medical debt

#A High Price for Those With Crippling Medical Debt Low-income families struggle to pay off steep health care costs, even with insurance plans Percy Evans, 66, sat across from his wife Beverly, 65, as she grimly shuffled through her unpaid medical bills while sitting at their kitchen table. For Beverly the $11,000 in bills comes…


federal deficit

#2015 Will Continue Streak Of Shrinking U. S. Budget Deficit: The Two-Way: NPR itoggle caption Congressional Budget Office A chart shows the U.S. federal government’s spending and revenues, from 1965 projected forward to 2025. Congressional Budget Office The federal budget deficit will fall in 2015, the sixth consecutive year of decreases relative to the overall…


tax debt settlement

#1099-C IRS Tax Form – Debt Settlement and Cancellation of Debt When is a 1099-C Issued For Debt Settlement? Last Updated: March 10, 2015 If and when you settle a debt for less than what you owe, it feels like a done-deal to be celebrated. But temper that sigh of relief with the knowledge that,…


be debt free

#Today – s the day: I – M DEBT FREE! The Empowered Dollar 3 years and 11 months later, and it s here. The day I ve been waiting for. The day this entire blog has building toward. The Christmas morning of personal finance. I am now officially 100% debt free. Awwwww yeeeeaaah. I just…


canadian national debt

#To whom do we owe the national debt? Has every country got one? To whom do we owe the national debt? Has every country got one? Margaret Diamond, Binley, Coventry The National Debt is the total exports minus the total imports, and isn’t an actual debt, but more correctly called a “balance of trade”. In…


living debt free

#2014 Debt Freedom Report: Living Debt Free America is a land of freedom and opportunity.  At least that’s what we celebrate each July 4 th as we watch fireworks sparkle over waving stars and stripes.  But there are many different types of freedom and numerous instances throughout history in which our actions have belied our…


becoming debt free

#A 10-Step Guide to Help You Get out of Debt – TaxAct Blog Do you have any debts? — Student loans, credit card debt, car loans, a mortgage? Every now and then, we have to face the horrors of repaying debts. The problem is that the situation frequently creates a vicious circle. One type of…


debt collection

#A 6-step plan to defeat student-loan debt collectors Diana Nichols, president of Gold Key Consulting Sat, 21 Mar ’15 | 9:03 AM ET CNBC.com President Obama’s announcement last week that he is taking action to ensure strong consumer protections for student loan borrowers through his recent Student Aid Bill of Rights is a small step…


venture debt

#A Better Way to Finance a Start-up? Venture Debt We’ve discussed in previous columns the pitfalls of seeking traditional venture capital. Ordinary VC groups will provide much needed growth financing, but they will also dilute your equity ownership and have significant influence, if not effective control, over your strategic decisions and operations. Last week we…


credit card debts

#2015 Credit Card Debt Study: Trends – Insights by Odysseas Papadimitriou. CardHub CEO The global economy has been in something of a holding pattern, as the suppressed cost of oil and the strength of the Dollar have provided a windfall for some households while making the earnings expectations of many companies unattainable. And while recent…