Debt Relief Scams: Warning Signs & What To Look For

Debt relief ads are everywhere. And they’re even more noticeable when you’re in debt and you’re paying attention to people talking about debt. However, debt relief scams are everywhere. Here’s what you should look for in order to avoid falling prey to a debt relief scam.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service: Can Credit Counselors Really Help You Get Out Of Debt?

Credit counselors help consumers manage — and ultimately lower — their debt. They promise to negotiate with debtors, create payment plans, and lower the interest rates of people in debt. Their ultimate goal is to eliminate your debt. Credit counseling can be good… so good, it’s even mandatory in some situations — like before you can file for bankruptcy.

Debt Consolidation vs Credit Counseling vs Bankruptcy

Hearing about Ivan’s financial situation on NBC’s Today Show made me flash back to my own college days when I, too, was in debt up to my ears. Jean Chantzky’s recommendation for Ivan was basically to try credit counseling. Here’s why, plus what to look for when you’re trying to find a reputable credit counseling company…

Will New Finance Curriculum In Schools Heal Georgia’s Financial Woes?

The state of Georgia is facing serious financial problems. Georgia educators plan to fix this by adding financial literacy and financial planning to the state’s high school curriculum. This means they’ll have to remove 20% of social studies lessons to make room for the new finance and economics classes. Is is the right thing to do?