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Many consumers in the dark about credit card debt consequences

With the Great Recession nearly a distant memory, many people have begun to recover from financial challenges and are braving credit cards and other loans again. It can be good for Eugene residents to borrow in some cases. In other cases, this can lead to renewed financial woes. Credit card debt is especially challenging and can be difficult to recover from.

Law firm accused of fraudulent debt collection practices

Consumers in Oregon and around the country can become involved in serious situations when debt collection activities go too far. Many credit card companies have been known to or suspected of using inappropriate means to recoup monies owed to them by debtors. Unfair practices for collecting consumer debt can make financial challenges for already-strapped debtors even worse. Many people can feel unsure of where to turn in the face of severe creditor harassment.

Take caution when considering retirement loans to repay debt

Oregon consumers facing high debt may often feel they have nowhere to turn and can be unsure of their options. Concerns about filing for bankruptcy can often make them seek out other solutions that may actually cause more harm than good down the road. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy can often help eliminate creditor harassment, credit card debt and the financial challenges associated with high interest credit cards.

Caution urged against credit card scams

High debt of any sort can be extremely troubling for residents in Oregon. The cause of financially challenging times can range from unemployment to unmanageable credit card debt and more. Medical conditions can also exacerbate situations and force people to rely on credit cards or other forms of unsecured debt for even basic living needs. Consideration of Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy often becomes one way that debtors look for help in these situations.

Oregonians lower average credit card balances

Many factors can affect a person’s financial health or challenges. Loss of employment, unexpected medical expenses, divorce and more are among some of the most common situations that negatively impact Oregon consumers’ ability to remain financially solvent. In tough times, many people can rely on credit to get by. That can be helpful but it can also lead to serious credit card debt. If not well managed, this too can become a source of difficulty.

Life necessities require credit for many Oregonians

Consumers throughout the United States and in Oregon can still feel the pain of the recent recession. The housing bubble, a national banking crisis, high unemployment and high levels of credit card debt among consumers were some of the key contributing factors to this challenging time. People everywhere struggled to figure out the best way to handle their debt levels from credit counseling to bankruptcy and more.

Economy shows some signs of recovery

Consumer debt levels and types are often used to measure overall consumer confidence and the health of the economy to some point. This is true both in Oregon and nationally. When people are more confident, they can be more willing to take on new debt. While this can be a good thing, too much credit card debt can eventually be problematic and leave some debtors facing creditor harassment and other financial challenges.

New ideas to help reduce debt and improve credit

Even before the recent recession, many people in Oregon and throughout the country struggled with debt. From credit card debt to medical expenses or tax bills and more, there is no end to the type of debt which can cause serious problems for consumers. Some people try to decide if working to keep paying off debt or if filing for bankruptcy is the better option. There is no one-size-fits-all answer for that as each situation is completely unique.

Student loans top list of debt concerns

As the national and local economies work to continue strengthening after the recession, many Oregon families still struggle to make ends meet. Credit card debt, medical debt and more have worked together to create a long-term challenge around the state. Depending upon who you talk to, consumer debt can sometimes be considered a positive economic indicator and other times it can be a negative one.

Credit card debt rate increases as economy strengthens

As the national economy works to continue rebounding, Oregon residents also look to the state and local pictures for signs of ongoing improvement. During the recessionary years, many people throughout Oregon were hit hard by credit card debt, unemployment, medical expenses and more. Some people chose to file for bankruptcy, others worked with creditors to identify acceptable payback options. Still more struggled with delinquent payments and high interest charges. Ironically, credit card debit is associated with both financial challenges and a healthy economy.

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