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March 2014 Archives

Florida still leading the way in foreclosures nationwide

Although the economy continues to make some small gains, there are still many sectors that are struggling to improve. One of the hardest hit sectors of the country’s economic struggles has been the housing market. Florida has been one of the hardest hit regions, with many areas of the state, including Tampa, still trying to recover. Although there has been some recent good news regarding foreclosures, Florida is still seeing its share of difficulties.

Getting out of debt is not easy, but itís worth it

Just about everyone wants to enjoy the finer things of life. Most people, including many in the Tampa area, also like to enjoy their so-called toys. However, many people also get into severe debt in order to enjoy those things. Living within one’s means is not necessarily easy, but by avoiding the pitfalls of debt a person can actually enjoy his or her life much more by not being overwhelmed by financial problems.

Rebuilding Credit Post-Bankruptcy: Updating your Credit Reports

Updating credit reports is an important step to start rebuilding your credit after bankruptcy. Spotting errors and writing a personal statement to be included in your reports are two great ways to help your reports look their best to potential future creditors.

Medical debt leaving peopleís finances in critical condition

When the subject of debt is discussed, most often people probably think about mortgages, car loans or credit card debt. However, there is another kind of debt, which is actually a huge problem for many people across the country, which may not get as much attention. However, medical debt is actually very common in the U.S., including here in the Tampa Area.

Personal debt levels for Americans rising at a blistering pace

Although almost anyone would agree that being in debt is never a good idea, more and more Americans don’t seem have to a problem with being in the red. Debt can be a very difficult situation to be in and the effects of debt can lead to all kinds of problems, including foreclosure and bankruptcy. However, despite those risks, debt numbers across the U.S., including in Tampa, continue to rise.

Student Loan Law Series: Administrative Discharges

Although it is uncommon, there are certain circumstances in which federal student loans can be discharged. These situations vary and can either be school or non-school related. Certain procedures must be completed in order for a discharge to occur in many cases.

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