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Do You Have a Debt Problem?

Just about every adult in America has some stress when it comes to finances, but how do you know if it is a debt problem or just one of the joys of being an adult? If you are living paycheck to paycheck and only using cash, when the money runs out, you have no choice […]

What is “Too Much Debt”?

What is “Too Much Debt”? Just about everyone you know has some amount of financial debt. It may be a few bucks to a friend or thousands to a creditor. The debt may be in the form of a credit card balance, medical bill, or car loan. Debt isn’t always a bad thing, it can […]

Heal Your Medical Debt

Medical debt is like a double punch. It’s bad enough that you or your family were sick or injured, but now you have large medical bills looming over you. According to a study by the American Journal of Medicine, medical bills were the cause of 62% of bankruptcies in 2007. In addition, the study showed […]

Wisely Handle Your Tax Refund

Although there have been some changes in the tax code for this year, you may be getting a tax refund. It’s tempting to use that “windfall” on a splurge purchase or spending it some other way that may seem fun at first, but may make you feel regret later. Here are some ideas that we […]

New Year, New You

As the new year rolls into our lives, many people take the time to reexamine their habits, finances, and goals. In our opinion, any day is a good day to start good financial methods in your home. Here are some tips from Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller. Be Smart with Your Money There have always […]

Don’t Bet Your Health on Insurance Scams

As the enrollment deadline quickly approaches for the healthcare marketplace, the Iowa Attorney General warns the public about potential scammers. The scam artists take advantage of the confusion caused by all the changes that occur with health insurance. You can get local help through www.localhelp.HealthCare.gov or if you are in Iowa, www.doublecheck.iowa.gov. Attorney General Tom Miller warns […]

New FICO System May Help You

There are changes coming in 2019 to the way FICO credit scores are calculated. The new system may allow millions of people to be eligible for loans that they weren’t before. The new system also boosts some people’s credit score. This opens the door to purchasing a home, car, or anything else that needs a […]

Saving Up for the Holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching and it may be too late to get any savings together for this year, but it’s definitely NOT too late for next year! According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, the average American will spend around $1000 during the holiday season on gifts, decorations, cards, and other festive […]

News and Tips for Debt Help!

Consumer Credit of the Quad Cities wants to inform you! Having the right information is the first step to getting on track with your finances. Please check back on our blog as we will have news and tips, and information coming your way. Our goal is to provide you with as much help as you […]