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November 2017 Archives

Credit cards make an appearance with uptick in holiday spending

It's 2017, and the economy is benefiting from something it hasn't had in years: heavy credit card use. Paying with credit cards is up eight percent since 2016. Why are so many people more comfortable using their credit this year than last?

Payment plans don't always work for medical bills

Medical debt is something that you usually can't properly plan for. It just isn't possible to know when you are going to get sick or injured. This can make it financially devastating when you do have significant medical bills coming in and can't cover them. You know that you got the treatment, but you can't make money magically appear.

Know your refusal rights for blood alcohol concentration testing

As the football season continues on and the winter holiday season approaches, many people are going to head out to parties. Coming home from parties might require advance planning because you might be tired or have had a few drinks.

Debts soar in the United States, with mortgages higher than ever

As someone who is struggling with debt, it's important for you to know that you're not alone. Many people in America struggle with debt every day. There is a large amount of medical debt, credit card debt, student loan debt and mortgage debt that affect people from all walks of life.

Explore every defense avenue when facing a violent crime charge

Violent crime charges often come with time in prison when a person is convicted. Anyone who is charged with this type of crime has the right to get a defense together against the charges and work to present it during a trial before a jury of peers.

What kinds of personal bankruptcy are there?

There are a couple kinds of personal bankruptcy you could choose to go through if you want to clear up your finances. Each has its own benefits and downsides. The main types of bankruptcy to choose from include Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Confessed murderer freed from Arkansas prison

A man who confessed to the Feb. 2001 killing of a transient woman walked out of an Arkansas prison after the first-degree murder charge he was convicted of was dismissed by a Crawford County Circuit Court judge. That dismissal followed a motion that was filed by a special prosecutor from Fort Smith.