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Debt Consolidation in Mississippi

Mississippi MapAcross several kinds of consumer debt, residents of the state of Mississippi vary widely. For instance, with respect to student debt, graduates rank 34th overall with 57% finishing degrees with outstanding loans; however, those same graduates rank 19th in terms of the amount of debt, with an average balance of $27,571 upon graduation.

Mississippi is second only to Kentucky when looking at credit card debt. The average credit card balance is $9,821.80. For those who do not find a way to manage that credit card debt, such as through use of debt consolidation services, they may find themselves considering bankruptcy.

In Mississippi, there are almost 11,000 individuals who file for bankruptcy in an average year, at a rate of 3.71 filings for every 1000 residents. This puts Mississippi in tenth place in comparison with other states in America.

Mississippi also has the dubious honor of being the state with the highest rate of auto loan delinquency: 2.54% of all auto loans in the state are delinquent in an average three-month period. Debt consolidation would be one way for Mississippi residents to address such auto loan debt before it becomes delinquent.

In one measurement, however, Mississippi is doing better than many states in America: foreclosure. Only one in every 4483 homes in the state is in foreclosure, and even the hardest-hit counties (George, De Soto, and Jackson) are just under one home in every 2000 facing foreclosure. Mississippi does have a median list price that is also lower than many other areas in the nation at $139,500.

Mississippi residents should be aware that it is a ?one party? consent state, meaning that debt collectors are allowed to record a phone call made for the purposes of collection without getting the permission of the person receiving the call.

 

Grocery tax plan halted in Alabama House committee

Mississippi and South Dakota are the others. Gundlach said the challenge, for years, is to find a way to replace the loss revenue from exempting grocery sales. She said that an older estimate pegged ...

Published:  Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:28:00 GMT



Moss Point restaurant owners respond to proposed tax increase

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Moss Point residents will soon decide whether to implement a two percent sales tax on prepared foods. Last week, the city's board of aldermen established May 28 as voting day ...

Published:  Sat, 20 Apr 2019 06:22:00 GMT



4 Tax Strategies That Could Make a Divorce Settlement Easier

"It's not only one thing that changed in tax reform," Ms. Lo said. "You really need to factor in everything. You have to know how it's going to impact your spending going forward." And that advice ...

Published:  Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:17:00 GMT



Our Views: Voters OK fantasy sports, but we ought to tax them fairly

Abramson has proposed an 8 percent tax rate on net revenue. He said that is based on the rules in Mississippi, which has both online fantasy sports and sports betting, and is drawing Louisiana ...

Published:  Sat, 20 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT



Third casino in Mississippi's Tunica County to close

Arkansas tax figures show Southland won $222 million ... More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling ...

Published:  Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:21:00 GMT



Yahoo Sports' top 2019 NFL draft prospects, No. 8: Mississippi State EDGE Montez Sweat

Sweat then committed to Mississippi State and started all 13 games ... along with a dominant performance (three tackles for loss, sack) in the Tax Slayer Bowl vs. Lamar Jackson and Louisville.

Published:  Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:04:00 GMT



Starkville tax vote, alderman special election set for May 30

"It's anyone that comes to this town and has a meal. Any Super Bulldog Weekend-type event at Mississippi State, any athletic function. From a tax-sharing standpoint, it's one of those that we'll ...

Published:  Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:40:00 GMT



Aldermen set date for tax referendum, Ward 5 special election

Miller will move to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to serve as director of advancement at St. Patrick Catholic High School in Biloxi. Ward 5 residents will decide their next alderman in addition to voting ...

Published:  Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:06:00 GMT



Managing Sales Tax Complexities in Merchandise Returns

Forty-five states and the District of Columbia collect a statewide sales tax that ranges from 7 percent in Indiana, Mississippi, Rhode Island and Tennessee to 2.9 percent in Colorado. Those rates, as ...

Published:  Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:35:00 GMT



Simon Bridges hails PM Jacinda Ardern's capital gains tax u-turn as victory

The National Party is calling the u-turn on a capital gains tax a massive failure for the Prime Minister, but Jacinda Ardern says she's delivering what the public asked for - or in this case, didn't ...

Published:  Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:20:00 GMT



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