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Money on the Street Interviews: Are Credit Cards Bad or Good?

August 9, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

When it comes to credit cards, even good answers have bad elements lying just beneath the surface.

CREDIT SCORE NOT A LOAN

Here Are All The Ways Your Credit Score Is About To Jump

July 17, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Crippling debt can totally kill our credit history, which makes buying a home or car or even getting a credit card nearly impossible. But some new changes to reporting are going to seriously boost your credit score.

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How The Government Adds To Student Loan Debt When It Tries To Lower It

June 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

What happens when an obscure lawsuit sways a federal judge? Chaos.

An indebted woman ponders the question: can debt collectors come to your house?

Is It Legal For Debt Collectors To Ring My Doorbell?

June 7, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: A reader asks about debt collectors, repo men, and “Fonzi” schemes.

Student loan debt crisis leaves millions strapped for cash

Man on the Street: What’s Your Take on the Student Loan Debt Crisis?

May 18, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

We hit the streets to ask people about the student debt crisis and how they hope President Trump may take action to provide relief.

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How Unpaid Utility And Cell Phone Bills Can Ruin Your Credit

January 5, 2017 | Mary Reed

Watch out, this little bill can have big consequences.

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5 Creative Ways To Pay Off Debt Once It Goes Into Collections

November 8, 2016 | Debt.com

Yes, one of the options involves blood and sperm.

Can you handle a medical credit card?

Ask The Expert: Do I Really Have To Pay That Doctor’s Bill?

April 6, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader can’t afford a medical procedure. Now what?

Can a debt collector take money out of your pocket?

Dvorkin On Debt: How To Collect From A Debt Collector

June 1, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Can you really profit off your debt collector? This woman did!

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Get Out Of Debt Guy: The Hospital Turned Me Over to Collections. Can They Do That?

May 22, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader wants to know how much getting sick really costs.

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Get Out of Debt Guy: Debt Collectors Keep Harassing Me

April 17, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader asks what she can do to stop aggressive collection calls on an old debt she doesn’t owe.

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Get Out of Debt Guy: My Husband Passed Away With Bills, Now What?

March 20, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader has a double tragedy: Her husband is gone and she’s had several strokes.

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Ask The Expert: Which Should I Pay Off First? My Credit Card Or My Car Loan?

February 25, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader has a complicated relationship with her ex and her credit cards.

America Saves Week

Debt collectors go after 77 million Americans

August 4, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Last week’s big news about debt is still big news today.