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I think that I am "house poor". What can I do?

Being ‘house poor’ is a situation that many home owners find themselves in after a few years of home ownership.

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I cannot afford my bill payments but I do not want to lose my house. Should I consolidate my debts with a new or a second mortgage?

Using equity in your home to consolidate high interest debts into one lower payment is an option.  However many people become worse off because they cannot afford the higher mortgage...

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How can I keep track of my expenses?

Some people find themselves in financial trouble because they find it difficult to properly track their expenses.

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I have been told that the Sheriff is coming to seize my assets. Should I go bankrupt?

A creditor who has received a court judgment can decide to register it against real property owned by the debtor and/or attempt to seize personal property that is not exempt...

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My elderly mother has a lot of credit card debt but no mortgage on her house. Are there options to help her?

Yes. Presumably your mother wants to stay in her home but is living on a fixed income and cannot afford the minimum payments on her bills as well as regular...

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My ex-spouse owes support and has just declared bankruptcy? What can I do?

Collecting and enforcing payment can be tough but in some respects the bankruptcy may assist you.

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I have been told I should set financial goals. How do I start?

To get control of your financial affairs you need to set financial goals.  These goals help you know where you stand now financially, where you want to be in the...

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Is there anything I can do to prepare for building (rebuilding) credit?

Before attempting to obtain and build credit you should make sure your financial house is in order.  This involves maintaining both a positive life style and establishing positive banking habits.

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I cannot afford my bill payments but I do not want to lose my house. Should I consolidate my debts with a new or a second mortgage?

Using equity in your home to consolidate high interest debts into one lower payment is an option.  However many people become worse off because they cannot afford the higher mortgage...

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