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Debt Consolidation in Nebraska

Nebraska MapNebraska residents, like most of the U.S., have their fair share of debt. While the average outstanding debt balance is typically lower than the national average, thereís plenty of Nebraskans that are feeling financially overwhelmed. A combination of the recent recession, lagging job growth and the housing market are typically to blame for financial woes.

Many Nebraskans are finding that debt consolidation provides the avenue to get on top of their debt and create some breathing room. Several debt consolidation companies work with Nebraska residents to help them find the best tool to improve their personal situation. These companies are familiar with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act that is followed by the state of Nebraska.

Consolidating debt allows the consumer to lower their monthly payments and eliminate numerous creditors by combining their outstanding balances into one loan. Generally speaking, this allows the consumer to get on top of their financial troubles and begin planning for the future. While Nebraskanís have approximately $4,000 less in outstanding loans than the national average this doesnít mean that all residents are immune to financial struggles. Many are barely making the minimum monthly payments on their credit cards and living paycheck to paycheck, which can be a vicious cycle.

Getting assistance from a debt consolidation expert is the first step in managing burdening debt. Several of these companies are not only able to provide a solution to the current problem but provide assistance on how to best manage finances going forward. Saving for college tuition, a new home and eventual retirement can be a likely goal for someone who gets the proper assistance.


The Public Pulse: Raise Nebraska's cigarette tax to cut smoking; Will OPS look for bailout

I volunteer for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, a nonpartisan advocacy organization that is working to reduce the impact cancer has on our state. The organization supports a tax inc...

Published:  Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:28:00 GMT

EDITORIAL: Nebraska needs debate on broad tax reform, not piecemeal proposals

The Nebraska Legislature is expected to have a debate on tax policy this session, but at present it appears as if the debate will focus on piecemeal proposals that merely tweak current policy or focus ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:00:00 GMT

Texas' Property Tax Rate Among Highest In Nation

Texas' effective property tax rate ranked sixth highest in the country, the report found, nestled between Nebraska and Vermont. On average, state and local governments across the country bring in ...

Published:  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:40:00 GMT

COLUMN: Property tax relief Don't count on it

Meaningful property tax relief has little chance in the upcoming session of Nebraska's Legislature. What that says about representative democracy in our state is less clear. If we know only one thing ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:00:00 GMT

Property tax relief alternative would increase sales tax

"Nebraska deserves a fair and balanced tax structure," Briese said, "and the responsible route to property tax relief is to generate new revenue that would provide immediate relief." The state's ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT

'Pink tax' bill proposes women's hygiene products be exempt

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Women could get a bit of a break on taxes in Nebraska. A proposed bill could make feminine hygiene products tax free. Not every feminine product would count under this bill but th...

Published:  Thu, 17 Jan 2019 05:08:00 GMT

Ricketts: Property tax relief key goal for 2019

While addressing about 75 people at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport, he highlighted his address, which emphasized proposals involving property tax relief. Ricketts said the priority of his admin...

Published:  Tue, 15 Jan 2019 23:19:00 GMT

New bills include climate change, paid family leave, income tax cuts in Nebraska

- Climate change. The University of Nebraska would be allocated up to $250,000 to develop an "evidence-based, data-driven, strategic action plan" to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change un...

Published:  Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:11:00 GMT

State tax receipts down for third straight month in December

LINCOLN - State tax collections in December fell below projections for the third month in a row. A report issued by the Nebraska Department of Revenue Tuesday showed that net tax receipts were 8.8 per...

Published:  Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:00:00 GMT

Lawmakers to think pink in this year's tax talks

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) --Women could get a bit of a break on taxes in Nebraska. A proposed bill could make feminine hygiene products tax free. Not every feminine product would count under this bill but th...

Published:  Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:33:00 GMT

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