Got bad debt? Blame your doctor

If you have a bill in collections that is dragging down your credit score, chances are high that it’s medical.

About 43 million Americans have delinquent medical debt on their credit reports, amounting to about 1 in 5 credit reports, according to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The bureau is calling attention to the burden that medical debt can create for consumers and the negative effect it can...

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Starting a business? We have a workshop

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center and First SouthWest Bank will sponsor a “Starting Your Business” workshop from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Durango Public Library Program Room, 1900 East Third Ave.

This course is designed to help navigate through the steps needed to start a successful business.

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