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Debt Consolidation in Colorado

Colorado MapThe 2008 great recession wreaked financial havoc on a number of Americans. Although the federal government has declared the economy to be out of the woods and slowly rebounding, many consumers still are suffering with the debt they incurred due to lost jobs and stagnant salaries.

The average debt in Colorado is $74,340, with 31.2 percent of that currently in collections, according to statistics provided by the Urban Institute. Consumers who are struggling with debt have options in Colorado. They can seek credit counseling, apply for debt consolidation programs or, as a last resort, file for either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. While consumers decide which option is best for them, they have protections afforded to them from debt collection agencies.

Within the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, collectors are required to treat consumers fairly and are prohibited from harassing consumers by requiring them to call only during set hours of the day, and never are they permitted to contact a consumer at their place of employment. Consumers also have the right to put a request in writing for the collection agency to stop calling them about the debt, which the agency must honor.

Consumer credit counseling agencies are able to assist consumers with debt consolidation by negotiating on their behalf with creditors. Working with a credit counseling agency can help consumers to get out of debt in as little as two to four years. They also may be able to negotiate with creditors to lower the total amount owed.

 

Recreational marijuana in Colorado: What the numbers say about health, safety and tax dollars

The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice last year came out with an analysis of the effects of the state's legalization of retail sales of marijuana since it went into effect in 2014. It found teen ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:19:00 GMT



With The Colorado Government Run By Boulder Democrats, Progressives Push Their Agenda In Denver

Residents of Colorado, however, don't have to wait to hear about, or possibly be affected by such proposals. Patrick Gleason is vice president of state affairs at Americans for Tax Reform, and a ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:34:00 GMT



Bill expanding electric vehicle tax credits would mean $99 million less for Colorado's general fund

Legislation expanding Colorado's tax incentives for electric vehicles could mean over $99 million less in revenue for the state's general fund at a time when Democratic lawmakers are looking for ways ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:47:00 GMT



Gas fee among ideas as Colorado lawmakers figure out how to pay for transportation

The idea: Fix Colorado Roads is working with some Democratic lawmakers to hash out ways to raise new revenue, but party leaders are wary of the need to seek voter approval for any new taxes, limiting ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:00:00 GMT



Colorado BondShares - A Tax-Exempt Fund

Colorado BondShares - A Tax-Exempt Fund is an open-end fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund's objective is to maximize income that is exempt from both federal and Colorado income taxes while ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:14:00 GMT



Colorado lawmakers propose asking voters to give up their TABOR refunds

On Wednesday, Colorado House Speaker KC Becker (D-Boulder) announced that lawmakers want to ask voters for permission to override the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) and keep excess tax revenue ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:03:00 GMT



Colorado Springs sales tax revenue bounces back in February

Colorado Springs' sales tax revenue bounced back to a solid gain in February after a lackluster January reflecting a weak ending to holiday sales, the city's Finance Department reported.

Published:  Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:02:00 GMT



Studies vary widely on Colorado real estate property tax rankings

Conflicting studies rank Colorado's property taxes either among the lowest five in the country or significantly higher. According to a new analysis produced by the consumer financial website WalletHub ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:47:00 GMT



Meet the candidates for Colorado Springs Mayor

Suthers says having the right workforce, affordability in the cost of living and taxes is important to growing the jobs base in Colorado Springs, something he's worked to address since taking ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:03:00 GMT



Poland officials oppose proposed water tax

POLAND - Selectperson Joe Cimino said a bill in the state Legislature proposing a 12-cents-per-gallon excise tax on water that has been extracted from the ground would have a negative and lasting ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:47:00 GMT



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