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Aaron Carter, pop sensation, files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Sadly, child stardom is not a recipe for future financial success. The former pop sensation Aaron Carter, age 25, has realized that after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy because of serious financial concerns. The young man, who is the younger brother of Backstreet Boy sensation Nick Carter, says he suffered many of the money woes because others were still in charge of his finances when he was a minor.

Are Maryland's foreclosures really increasing?

A large increase in the number of home foreclosures in Maryland has resulted in the D.C.-area state receiving a higher rank on the national scale. Official reports from the online foreclosure tracking group RealtyTrac show that the state is now third in the nation in foreclosure rankings after a substantial increase in foreclosure activity in October. Still, officials throughout the state say that the change in rank is not so bad, as the numbers only tell a limited part of the story.

Tips for paying off your Washington, D.C., card debt

If you are among the scores of Americans with more than $15,000 in credit card debt, you might be looking to revamp your spending strategies. Would you believe that the average American - including those in Washington, D.C. - carries more than $15,000 in credit card debt? That means that you are not alone in seeking debt relief after inadvertently overspending. Facing a five-digit credit card bill can admittedly feel overwhelming, but experts say there are some steps you can take to work toward paying off what you owe.

Beef up your credit score with these debt relief strategies

If you are a Washington, D.C., resident who is looking to rebuild your credit, you may have a lot of questions about debt relief. Rebuilding your credit is not as difficult as you might think, though it requires some patience and strategic planning. A strong credit score can, in fact, be in your future if you follow these recommendations made by qualified bankruptcy attorneys.

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