Dealing with debts after death

<i>Kiplinger's Retirement Report</1>, Mary Kane, and Associate Editor •

A few years ago, the adult daughter of a deceased client of Indianapolis estate attorney Brett Carlile showed up in his office, distraught. After her father’s death, she discovered he had dozens of credit cards, with debts totaling nearly $40,000. She was stunned. “My dad didn’t live like this,” she told Carlile. It turned out


Four ways to tackle overwhelming debt

Nicholas Pell •
The Simple Dollar

Any amount of debt can seem overwhelming, depending on what your income is or how much debt you’re comfortable having. If you’re feeling in over your head, it’s time to start looking for help to get you out of debt and back on track. When it comes to digging out from underneath your debilitating debt, there’s a


Don’t let your debt haunt you forever


In this day and age, it’s nearly impossible to go through life without acquiring some sort of debt. Whether you’re dealing with a mortgage, a car loan, credit cards or student loans, at some point you’re going to have to pay up. Here are a few quick tips that can help you escape debt burdens,