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Debt relief after the death of a loved one

The loss of a loved one is difficult on everyone. Besides the emotional stress involved, families often deal with financial stresses as well. One common issue families face is what to do about credit card debt. Several debt relief options could be available to Louisiana residents who face monetary problems following the death of a family member.

Debt relief: What to do if a loan application is rejected

Louisiana consumers who are going through tough financial times may try various options to regain financial stability. Applying for a personal loan is likely one of the first remedies sought to obtain debt relief. However, many loan applications are not successful, and those already anxious about their financial situations may stress even more, not knowing how to resolve the problem.

Debt relief: The pros and cons of debt negotiation

Times can be tough financially, especially following the holidays, and debt loads may overwhelm some Louisiana consumers. While many people know about the protection offered by personal bankruptcy, some prefer to try alternative options before filing for bankruptcy. Fortunately, help is available to guide them through choosing other debt relief options.

Can minimum credit card payments bring debt relief?

Louisiana consumers with credit card debt who suffered job losses, wage cuts or other financial emergencies will likely be looking for methods to remedy their dire situations. Different debt relief options may suit the circumstances of some, but none of them is a quick fix. Careful consideration is necessary because the chosen method may cause even more hardship as time goes by, and to compare the available options with the protection offered by the U.S. Bankruptcy code may be informative.

Debt relief options to consider before filing for bankruptcy

As in other states, many consumers in Louisiana struggle to pay debts that have become overwhelming. There are several ways to achieve debt relief, though some are more effective than others. Typically, a debt settlement company collects payments from the consumer and negotiates a settlement with the creditor. Once an agreement is reached, the accumulated payments held in a dedicated account are used to pay the creditor.

5 things to know about student debt

Six months ago, you graduated from Louisiana State University and you've just received your first notice requesting payment on your student loans and wondering how you're going to afford the payments on your entry-level salary. Or perhaps, you graduated from Tulane several years ago and you're finding yourself deep in debt between your mortgage and your student loans.

Debt relief: Can auto loan debt settlement prevent repossession?

Even the most frugal residents of Louisiana can develop financial difficulties. Many people have no emergency savings, and the start of a debt spiral could be only a job loss or an unanticipated medical crisis away. When this happens, it is only natural for a person to evaluate the situation and consider seeking debt relief.

Surprise medical bills: understand how to avoid them, as well as options for relief, P.2

In a previous post, we began looking at the issue of surprise medical bills, and medical debt in general. As we noted, it is important for consumers of health care services to understand the coverage their plan offers and to be careful about selecting in-network providers.


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