Tough Talks On Greek Debt As D-Day Looms

20 February 2015, 1:54 Tough Talks On Greek Debt As D-Day Looms Tweet These could well prove the most important few days in the euro's existence. In the corridors and meeting rooms of the Justus Lipsus building in Brussels, Greece and its euro counterparts have been charged with discussing how to keep the struggling nation in the single currency. Their chances of success seem to be flagging. Quite how we got here is a complicated story - it involves political and economic mistakes, financial jiggery-pokery, Read more [...]

Student Debt Relief Company Shut Down

Saying there's controversy over whether a company should be allowed to charge students to help them apply for federal student loan repayment plan options is an understatement. After all, you don't need someone else besides your own servicer's free help to get on an income-driven repayment plan.  Today, the Consumer [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Real Madrid Debt Hits €600 Million, as Bernabeu Naming Rights Deal Is Close

Real Madrid’s debt pile climbed over 10 percent in the past 12 months and now stands at a whopping €602 million, according to a report by Marco Ruiz of AS. Madrid announce €600m debt... — footballespana (@footballespana_) September 20, 2014 Ahead of Real’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) this weekend, figures released do not make good reading for those connected with the club. In his piece, Ruiz wrote: The total debt of 602 million is the total amount Read more [...]

The U.S. Debt: Why It Will Continue To Rise

The federal debt has been on the rise since President Nixon decoupled the dollar from the gold standard in 1971. Learn how and why this opened Pandora's 'Money' Box. We'll also examine how much the debt rose during various periods (from 1966 until today) and where it will go from here. This article is filled with a wealth of information in easy to understand language. If you would like to understand more about the federal government's debt problem, this article is for you. After all, Washington's Read more [...]

This Week In Credit Card News: 35% Of Consumers Have Debt In Collections; High Overdraft Fees

A Third of Americans Delinquent on Debt More than a third of consumers have trouble paying debts on time; 35% of Americans have debt in collections, according to a study of seven million Americans by the Urban Institute. That means the debt is so far past due that the account has [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Your Personal Debt Is Not Entirely Your Fault

If you’re in debt and sinking deeper, you’re not alone. Especially if you are young, the high price of a college education combined with a weak job market has hit you hard. It’s easy for older people to say you should spend less, but life would be a lot less […]
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This Week In Credit Card News: Debt Collectors Garnish Wages, Cards Coming With Microchip

Debt Collectors Have Figured Out a Way to Seize Your Wages and Savings It appears the debt-collection industry has found a troubling strategy: filing lawsuits against debtors on the theory that they won't ever show up to court to defend themselves. The consequences are dire when the debtors don't appear in [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]