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8 Steps to Keep your Holiday Season Debt Proof

Borrowing money for the holiday season is no misnomer for many American families.  American families are constantly being bombarded with retailer’s advertisements of buying, and fighting the buying temptation can be difficult.  Statistics show that nearly 1 in 10 families borrow money to spend on Christmas gifts and those same families are unable to pay their bills at the end of month in December.  Read the rest at Your black world

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Dealing with Financial Stress and Anxiety during the Holiday Season

In these economic times, many individuals are going through some rough financial pressures.  For example, the lost of a job, home foreclosure, or unmanageable debt that keeps accumulating.  Studies have shown that people who are struggling financially during the holiday season experience a much greater burden of stress and anxiety than any other time of the year.

Many individuals who are experiencing this type of stress and anxiety do not realize it’s not because of lack of money.  More money will not change your financial situation if it did, why do 9 out of every 10 lottery winners who become millionaires go broke within 5 years?  What changes your financial situation, is your mindset.   Changing your mindset will allow you to live the life you were destined for, it will allow you to eliminate a mindset of lack and develop a mindset of financial abundance.  Listed below are 4 principles one must master in order to reap the harvest of becoming financially secure:

1.  Learn to embrace the concept of being an abundant thinker

2.  Learn how you can become an abundant thinker

3.  Educate yourself on why the recession has nothing to do with your finances

4.  Learn how to stay motivated in any economy, so you can become recession proof

These concepts may seem esoteric and out of the box for some individuals, but if you’re in a place where you’re hurting financially.  Consider learning something new, it was Albert Einstein who said “Doing the same thing and expecting different results is Insanity”.

 

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Cybermonday spending

Talkin about Cybermonday

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6 sneaking fees on Lil Wayne prepaid credit card

Discussing the Lil Wayne Prepaid Discover card

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Ask Lorillia

Ask Lorillia video series

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Financial freedom

How would define financial freedom or independence.

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Writing journey video 3

Discussing a chapter excerpt I wrote and included on my blog. Check it out at www.brownassocllc.com “Do you know the Continue reading Writing journey video 3

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Do you know the difference in Original Creditors, Collections Agency(ies) and Junk Debt Buyers? Book Excerpt

I recently decided to write a book and here is an excerpt from my upcoming book, take a look let me know what you think.  This is just a rough draft.

The credit repair process can be a daunting task and before you anxiously decide to go pay an outstanding debt, that you have either notice on your credit report, or you may have received a letter in the mail.  It is important that you understand who are the key players and their role in the credit repair process.  It is important to know the difference between Original Creditors, Collection Agency(ies) and Junk Debt Buyer.

Definition of Original Creditor and the Collection Agency(ies):

Original Creditors are the credit card companies that issued you (the debtor) the credit card to make purchases.  For example those cards maybe American Express, Discover, VISA, Mastercard or department store cards (eg. Macys, Lord & Taylor, Sears etc.)

Collection Agency(ies) are companies that buy unpaid debts from Original Creditors.  These unpaid debts are charged off by the Original Creditor because the consumer has not paid on the debts for as long as 90-120 days.  This also includes attorney offices that collect on debts as well.

Junk Debt Buyer is another name for a collection agency these companies specialize in purchasing old collection accounts from credit card companies that are older than 120days old.  These debts may be auto loans, telecommunication accounts, or retail accounts.

These Junk Debt Buyers buy these accounts in bulk for pennies on the dollar, which is why they can offer the consumer discounts off their outstanding bill.  For example, if you have a charge off balance of $3,500 that was once owned by American Express the JDB will purchased that debt for .20 cents on the dollar which means the JDB paid only $700 dollars.  Now you see why collection companies can offer you a discount off of what you owed.

Here is a list of widely know JDB that may have called and harassed you:

  • Allied National/Interstate Risk Management Aternatives(RMA)
  • Asset Acceptance (AAC)
  • Asta Funding
  • CAMCO (Capital Acquisitions & Mgmt Co)
  • Cavalry Portfolio Services
  • Collins Financial Services
  • Encore Capital Group
  • Excalibur
  • First Select Corporation
  • JBC & Associates Arrow Fin. Svcs. RJM Acquisitions
  • NCO Group
  • Oliphant Financial Corp.
  • OSI Portfolio Services
  • Phoenix Asset Acceptance
  • Portfolio Recovery Assoc.
  • Pressler & Pressler
  • Sherman Acquisitions/Sherman Financial Group/Alegis
  • Unifund Group

Again it’s just a rough draft but there’s more to come.  Stay tune.

 

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