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Defaulting on credit cards before leaving the country

I have a colleague who is going back to his country after staying for a couple of years in US. He has 3-4 credit cards plus a personal loan. His total debt would come to around $10,000. Some days ago, ...
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What are the laws or rules on 401(k) loans and switching providers?

So here's the situation. My employer is switching 401(k) providers. I believe they outsource payroll and employee benefits to Benefits Company A. They want to switch to Benefits Company B. I ...
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EU deposit guarantee fund for failed state guarantee

I am not able to find reliable information on this topic. Generally speaking, all deposits in EU banks are secured by national guarantee fund up to about 100k. Image a national fund would fail because ...
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Who is the issuer in a derivative contract?

In the case of a bond or a share, there is a bondholder or a shareholder on one side and a company issuing the security on the other side. In a derivative contract, which party can be named as the ...
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What is the best way to pay back a(n unaffordable) private student loan?

Let's say I owe a private student loan of $50,000, and it's already been discharged to a 3rd party for collections. Monthly payments would be several hundred dollars, which is something I cannot ...
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If you buy a new home before selling the old one, what could happen from not paying the old mortgage?

I'm researching the process of selling a home and buying a new one. Several articles warn against buying the new home before the old one is sold because you may end up having to pay two mortgages. I'm ...
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Payment Dispute, Is it worth it?

3 years ago I cancelled my T-Mobile account. I was charged a $250 cancellation fee, plus the amount due at the time, totaling $376.53. Recently I was contacted by a creditor saying I owed T-Mobile ...
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Job transfer with a house I can't sell. How should I handle it?

We have a house with a 180k 1st mortgage (Huntington) and 55k 2nd mortgage (PNC). Each is from a different company. The house just appraised at 190k. I'm being transferred by my employer from ...
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Effect of country default on house prices?

What effect would a sovereign default of a European country (i.e. Italy/Greece) have on house prices of the same country that goes in default? What does the previous literature says about similar ...
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What Happens to Bank Stocks If Country Defaults

I have been looking at investing in bank stocks in a country that may default. The prices seem very low right now, even considering the risks. What truly happens to bank stocks in a country that ...
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How credible is Stansberry's video “End of America”?

So, I stumbled upon this a couple of days ago. I've shown it to several friends. I have no idea what he is advising we do about it, I haven't paid him any money, and he doesn't pay me. What I ...
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How can a person protect his savings against a country default?

I'm a middle-class citizen, currently living in a EU country (Greece in my case). How can I protect my little savings (that I currently have in a Greek bank) against a country default, like the one ...
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How could USA defaulting on its public debt influence the stock/bond market?

Ok, let's face it... US public debt is high and people are starting to wonder if the country might default on its debts. How would this hit United States' stock market, its bonds, or its currency? ...
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Please explain: What exactly is a CDS or “Credit Default Swap”?

I hear a lot about CDSs (Credit Default Swap) and I not really know what they are. Can you please explain it to me? What are they good for?