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Debt Consolidation in Arizona

Arizona MapAccording to figures released by the Urban Institute, 38.7 percent of the average consumer debt of $55,831 currently is in collections in Arizona. The majority of debt in the state comes from mortgages, with 70.8 percent of Arizonans struggling to make timely payments on their homes. With an average household income of $65,788, consumers who are in debt face a daunting task when it comes to getting themselves out of it.

Some consumers who are up to their eyeballs in debt will consider bankruptcy as a means to alleviate the financial pressure. While bankruptcy is certainly an option, it has a lasting effect on a consumer's credit rating and should not be entered into lightly.

Consumers also have the option of working with a reputable credit counseling agency to consolidate their debt. Consumers who qualify for debt consolidation are able to combine their separate debt into one monthly payment that fits within their budget. Creditors are required to work with consumers who are eligible for debt consolidation. As part of a debt consolidation agreement, consumers may be required to agree not to apply for any new credit until their existing debt is settled. Consumers also may be required to undergo credit counseling.


Why Californians snapping up Arizona luxury homes could signal tax exodus

Many are waiting to see whether census data supports what some are already calling a tax exodus out of California and other high-tax states, but those in the business of selling luxury homes in the Ph...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:20:00 GMT

Arizona education initiative's tax hike on rich could take away tax break for others

PHOENIX - An initiative proposing to pay for education improvements by hiking taxes on only the most wealthy also appears to remove a small income tax break available to those with fewer financial res...

Published:  Sat, 14 Jul 2018 06:00:00 GMT

Arizona Property Tax Alliance: Are you overpaying

Over 42,000 homeowners in Maricopa County are unfairly missing out on up to $600 per year in lower property taxes. At Arizona Property Tax Alliance, we take a stand against unfair taxation. We are ded...

Published:  Wed, 11 Jul 2018 09:04:00 GMT

Gov. Doug Ducey: Arizona's #RedForEd school walkout 'was never about teacher pay'

"What it was truly about," he said, "is what will likely be on the ballot this November, which is a tax increase." RELATED: Failures and successes: A history of Arizona education funding ideas Ducey h...

Published:  Sun, 08 Jul 2018 03:05:00 GMT

Initiative aims to tax wealthy for K-12 money

But Olson, now a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission, said it makes the ballot measure he never favored in the first place even worse, as it would now mean higher taxes for anyone who hits th...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:01:00 GMT

Report: New York launches tax probe of Trump Foundation

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state tax officials have opened an investigation into the Trump Foundation to determine whether President Donald Trump or his charity violated state law. The probe into wh...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:25:00 GMT

Teachers Just Want to Raise Your Taxes, Arizona Governor Says

Arizona's Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, up for re-election this fall, says he believes protesting teachers there care more about hiking up the state's taxes than they do about teacher pay. Shortly after ...

Published:  Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:13:00 GMT

Invest In Ed tax levels the playing field ... a little

It'll be a #disaster if these ballot measures pass. AZ's strong economic position will crater as taxes and utility bills skyrocket. #DontCaliforniaMyArizona!! - J.D. Mesnard (@JDMesnard) July 6, 2018 ...

Published:  Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:21:00 GMT

All eyes on carbon tax vote

Henry Cuellar, Collin Peterson, Sanford Bishop and Kyrsten Sinema (who's running for Senate in Arizona). SOUND OFF: Forty-one conservative groups signed onto a letter to lawmakers this week calling on ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Meet 6 House Republicans who could get behind a carbon tax

The House of Representatives voted to reject the mere idea of a carbon tax on Thursday morning ... Conor Lamb (Pennsylvania), Stephanie Murphy (Florida), Tom O'Halleran (Arizona), and Kyrsten Sinema ( ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:46:00 GMT

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