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3 tips for getting rid of debt when you're in over your head

When you have a large amount of debt, the last thing you want to do is answer calls from debt collectors or spend all you have on a payment that lasts only one month. People get into debt for all kinds of reasons, from losing a job to suffering from medical emergencies that land them in thousands of dollars in debt. If you've found yourself in that situation, you may want to consider paying down your debt with some of these tips.

Debt for sale

Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Garner and Alec Baldwin have become the faces of credit cards hyping premium awards and cashback cards. While the celebrity pitches are directed at customers who enjoy high credit ratings, others in the credit card business see opportunity with consumers who suffer with less than stellar FICO scores.

What property could you keep after Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

When faced with substantial unsecured debt, you may experience overwhelming feelings of anxiety and depression. These feelings typically occur due to believing that you cannot escape the financial burdens that weigh so heavily on you. However, you do have options for potentially discharging most, if not all, of those unsecured debts. If you qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, filing a petition could allow you to take the first step toward a fresh start.

Ending aggressive and inappropriate medical debt collection

While millions of Americans are the subject of medical debt collection efforts, far too many consumers are aggressively and unfairly targeted. Others are victims of mistaken identity whose credit scores are placed at risk by these harmful acts.

Are you facing two types of filings this year?

While tax season comes the stress of filling out and filing multiple forms. Organizing the necessary documents takes time. Many will inevitably wait for the last minute. While filers feel the pressure of a pending deadline, that anxiety can turn to excitement over potential tax return windfall.

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