Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 12:43 pm
In about one-third of U.S. households, the sound of a phone or doorbell ringing may trigger a desire to duck.
That's because roughly 77 million adults with a credit file have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute, a research group. A credit file includes all of the raw data that a credit bureau can use to rank a borrower's creditworthiness.
Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 12:31 pm
It's a painful dilemma for seriously ill Medicare patients: To receive the extra support, counseling and care provided by the program's hospice benefit, they have to agree tostop receiving curative treatment for their disease.