Do You Pass The Debt Test?

American households are carrying an average of nearly $16,000 of credit card debt, which translates into more than $2,000 in finance charges and fees each year, according to the Federal Reserve. Even with statistics like these, freedom from debt is an achievable goal for every family. The first step in regaining control is to take […]

Wealthy Americans Optimistic about Financial Future

As the economy in the United States begins to recover from the recession, many Americans feel a sense of optimism greater than they had before the recession regarding their financial future. The Mintel organization published a report recently entitled Wealth Management-January 2011 that shows that more than 80 percent of households with high net worth […]

New FTC Rules for Debt Settlement Firms Provide Greater Transparency for Clients

September 27 marked the first day of new FTC regulations regarding the operating procedures of debt settlement firms.  As the number of Americans facing substantial debt has continued to rise over the past decade, the promises made by debt settlement firms to reduce a consumer’s debt by a significant amount have led many to enlist […]

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