Cynthia Uribe looks for a credit card she cut-up at the Consumer Credit Counseling Service office in San Jose, California, Thursday, September 11, 2008. (Nhat V. Meyer/San Jose Mercury News/MCT)
Cynthia Uribe looks for a credit card she cut-up at the Consumer Credit Counseling Service office in San Jose, California, Thursday, September 11, 2008. (Nhat V. Meyer/San Jose Mercury News/MCT) Nhat V. Meyer / San Jose Mercury News / MCT
Cynthia Uribe looks for a credit card she cut-up at the Consumer Credit Counseling Service office in San Jose, California, Thursday, September 11, 2008. (Nhat V. Meyer/San Jose Mercury News/MCT) Nhat V. Meyer / San Jose Mercury News / MCT

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