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January 2018 Archives

Collectors who harass consumers: Understand and STOP the calls

One of the worst things about being in debt is having to deal with harassment -- and embarrassment -- from creditors and the bill collectors who work for them. From threatening letters to nasty phone calls, this harassment can be very stressful, especially when you may already be going through a difficult time.

Celebrities and bankruptcy: Their problems … and yours

We’ve talked about celebrity bankruptcies in previous blog posts. Many of our readers like this topic because it illustrates clearly that we all go through hard times in our lives. It normalizes and validates their experience of stress and anxiety as it relates to problem debt that can afflict anyone, even the super-wealthy and exceedingly famous.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy and foreclosure: Four things to consider

Many people find themselves behind on their mortgage payments because of an unforeseen event like a job loss, a business problem, an expensive medical event or a divorce. Some consumers consider a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing to stop the foreclosure process and save their homes.

Pitfalls with medical credit cards for consumers

A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that approximately 33 percent of people around the country have trouble paying their medical bills. Tennessee patients who have used a medical credit card to pay for these expenses may not be fully aware of the consequences. One reason is that people sometimes sign up for these types of cards without fully understanding the terms.

Which generation struggles the most with debt?

Many Tennessee consumers struggle with multiple types of debt, including credit card bills, student loans, medical bills and unpaid taxes. According to one report that compared how different generations were managing their debt, members of Generation X are struggling more than baby boomers and millennials.

About Chapter 11 bankruptcy

A business owner in Tennessee may use Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reorganize a company if it's saddled with substantial debt. While this type of bankruptcy is usually associated with corporations, small businesses are also eligible to file.

Ways to cut down on debt

Many Tennessee consumers are overwhelmed by their debts and believe that they will never be able to pay them off. However, some of them who have substantial levels of debt have several options to try to repay them and to improve their credit scores.

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