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Two readers struggle with getting sued by creditors because of their debt. Can it happen, and if it does, what should they do?
It’s a rough time, but it doesn’t have to be a disastrous one.
Getting out of debt isn’t easy, but will bring you many forms of relief.
These proven strategies can help you get back on track if you’re ready to take the next step.
Freelance taxes and side gig taxes are complicated with so many forms to track and receipts to record. This guide helps you navigate tax season.
The FTC and Equifax are settling a lawsuit regarding a data breach. Learn how to claim your free monitoring from the Equifax settlement.
Prescription drug costs have been on the rise with no sign of slowing down. Here are a few ways you can save.
Even a simple matter like figuring out how much you owe can be complicated when it comes to the IRS. Learn three ways to determine if (and how much) you owe the IRS, with helpful tips on what you can do once you know your real balance.
The best way to pay off student loans depends on the kind of loans you have.
Unexpected expenses are precisely the reason you need an emergency fund. But what if you don’t have one and need money now?
Feel like you’ve been waiting forever to get your tax refund? You could just be impatient or it could be a sign of a bigger issue. Luckily there are some easy ways to check if you’re wondering where your refund is. And you can leave here understanding the seven reasons why there might be a […]
Learn how you should file for personal bankruptcy when you can’t afford debt and other relief options won’t help.
Cutting back on these items may end up costing you more.
New technology is giving consumers new ways to pay, but some methods can be bad for your budget. We go through all of the latest payment options that consumers have, to help you find the right one to save.
Learn how Chapter 11 bankruptcy works for businesses and individuals so you can decide if it’s the right choice for you and you need to restructure.
Credit card debt can be extremely stressful. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the average American held more than $8,788 in credit card debt, according to a recent WalletHub study. And the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s research indicates that that number is likely to keep growing. When numbers reach that high, or even higher, it […]
Don’t let a debt collector overcharge you with interest and fees that you don’t owe! Having a debt in collections is stressful enough, but when a collector tacks on interest and fees it makes a bad situation worse. But can a debt collector charge interest and fees that weren’t part of the original debt? Unfortunately, […]
Mistakes on your credit report can hurt your credit score. Learn how they can happen and how to fix these mistakes in different situations.
Los fanáticos del show “Mythbusters” deberían saber que una nueva temporada recién empieza en el “Science Channel” a las 9 p.m (EST). Aprovechamos el momento para investigar los mitos más comunes del dinero que existen actualmente.
Private student debt consolidation loans allow you to combine both federal and private student loans into a single monthly payment, but you give up eligibility for federal relief programs and student loan forgiveness. Here’s what you need to know!
When it comes to back taxes, the IRS doesn’t let an unpaid debt go easily. In truth, there are very few ways to qualify for tax debt forgiveness – even partial forgiveness. That makes Innocent Spouse relief unique, because it’s one of the few ways you can qualify for full tax forgiveness. What is Innocent […]
What are back taxes? Back taxes are any taxes that you owe that remain unpaid after the year that they are due. Basically, if you let an entire filing year go by without paying the IRS what you owe, it’s considered “back taxes.” It’s important to note that even taxes you don’t pay within a […]
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Debt.com signs endorsement deal with 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte.
When you want to consolidate unpaid tax debt from multiple years into a single repayment plan, you typically use an installment agreement (IA). We explain how this differs from credit card and student loan consolidation and how it works.
The three credit bureaus aren’t the same. They all operate a little differently.
If you think PFM platforms are just for Wall Street big wigs, think again. These days almost any consumer can use a PFM to build a better financial outlook.
We help you understand the four key concerns in effective personal finance and money management that seniors need to know for a comfortable retirement.
If you can’t pay back tax debt due to financial hardship, an Offer in Compromise (OIC) allows you to reduce debt in a way that won’t hurt your outlook.
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