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April 2012 Archives

Foreclosure crisis impacting many children in Florida

A report was recently released which contains some troubling statistics regarding foreclosures. The report was by First Focus, a bipartisan advocacy group, and it regards the number of children in the U.S. who have been or likely will be touched by foreclosures.

Pace of growth of consumer credit in the U.S. slows down

In previous posts, we have discussed how the U.S. experienced fairly aggressive growth in consumer credit in the three-month period between November 2011 and January 2012. Some debt-related statistics that were recently reported on by Reuters indicate that this aggressive growth may now be slowing.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing made by Warren Sapp in Florida

Many individuals in Florida and the rest of the country have faced debt struggles in recent years. Debt struggles are something that people from many different walks of life can face. Sometimes, individuals who are experiencing struggles with debt look to the protection of bankruptcy.

Multiple types of debt up in Florida

Struggles with debt can have major impacts on consumers. Recently, some interesting debt-related statistics have arisen regarding Florida. The statistics are from CreditKarma and they regard consumer debt averages in Florida for several different types of debt in March 2012.

Defendants in robocall scheme ordered to pay $30 million

In today's economic environment, many people are struggling to stay afloat. Individuals in Florida and across the nation have racked up credit card debt and are underwater on their mortgages, putting many debtors in jeopardy of losing their homes. In such situations, people become desperate for solutions. Unfortunately, deceptive business practices are being used to take advantage of financially strapped individuals seeking debt relief.

Miami-Dade County experienced rise in bankruptcy filings in March

In a past post, we mentioned how, in February, Miami-Dade County and the South Florida region as a whole saw month-to-month drops in personal bankruptcy filings. Statistics that were recently reported on by the Sun Sentinel indicate that Miami-Dade County and South Florida saw a reversal of this trend in March.