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How To Repair Your Credit Score

Having a good credit score brings with it many benefits. It's easier to qualify for loans with lower interest rates, including auto and mortgage loans. It can affect the type of job you are able to get and the type of neighborhood you'll be able to live in. Creditors and employers make the assumption that having good credit means you are honest and responsible.

The link between credit cards and depression

Those who are struggling with debt in Southaven know that there can be many negative effects of that struggle: stress, worry, anxiety and potentially even depression. According to a recently reported study, even small amounts of debt can cause depression. Due to the severe effects of unmanageable debt, local residents may wish to learn more about filing for bankruptcy and how it can eliminate or consolidate debt.

An attorney's advice often critical regarding credit card debt

Some Mississippi residents may believe that an attorney is only needed for certain financial challenges involving overwhelming debt, such as the threat of losing one's home, car or other forms of personal property. A bankruptcy attorney, however, can also help with seemingly "smaller" debt situations, such as credit card debt that has spiraled out of control.

Nationwide credit card delinquencies stabilize

The financial picture of most Mississippians has likely changed in the past several years. Some may be in the process of tackling student loans after graduation, while others may be coping with lower-than-expected incomes or the fallout from layoffs during the worst of the recession. However, there is encouraging news on the financial front: the nationwide level of credit card delinquencies is at its lowest point in seven years.

Creditor harassment still a rampant problem in U.S.

As some De Soto County residents likely know, credit card debt has a unique way of spiraling out of control. Unlike educational debt, one generally doesn't go into credit card debt in the hopes of earning a lucrative income afterwards. Unlike mortgage and automotive debt, credit card debt often involves items that can't be sold for much value if money gets tight. Finally, the easily-accessible piece of plastic sitting in most Mississippians' wallets is all too tempting when cash is not at hand.

Single parents facing unique credit card debt challenges

Being a single parent is almost always financially tougher than making ends meet with a partner. Despite Mississippi's relatively low cost of living, the economy is still far from fully recovered. At the same time, divorces and separations that happen, regardless of economic circumstances, can certainly have an economic impact. Pew Research has noted that there were 8.6 million single mothers who were acting as the sole or primary earner in their families in 2011.

Understanding the debt-to-credit ratio of consumer debt

Many Mississippi residents already know that their financial outlook would be brighter without certain debts. Burdens like student loans, auto and home loans and credit card debt can come together to paint a picture of overwhelming debt. Still, while many know that they must pay down debt in order to secure a more stable position, the question is often how, to tackle that debt in a way that helps rather than harms one's credit.

Credit card debt increased in 2013

Since the start of the great recession, many Mississippians have struggled to make enough income to cover their expenses. This has been far from easy for many residents though, with an uncertain job market, stagnant wages and a rising cost of living. Many people have had to declare bankruptcy in order to stop garnishment, put an end to creditor harassment, and give themselves a fresh financial start.

American debt rapidly increasing

The United States has found itself recovering from the Great Recession for the last several years. With this in mind, Mississippians may guess that Americans are being more conservative with their money: trying to save more and spend less. Recent data that has been released on the topic, however, reveals quite the opposite is true. Debt, including credit card debt, is on the rise at an incredible rate.

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