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February 2017 Archives

Foreclosure scam results in prison sentence

For those in Washington who are at risk of losing their home due to financial struggles, the level of daily stress is difficult to quantify. Fear of home foreclosure is about more than simply adding another debt to the growing pile; there is the very real sense of losing the place that represents peace, security and stability. That is why so many people will go to great lengths to avoid foreclosure.

Tips for finding swift relief from bill collectors

One of the most stressful things about living under a heavy burden of debt is having to deal with aggressive debt collectors. The stress that comes from fielding numerous phone calls each and every week can really take a toll over time, and can have a negative impact on a Washington resident's ability to lead a happy and healthy life. Making matters even worse, some of those calls might not even be in regard to legitimate debts. There are methods available to find relief from bill collectors.

Obamacare changes could impact those with medical debt

For those in Washington who have suffered through a serious illness or injury, the process of recovering and moving past that event can be a challenge. For some families, the financial strife that follows a serious medical event is even more difficult to overcome than the condition itself. Very often, even those who have health insurance are faced with a mountain of medical bills, and are often unable to meet all of those medical debt obligations. The end result can be seemingly endless phone calls and letters from bill collectors.

An approach to managing credit card debt

Once a Washington resident has become overwhelmed with debt, it can be very difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. There are various ways to tackle excessive credit card debt, but one option is often overlooked. For many people, merely having a more simplified way to tackle monthly bills can make a world of difference.