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If you are looking for Florida debt relief programs, look no further than CareOne Debt Relief Services®. The providers of CareOne Debt Relief Services® know how it feels to be in debt. Many of us have been there ourselves including our founder, Bernie Dancel. He saw the need for more options than bankruptcy or debt consolidation loans, and a better financial education for consumers who find themselves carrying too much debt. That’s why he created CareOne and it’s the reason we offer multiple plans that offer an affordable and practical way to become debt-free. Call one of our providers for a free debt analysis. They will walk you through all your options and help you find a customized action plan to help you work toward debt-free life.
Since the 2008 recession, Florida residents along with the rest of the county have been impacted by high unemployment rates and declining home values. Over the last few years, however, we have seen these numbers begin to turn around.
Job growth is starting to pick up nationwide. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures1, unemployment rates in August 2018 were significantly lower than the previous month in 13 states and Puerto Rico with only a slight rise in three states . Although Florida’s unemployment rate has remained relatively steady over the last month, figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics2 show a 0.4% drop in Florida’s unemployment rate from 4.1% in July 2017 to 3.7% in July 2018. While there is still room for improvement, 220,200 more people are employed compared to the previous year.
There have also been some encouraging signs that the Florida real estate market may be recovering from its slump of recent years. A recent article in the Herald-Tribune3 reported that single-family existing home prices rose 6.3% from July 2017 and condo-townhouse units increased 5.3%. This is encouraging news, but home prices are still 13.5 percent below the 2006 peak.
Although Florida’s economy has made some significant gains toward recovery, there are still areas where Florida residents are struggling. . We’ve found that many of our customers have relied on credit cards to help them get through the economic downturn and eventually realize they are in over their heads and in need of debt consolidation. Florida residents have an average of $8,444 in credit card debt, ranking Florida 12th highest in the country4. If your financial health has suffered during these tough economic times, talk to one of our Certified Personal Finance Counselors® about Florida debt consolidation and how it could work for you. We will take the time to learn about your unique situation and help formulate a plan to get you back on track.
View our article about debt in Miami for more information on debt in Florida.