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Don't fall for these common foreclosure scams

If you have found yourself barely getting by each month, you are not alone. Many people in the Shreveport area as well as across the country are struggling to pay their monthly utility bills, keep food on the table, and still make their mortgage payments. Like many of them, you put avoiding foreclosure and keeping a roof over your head as the number one priority. But, as debt swings out of control, you can suddenly find yourself watching everything you own slip away. This is especially true when financial problems, such as a job loss, divorce or the death of a family member occur.

Companies accused of widespread debt relief crimes

The ebb and flow of the nation's economy has more than one Louisiana resident struggling to stay afloat financially. In fact, it's not uncommon at all nowadays to go through some sort of financial crisis in life. The problem is, some people are being duped into debt relief schemes where they wind up in worse financial condition than they were to start.

Watch out for these credit card debt risks

A fluctuating Louisiana economy in recent  years has caused many people to feel as though they're struggling to keep their heads above water at times. For many, even the slightest change in finances is enough to land them in debt up to their ears. Others are able to avoid serious financial problems by paying close attention to the top causal factors of credit card debt; that way, if they notice signs of potential debt, they can make changes before their finances land them in a downward spiral.

Wells Fargo being sued by Chapter 13 filers in class action case

Many Louisiana residents (and others throughout the nation) seek debt relief options when they run into financial trouble. For some, Chapter 13 bankruptcy is the most viable option. Otherwise known as a wage earner's debt relief plan, it allows people to reorganize their finances and develop secure payment plans to satisfy their debts over time, without losing their assets.

Don't Let Pride Get In The Way Of Your Financial Health

Some people feel shame around the prospect of declaring bankruptcy. They may feel that bankruptcy should be their very last option, or that somehow bankruptcy represents a moral failing. Some people even go so far as to sacrifice their businesses rather than follow through with a bankruptcy filing that could have kept them afloat.

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