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Negotiating with companies can help your credit card debt

You are drowning in credit card debt, and you just don't know what to do. Instead of falling into a cycle of worry and despair, consider contacting your credit card company to learn about their debt relief programs. Most people do not realize that credit card companies are often willing to negotiate payment due dates, interest rates, late charges and even credit limits, depending on the nature of your relationship. A lump sum settlement can also help for those who are facing serious financial issues that border on bankruptcy.

Debt relief may be slow in coming for Washington slide victims

What would your finances look like in the wake of a serious natural disaster? That is the question that scores of Washington residents are now facing, after they suffered major property losses because of the Snohomish County mudslide. Although one community bank is offering debt relief by canceling uninsured debts, larger financial institutions are not being so generous. The Coastal Community Bank has pledged to help patrons whose insurance will not help with their property loss woes. Questions still abound for others who did not use Coastal as their lending institution.

What to do when you are hounded by debt collectors in Washington

Washington consumers who have been in financial trouble know the feeling that comes along with being hounded for credit card payments. Debt collectors can be a pain, but ignoring communication from your lenders can make your financial problems even worse. Experts say that instead of running from your debt problems, you can take charge of the situation and have more influence over your financial situation.

Supreme Court to decide inherited IRA fate in bankruptcy

Bankruptcy attorneys in Washington know that certain assets are exempt from creditors' claims. One particular type of asset is being considered by the nation's highest court, however, as creditors attempt to gain access to certain types of retirement accounts during individual bankruptcy. The decision in the case could have wide-reaching effects for people who inherit retirement accounts from other family members.

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