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Debt Consolidation in Delaware

Delaware MapFor 35 percent of Americans, their debt is past due to the point that it has been placed into collections. Anyone who has ever had the unpleasant experience of being hounded by debt collectors knows that being in debt is one of the most stressful experiences consumers can face. In Delaware, 37.8 percent of consumers currently have outstanding debt in the collections process, with 71 percent of those in debt due to failure to pay their mortgages on time.

Consumers who are being harassed by debt collection agencies should record the calls and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Because Delaware is a one-party consent state, it is legal for consumers to record calls with debt collectors without their knowledge or consent.

Working with a consumer credit counseling agency can help consumers to get themselves out of debt without resorting to bankruptcy, which can damage their credit rating. Consumer credit counseling agencies are able to negotiate lower payments for consumers, and even assist them in applying for debt consolidation.

Consumers who are unable to qualify for debt consolidation programs and truly have no other option can consider filing for bankruptcy. Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows consumers to keep some of their possessions, including property that may be mortgaged, while they pay off their debt. Chapter 7 erases all debt without the consumer having to pay what is owed. The tradeoff is that property can be seized as part of the process.


Reader: Trump's tax cuts won't help me

The tax cuts recently passed by Congress and signed by President ... Without even looking I guarantee there was some sort of work or pickup truck involved in the recent wreck on Delaware Route 1. The ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:10:00 GMT

New Hampshire Governor Signs Law That Voting Groups Call De-Facto Poll Tax

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) signed a measure into law on Friday tweaking the definition of who can vote in the state, a move that voting rights groups strongly oppose. Under New Hampshire law, ...

Published:  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:53:51 GMT

Ocean View debacle more than doubles some property tax bills

Ocean View debacle more than doubles some property tax bills Some Ocean View, Delaware, residents were hit with a 100 percent property tax hike, much more than what the council voted on earlier this y...

Published:  Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:59:00 GMT

Financial experts support de-linking tax code

A veteran financial adviser and a chief economist support de-linking Guam's tax code from the federal tax code. Joe Arnett, a senior financial adviser at Deloitte & Touche who has served on several ta...

Published:  Wed, 04 Jul 2018 01:09:00 GMT

Bank of America 2Q profits jump 33 percent due to tax law

NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America's second-quarter profits jumped 33 percent from a year earlier, the company said Monday, as it cut expenses and, like nearly all other big banks, benefited greatly from ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:05:00 GMT

Paying per mile instead of fuel tax being tested in Del.

DELAWARE - With the steady increase of electric cars and fuel efficient vehicles, the State of Delaware is making less and less money off of their fuel tax. Fuel tax is incredibly important to the Fir...

Published:  Fri, 06 Jul 2018 15:18:00 GMT

Napa County readies hotel tax ballot measure for November ballot

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously favored creating a ballot measure to raise the transient occupancy tax from 12 percent to 13 percent in unincorporated areas. The extra 1 percent would ...

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

If Canada wants national pharmacare, taxes will have to go up, former PBO warns

OTTAWA - Former federal budget watchdog Kevin Page will deliver a blunt message to premiers this week about the costs of a future national pharmacare program: if Canadians want one, taxes will have to ...

Published:  Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:08:00 GMT

Why the tax overhaul could lead to lower settlements for sexual harassment victims

CHICAGO - The tax overhaul law, written last year near the height of the #MeToo movement, could place a bigger financial burden on victims of workplace sexual harassment and make such cases more diffi...

Published:  Sat, 07 Jul 2018 07:21:00 GMT

Bauer Media Brands Unite Against Tampon Tax with the "NO GENDER SELECTIVE TAX" Campaign

SYDNEY, Australia, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Bauer Media announces the launch of its 'No Gender Selective Tax' campaign, a push to end what is essentially a tax on being a woman. The 'No Gen...

Published:  Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:41:00 GMT

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