There are things to look out for with credit card debt consolidation.

Being careful with credit card debt consolidation

Allowing credit card debt to pile up can be a disaster, and today millions of people around the world are in over their heads when it comes to this particular debt. Instead of feeling trapped, as if no solution exists, you might consider credit card debt consolidation. For many, this has proven to be a
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FCC pressures Verizon to refund $50 million in phantom charges

A Verizon refund of $50 million to 15 million Verizon customers was announced Sunday. After years of customer complaints, Verizon admitted it had repeatedly charged customers for data services they didn’t order. The Federal Communications Commission, which had been investigating Verizon’s phantom charges for 10 months, said questions still remained about why Verizon took so
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Lansing says no to payday lending as Michigan economy flails

If a legal business offers a product like payday loans – a product for which there is a proven demand – the efforts of local governments to restrict payday lenders through cutthroat zoning policies are at best questionable, says the Payday Pundit. NWI.com reports that the Lansing, Mich., Planning and Zoning Board is looking for
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Concorde crash probe takes 10 years to reach questionable verdict

An Air France Concorde supersonic airliner burst into flames and crashed just after takeoff from from Charles De Gaulle airport near Paris on July 25, 2000. The cause of the Concorde crash was determined to be a strip of metal dropped onto the runway from a Contenental Airlines DC-10 that had taken off in front
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iPhone OS4 | Multitasking and more on the horizon for iPhone

The iPad has barely come out, and iPad apps are still the hottest download, but Apple has already moved on to the iPhone OS4. This Thursday at Apple Headquarters, iPhone OS4 will be previewed in a “sneak peek” press event. While no details have been officially released, the rumors are running wild – but don’t
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Win the race with payday loans for bad credit

Payday loans for bad credit played a big role in my winning the race. Recently I participated in a classic car contest. I was so proud of my vehicle. I’d had it in storage over the winter and had no idea what I was in for. Not to spoil the story, but let’s just say
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How to find a cheap couch or love seat

Every now and again, people do have to buy new furniture. For some it is not always the most pleasant experience, but there are some ways to make it easier and a lot lighter on the wallet. There are a few excellent places to look for great deals. Replacing a couch or love seat Replacing
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Winter Solstice 2010 | Full moon and eclipse welcome back the sun

Winter Solstice 2010, Dec. 21, is the shortest day of the year. The 2010 Winter Solstice comes with a double dose of astrological significance. There is both a full moon and a full eclipse on during this year’s solstice. Significance of Winter Solstice 2010 Winter Solstice 2010 is an important day for a variety of
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Titanic Memorial Cruise | Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Titanic memorial cruise creeps me out I’m not really a superstitious person. At least, I didn’t think I was until this morning when I read “Titanic memorial cruise to sail on 100th anniversary” in the Associated Press at http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jeSxA8D3O6n1IG3oRGp8aI8miyQg. I just couldn’t help but think that it sounds like an accident waiting to happen. Still,
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Key provisions of new health care law go into effect Sept. 23

The new health care law passed six months ago. On Sept. 23, several changes in the U.S. health care system start going into effect. Many of the more controversial parts of health care reform don’t start for a few more years. But key reforms such as coverage despite pre-existing conditions begin Thursday. Republicans are increasing
Credit repair is possible, but only if you increase your debt literacy. (Photo: flickr.com)

On Credit Repair and Debt Literacy

What You Know Can Save You Green Do you consider yourself to be financially literate? How about when it comes to debt – is your level of debt literacy high enough that concepts like credit repair are second nature to you? Chances are your opinion of your debt literacy is higher than the reality. This
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Keep your credit card limit from being slashed without warning

A final round of new credit card rules designed to protect consumers goes into effect on Aug. 22. Banks and credit card companies have been raising interest rates and fees and slashing credit limits in the run-up to the new credit card rules. Slashing credit card limits is a common practice during economic hard times.
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Gen. David Petraeus replaces commander disgraced by Rolling Stone

Gen. David Petraeus was named to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the new U.S. commander in the Afghanistan war. After a profile of McChrystal in Rolling Stone portrayed him as openly contemptuous of President Obama and key members of his national security team, McChrystal offered his resignation and Obama accepted it. Opinion has been nearly
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UK election results in a hung parliament

The UK election has indeed resulted in a hung parliament, which a lot of people were worried about.  While the term itself may avail itself to juvenile humor, a hung parliament is actually not that funny.  The last hung parliament (as a result of a General Election) occurred in 1974, and had to be resolved
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Use of credit cards rises for first time in two years

The use of credit cards by consumers has started to rise again after a two-year decline. During the recent recession, fewer consumers have been making as many purchases on credit, and more people have been paying off debts. The credit card industry recently began booming again. Three straight months of increasing use of credit cards
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Ways to save instant cash on leisure activities

There are a lot of ways to save instant cash by cutting corners on leisure activities. Believe it or not, there are ways to still have fun and not have to sacrifice much at all. One just has to be creative and know a little. Ways to cut leisure expenses and save some serious cash