What happens to a co-signer when a car is repossessed?
By: Emma Woodward|
October 2, 2023|yahoo! finance
“Repossession is bad for both the borrower and the co-signer because both credit scores will take a hit. Late payments, loan defaults, loans sent to collections and court judgments can all be noted on the primary borrower reports and the co-signer’s reports,” says Howard Dvorkin, CPA and personal finance expert at Debt.com.Read Article»
Inflation Driving Up Medical Debt, Forcing Missed Doctor Visits
By: Terry Lane|
September 27, 2023|Investopedia
"Medical debt doesn't exist in a vacuum. It's quite likely that doctor's visits have become harder to pay because Americans have many other debts they're juggling," said Debt.com founder and chairperson Howard Dvorkin.Read Article»
Kevin O’Leary Warns of Rate Hike ‘Crisis’ — Who’s Suffering Most?
By: Yaёl Bizouati-Kennedy|
August 25, 2023|yahoo!finance
The only way a small business can truly protect itself from these rate hikes is to go into “turtle mode,” said Howard Dvorkin, CPA and chairman of Debt.com. “Shelve plans to expand your business unless you’re damned sure you can outrun these rate hikes. Focus on efficiency instead of growth. Lock down your current client base so your numbers become predictable enough to weather the storm — and hope like hell the storm passes quickly.”Read Article»
Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act One Year Later — Has It Impacted Americans’ Wallets So Far?
By: Yaёl Bizouati-Kennedy|
August 21, 2023|yahoo!finance
“The IRA isn’t open-heart surgery for inflation,” said Howard Dvorkin, CPA, founder and chairman of Debt.com. “It’s not that dramatic. Think of it like taking a daily baby aspirin to prevent a heart attack. Many IRA provisions won’t show up in your wallet after one year, but they probably stopped your finances from getting worse.”Read Article»
Growing Debt in America: Credit Card Debt Hits $1 Trillion for the First Time
By: Hilary Powell|
August 9, 2023|CBN
People are subsidizing their normal costs, their normal living expenses, using the credit cards. So maybe things were great three years ago. But now with the inflated expenses for groceries and fuel, and all the other expenses – and travel I have to say because the airports are very busy – they’re using credit cards to pay for it.Read Article»
Some consumers max out credit cards without knowing how much they pay to borrow: Survey
By: Nora Colomer|
August 7, 2023|Fox Business
"You can't get out of debt if you don't understand what's keeping you there," Debt.com's chairman Howard Dvorkin said. "And you certainly can't get out of debt if you don't even know the options you have."Read Article»