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Money stress can cause physical and emotional problems

It is not a surprise that money problems are stressful. Most people understand that stress can cause health problems. However, some Eugene residents may not understand the scope of the damage that can be caused by the extreme stress that comes from unemployment, insurmountable debt, home or car repossession or any number of serious financial challenges.

Oregon residents facing foreclosure may decide to hold onto property

While the worst of the Great Recession has passed over most of the U.S., many communities and even entire states continue to be affected by high unemployment rates, home and vehicle repossession and other difficulties. California, Florida and Nevada, for instance, are particularly suffering from high foreclosure rates. The good news is that Oregon is doing much better in comparison, although many Oregon residents may still need additional help with ongoing financial problems by filing for bankruptcy or speaking with credit counselors.

Debt collectors pursue one-third of population

While what is termed as the Great Recession of a few years ago is reportedly gone, that does not mean that financial challenges have completely vanished. Many an Oregon resident continues to struggle to wipe out credit card debt or consider bankruptcy as a means to get a fresh financial start. Consumers will always need to balance income with expenses and factors like unemployment, divorce and unexpected medical costs can make that difficult.

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.

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.

Understanding wage garnishment

Oregon residents who have struggled to make ends meet in recent years due to unemployment, high medical bills or other situations understand the challenges that can result. High debt can lead to consideration of bankruptcy or repossession of a vehicle. Some creditors may also choose to garnish your wages in order to reclaim some of the debt owed to them.

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.

Some states see drop in foreclosure filings

Economic challenges have plagued many Oregon residents, especially since the recession began. Even with some signs that the economy is rebounding, many people continue to struggle and face ongoing threats of repossession, wage garnishment, bankruptcy or more. Asset forfeiture can affect a person’s ability to keep a car, a home or any other type of personal property that has some real value.

Financial impact of marriage after individual bankruptcy

There are many different reasons that couples in Lane County, OR choose to get married—to celebrate love, to start a family and to enjoy financial benefits. That last one might not be very romantic, but it is very real. Married couples often qualify for a lower tax bracket, realize cost savings on insurance and can qualify for a larger home by purchasing it together. That being said, before you take out a loan together it is important to take the financial history of each person into account.

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