Mr. Weinberg's insightful articles & real-world experience in handling all kinds of credit card & mortgage debt will put you on the path to financial success. Tips, Techniques, and proven methods for improving your situation.

Published On August 2nd, 2013

Bankruptcy is a very scary term to most people. Many who are considering filing for it are already in a highly stressful situation. Bankruptcy is a tool that exists in order to give people a second chance when there doesn’t appear to be any viable alternatives. Just be certain it is the best tool for your situation.  

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Published On July 5th, 2013

Paying bills every month can be pretty monotonous, yet overwhelming. If you have the responsibility of taking care of your own bills, you can definitely relate! Unfortunately, managing bill payments is an essential part of adult life.  Paying your bills each month is essential so continue to have the services you need and the credit you've earned without interruption. However, that doesn’t mean you are always on top of getting those bills paid.

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Published On July 1st, 2013

Buying a home is surely a great achievement for you and the rewards can be very exciting. There's so much you can do now that you have this asset under your belt. What you'll now realize, however, is that your bank account has started to behave erratically! You're seeing money moving out of your account faster than ever before. Or so it seems. What you're experiencing is a clear case of a budgeting dilemma for a first time mortgagee. It's completely normal to feel like you've…

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Published On June 4th, 2013

If your spending habits have you digging for pennies before the next payday, maybe it’s time for a change. Unfortunately, running out of money before payday, especially if you do it over and over, causes a lot of undue stress that can negatively affect your health as well as your pocketbook.

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Published On June 3rd, 2013

If debt collectors are pursuing you for payment, you know how frustrating the situation can be. However, with knowledge and tact, you can diplomatically navigate the rough waters. Try these strategies when you feel like you’re drowning in debt and debt collectors.

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Published On May 3rd, 2013

No matter what time of year it is, it's never too late to dust off your credit reports and learn exactly where you stand. Especially these days when the average boomer is swimming in debt and the long-term unemployed are relying on credit just to make ends meet. Worse still, a recent study found it isn't uncommon for consumers to spot errors on their report, which can cost them a much-needed job or loan.

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Published On April 16th, 2013

You take the advice you've heard so many times and you get your free annual credit reports to make sure they are correct. Then you take it one step further and get a free credit score. Perhaps a lender provides it when you are turned down for credit, or your order it from a service such as Credit.com. But the number you see is a complete surprise.

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Published On January 10th, 2013

It is very common to receive convenience checks from your credit card issuer. These promotional checks look like free money, with 0 percent offers in bold print. These offers may seem like a tempting way to pay for holiday shopping, but consumers need to read the fine print to know exactly what you are getting.

The convenience check is linked to your credit card account. The promotional letter describes the checks as an easy way to get cash, transfer balances, or make a purchase that…

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Published On December 5th, 2012

It's so easy to get carried away during the holiday season! The excitement of the season makes carefree living seems like the only way to go during the holiday.

As fun as the season is, however, it’s important to keep an eye on your budget during Christmastime so you're not faced with a financial crisis later on.

How can you resist the urge to spend frivolously in the name of gifts and having a jolly good time?

Consider these tips to manage your holiday…

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Published On December 3rd, 2012

We all know that our credit score can help determine loan eligibility and interest rates. After all, credit scores are an indicator of how well you handle debt. But if you’re not in the market for a mortgage or a personal loan, it’s easy to assume that your not-so-hot credit can’t really hurt you. The truth is, lenders and banks aren’t the only ones checking credit reports and making decisions based on your credit history. Even if you have no plans for new debt, ignoring…

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