Canadians' credit debt levels 'merit close watching'

Apr 07, 2012 Mike Garretson

Canadians' credit debt levels 'merit close watching'

A recent study from the C.D. Howe Institute points out that Canadian households' credit card debt has surpassed that of their American counterparts.The Rise in Consumer Credit and Bankruptcy: Cause for Concern? report addresses the fact


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Ohio city's court of clerks looks to AG for collection help

Apr 06, 2012 Mike Garretson

Ohio city's court of clerks looks to AG for collection help

Erie County, Ohio, hopes to recoup "thousands" of dollars in unpaid court fees with the help of Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine, the Sandusky Register reports.Clerk of courts Luvada Wilson feels confident that with help from DeWine's


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Minnesota utilities debt a major problem for city

Apr 06, 2012 Mike Garretson

Minnesota utilities debt a major problem for city

While utilities debt is not often as frequently publicized as student loan debt, overdue medical bills or past due credit card payments, it is still a major problem for many Americans. And in colder climates, being in debt to utility providers


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New debt law to apply to Illinois citizens

Apr 06, 2012 Mike Garretson

New debt law to apply to Illinois citizens

Though many Americans are seeing an improvement in personal finances now that the United States is slowly climbing out of the recession, other citizens still find themselves owing a large amount of outstanding debt. In Illinois, many debtors


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Overdue drivers' tickets still go to collections

Apr 05, 2012 Mike Garretson

The Louisiana Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works recently refused a bill set forth by New Orleans Senator J.P. Morrell that would've banned the practice of sending traffic tickets to collections, The Times-Picayune reports.In


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