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  • Evanliddiard
    started a topic Credit Union Vehicle Reaffirmation question

    Credit Union Vehicle Reaffirmation question

    Filed Ch7 Nov 2018. Had two vehicles and a credit card with a credit union. We had decided to reaffirm under an agreement that they would not be cross collateralized and that payments would be reported to credit agencies. The CU didn’t accept reaffirmation (without our knowledge). We continue making...
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  • Married, single bankruptcy, balance transfers, OH MY!

    Good afternoon! I've been lurking this forum for a while, and was hoping someone could share their insight on my scenario.

    My husband and I have been struggling with credit card debt for a while. It recently came to a head when a water line in our front yard was leaking (2500$), our car...
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  • Cheryl84
    started a topic Balance Transfer Issues

    Balance Transfer Issues

    I am including 4 credit cards in my Chapter 7 to the tune of $17,000. 3 are from Chase, 1 Discover.

    I used a balance transfer offer to send $2,500 to 1 Chase from Discover 6 months back. There was an offer for 18 months no interest and transfer fee free. That card, which has only the balance...
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  • tess_bk
    started a topic Consolidation Snowball - CC or Loan?

    Consolidation Snowball - CC or Loan?

    I'm talking about the good kind of snowball, where you "snowball" your debts until you pay them off. (Google it! It's really cool.) I already did it once quite successfully a couple of years back, then got a bit sloppy with using CC's and ended up with a few thousand in credit card debt again....
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  • BankruptinNJ
    started a topic I Don't Want Any Credit Cards!

    I Don't Want Any Credit Cards!

    I was starting to get "pre-selected" credit card offers and I made a decision: I don't want them! I know that I am a shopaholic and I will only get into trouble.

    I thought that I wanted a secured card to rebuild my credit and did apply online for the Public Bank secured one...
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  • What, me worry? Young adults get self-esteem boost from debt

    June 6, 2011

    Instead of feeling stressed by the money they owe, many young adults actually feel empowered by their credit card and education debts, according to a new nationwide study.

    Researchers found that the more credit card and college loan debt held by young adults...
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  • Bad credit sends more students packing than poor grades

    June 4, 2011

    According to a survey of student loan applicants by loan provider Nellie Mae, 83 percent of college undergrads use credit cards and the average card debt was $2,327 in 2001. Furthermore, the college students surveyed steadily increased usage rates and balances. From freshman...
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  • Shoppers cool down their credit cards

    June 2, 2011

    If gas prices don’t slide, expect more online shopping

    What you make of May same-store sales depends on what you want to see.

    Retailers, pointing to a 4.9% gain from year-ago sales, see it as evidence that their business continues to improve....
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  • Watch out for unregulated credit cards

    May 22, 2011

    The sudden interest-rate hikes, high fees and steep penalties that last year’s credit card regulations were designed to eliminate are still lurking in one segment of the credit card market: cards designated for businesses.

    As a result, consumers who don’t...
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  • 5 Credit Card Myths You’d Regret Buying Into

    May 10, 2011

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away; swallowed chewing gum remains in your stomach for seven years; lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice; cracking your knuckles leads to arthritis. Whether you call them myths, old wives’ tales or urban legends, there is...
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  • 8 Million Credit Card Customers Vanish

    February 2, 2011

    Credit card issuers live in interesting times. New reforms threaten their profits, while our slowly recovering economy pushes more people to put away their plastic. But while this might sound like bad news for banks and their investors, the situation's not as dire as it...
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    Last edited by AngelinaCat; 02-17-2011, 06:08 AM. Reason: to conform to the formatting rules for this board.

  • BobMango
    started a topic The end of credit cards is coming

    The end of credit cards is coming

    January 24, 2011

    Credit cards may soon be as outdated as vinyl records. (Remember those?) And this is the year that the slow, steady march to oblivion begins.

    You can already use your iPhone, Droid or BlackBerry to buy a hotdog at the ballgame, buy your Starbucks latté, or...
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    Last edited by Flamingo; 01-31-2011, 02:24 AM.

  • American Express offered a credit card to my 3-year-old

    January 13,2011

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- My daughter has a piggy bank and occasionally collects coins and adds them to her lot. Sometimes, she spills out the contents and enjoys putting each coin back in the bank through the slot at the top one at a time. But I wouldn't say she's good with...
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  • Sub-Prime Credit Card Offers Up 300% Since June

    January 12, 2011

    For the last two years , its been nearly impossible for subprime borrowers to qualify for a loan of almost any kind. But that's beginning to change as banks slowly return to lending. First up: credit cards.

    Consumers with less-than-perfect credit scores...
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  • Rewards Cards Lead to More Spending, Debt

    December 29, 2010

    Credit cards that give cash back prompt consumers to spend more and accrue more debt, according to researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

    The initiation of a 1% cash rewards program yielded, on average, a $25 reward each month—and an increase...
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