Category: Bankruptcy

3 Reasons Not to Pay for Your Vacation with Credit

This time of year, many of us are making vacation plans. Whether it's a humble roadtrip, a luxury cruise, or a simple staycation, it can be tempting to stretch your finances and spend more than you have.  I'm here to beg you not to. And here are 3 reasons: Your interest charges can build up. There's a reason so many credit card companies encourage travel spending. They know many families are willing to pay anything for happy memories, even if... Read More
Posted by Darrell Castle at Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 | 0 comments
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When is it time to declare bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a financial tool that can help you get your finances back on track. Many people can be confused by the stigma of bankruptcy but we are here to help guide your decisions and help you make the best choice possible as it relates to your finances and debt management.  We understand when you are swimming in debt with no end or relief in sight, there is nothing more important than having someone you can trust to lead you out of this situation.  You’ve tried... Read More
Posted by Darrell Castle at Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 | 0 comments
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The Big Secret We're Ashamed to Tell

Across America, everyone’s afraid to talk about money. We barely know how much debt  we  have, let alone our friends and neighbors.  Some of us use credit cards to go to fancy dinners or get the latest gadget, not because we’re selfish or greedy, but because we fear looking poor in front of friends and family. Struggling with debt you can't pay? We can help! Young people feel shame over moving back in with their parents, even though student... Read More
Posted by Darrell Castle at Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 | 0 comments
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How the Government Could Help with the Payday Loan Problem

The  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  has been promising for a while to deal with predatory payday loans. They've now started their response, with a  proposal  to be followed up next year by a final ruling and regulations to go with it. I'm opposed to regulation in general and favor a free market approach, but that only works when the market is truly free.  In this instance, the market is full of deception -- and there's nothing wrong with... Read More
Posted by Darrell Castle at Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 | 0 comments
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Do Americans Even Want to Save Money?

At a time when many families live paycheck to paycheck and so many of us struggle to pay the bills, it might seem crazy that we're a nation of savers – or at least we'd like to be. Believe it or not, Americans prefer saving money over spending it. And that isn't how we've always been. It's a direct response to the 2008 financial crisis. As Gallup reported in April : In three Gallup polls before the 2008 crisis, an average of 49% of U.S.... Read More
Posted by Darrell Castle at Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 | 0 comments
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