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Hoping your mistakes of the past will magically disappear with the new year is pure folly, says Debt Adviser Steve Bucci who offers his top 10 follies to avoid in 2006.
Load up on cost-cutting tips for throwing a great holiday bash.
By applying your entire payment to the low-rate promotional balance, the card companies stretch out the time you’re on the hook, says the Debt Adviser.
When it comes to credit information, what you think you know that isn’t true can really hurt you.
People who refinance their mortgages with loans containing prepayment penalties or balloon payments are more likely to undergo foreclosure, a new study says.
It’s a partnership, the Bankruptcy Adviser assures a worried bride with bad credit, so a new husband should help, even if his credit score temporarily ‘catches cold.’
Tired of untangling that box of lights every Christmas? Maybe it’s time to bring in one of Santa’s professional elves: a holiday decorator.
Help is vital when fighting on two fronts against the original creditor and a collection agency, says the Bankruptcy Adviser.
It’s not just your mortgage payment and credit card rate anymore: Shaky credit will cost you when it comes to auto, home and renters insurance.
Before taking the leap, do your homework and make certain to understand the ramifications of bankruptcy on your life.