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22 retailers on bankruptcy watch for 2018 and 2019 Shopping & Retail August 3, 2018
Right now is a critical time in the retail calendar. The back-to-school shopping season is often a bellwether for holiday…
The difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy
What’s the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy? Money & Credit June 5, 2018
When it comes to money matters, most of us have experienced financial setbacks at one time or another. The great…
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6 things to know before contacting the National Foundation for Credit Counseling Money & Credit May 25, 2018
Are you in debt up to your eyeballs? For years, money expert Clark Howard has advised callers to his show…
What is Chapter 13 bankruptcy?
What is Chapter 13 bankruptcy? Money & Credit May 23, 2018
Many consumers view bankruptcy as a bad word that often befalls people who are irresponsible with their money. But the truth is…
What is Chapter 7 bankruptcy?
What is Chapter 7 bankruptcy? Money & Credit May 14, 2018
Going into debt for one thing or another has become a fact of life for many Americans. We live in…
Liquidation alert: Bon-Ton preparing to say bon voyage to all its 250 stores
Liquidation alert: Bon-Ton preparing to say bon voyage to all its 250 stores Shopping & Retail April 18, 2018
Another day, another massive liquidation announcement. On the heels of the Toys R Us liquidation, we're now getting word that…
Toys R Us store in Toronto, Canada.
Report: Amazon in talks to buy some Toys R Us stores Shopping & Retail March 20, 2018
After announcing the liquidation of more than 700 stores, Toys R Us has been the recipient of several potential lifelines…
Ask Clark: When should I declare bankruptcy?
Ask Clark: When should I declare bankruptcy? Bankruptcy March 14, 2018
If you look around, you can see plenty of examples of powerful and "wealthy" people and corporations using bankruptcy as…
Toys R Us store in Toronto, Canada.
Toys R Us to shut 180 stores; store closing sales begin in early February Shopping & Retail January 24, 2018
Toys R Us has announced the closure of 20% of its U.S. stores as part of an ongoing strategy to…
These major retailers have closed more than 5,000 stores in 2017
These major retailers have closed more than 5,000 stores in 2017 Shopping & Retail December 13, 2017
Update: Major retailers have announced plans to close thousands of stores in 2018. Click here for our new story. Some…
Toys R Us store in Toronto, Canada.
Report: These 12 Toys R Us stores with expiring leases may close soon Shopping & Retail October 13, 2017
By now you've no doubt heard the news that Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy a month ago. But much…
Job alert: Toys R Us is hiring toy demonstrators for the holidays
Job alert: Toys R Us is hiring toy demonstrators for the holidays Jobs & Military September 29, 2017
Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month, but the iconic toy retailer is open for…
Before you respond to a medical debt lawsuit, take these 10 steps
Before you respond to a medical debt lawsuit, take these 10 steps Money & Credit September 29, 2017
If you've ever been sued by a debt collector or service provider over medical debt, you know how stressful it…
Toys”R”Us files for bankruptcy: 3 things to know
Toys”R”Us files for bankruptcy: 3 things to know Shopping & Retail September 19, 2017
Iconic toy retailer Toys"R"Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company announced Monday, according to the CNBC. What…
Free credit report guide
Free credit report guide Money & Credit September 11, 2017
Are you getting all your free credit reports? You are entitled to get a free credit report from all three of…
How to dispute an error on your credit report and win
How to dispute an error on your credit report and win Money & Credit August 18, 2017
If your credit report contains errors, you owe it to yourself to clean it up. While it can be somewhat…
Payless wants to shutter 400+ more stores after first round of closures
Payless wants to shutter 400+ more stores after first round of closures Shopping & Retail May 30, 2017
When we told you back in February that Payless was reportedly looking to close around 1,000 locations, we weren't lying!…
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Gymboree is on the verge of bankruptcy, report warns Shopping & Retail April 12, 2017
Struggling children's apparel retailer Gymboree is apparently preparing to file for bankruptcy. According to a report in Bloomberg, Gymboree has…
Payless
Is your local Payless ShoeSource closing? Check this list Shopping & Retail April 5, 2017
Payless ShoeSource is immediately closing nearly 400 underperforming locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico after filing for Chapter 11…
Know your rights: It’s illegal for a debt collector to threaten you
Know your rights: It’s illegal for a debt collector to threaten you Money & Credit January 13, 2017
More than a quarter (27%) of consumers who’ve interacted with debt collectors said they felt threatened by the most recent…
How to improve your credit after a foreclosure
How to improve your credit after a foreclosure Money & Credit June 30, 2016
Losing a home due to foreclosure can leave a heavy mark on your credit record, however, there are things that…
Saddled with debt? Here are ways to get free assistance
Saddled with debt? Here are ways to get free assistance Bankruptcy April 27, 2016
Read more: Paying Off Credit Card Debt 4 Tips for Avoiding Credit Card Debt in Your 20s and 30s
How a small unpaid bill can destroy your credit score
How a small unpaid bill can destroy your credit score Money & Credit April 13, 2016
If you have old bills lingering out there somewhere that you forgot about, they could be doing a lot more…
Struggling to pay off a huge debt? This story is for you.
Struggling to pay off a huge debt? This story is for you. Money & Credit December 2, 2015
Read more: Paying Off Credit Card Debt New ways to pay down your student loan debt Clark Howard: One Family's…
How to start your own business from scratch
How to start your own business from scratch Business & Entrepreneurs September 10, 2015
If you are looking to start a business, there are many factors to consider. While it is possible to skip…
Robocall reward: Time Warner Cable owes woman $229,500 for nonstop calls
Robocall reward: Time Warner Cable owes woman $229,500 for nonstop calls Bankruptcy July 8, 2015
Nobody likes robocalls -- those automatedphone calls to your cellphone that deliver recorded messages, often from debt collectors. And one…
Tips for Avoiding Credit Card Debt in Your 20s and 30s
Tips for Avoiding Credit Card Debt in Your 20s and 30s Bankruptcy April 20, 2015
The 20s and 30s are the years when most people start to accumulate credit card debt. The promise or realization…
Why credit repair companies are a ripoff
Why credit repair companies are a ripoff Bankruptcy March 4, 2015
Beware of this rip off I have a very important warning for you. There is a hot rip off that…
Maximize your retirement benefits
Maximize your retirement benefits Money & Credit April 24, 2014
When is the ideal time to start taking Social Security? It varies. Know how to get the most from your…
Debt-settlement outfits make hollow promises
Debt-settlement outfits make hollow promises Bankruptcy January 2, 2014
Have you seen those ads being run by the debt-settlement outfits on late-night TV? They promise to reduce your credit…
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