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Congress Extends Tax Relief for Forgiven Mortgage Debt Into 2013

Real Estate Concept

A reader sent in this great news for those that might be short selling their homes or have a tax liability due to forgiven mortgage debt. The previous tax forgiveness program was due to expire at the end of 2012. Apparently Congress continued it for one more year. “Of most interest to real estate, the bill would extend mortgage cancellation ... Read More »

The Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series

How-To

Below you will find links to how to get out of debt guides I’ve written that give specific advice on how to deal with a number of debt related situations. If you’d like me to write a “How To” guide on a debt related subject I have not covered, just post your suggestion in the comments below. As new guides ... Read More »

How to Modify Your Mortgage for Free

Real Estate Concept

I’ve seen and covered so many mortgage modification scams that I wanted to show you how you can save yourself from being scammed, save thousands and modify your mortgage for free. Before you launch into paying anyone thousands for mortgage modification assistance you should explore your free options first. It’s important to know there is no law that requires any ... Read More »

How to Know if You Should File Bankruptcy

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If you are in financial trouble and struggling to make payments, tapped out, you’ve spent down savings, or living month-to-month, then bankruptcy is worth a good hard look. Below you will find a number of links to posts, articles, and calculators to help educate you about the realities of bankruptcy. Many people carry a lot of baggage around about what ... Read More »

What Does the Bible Say About Bankruptcy? Is Bankruptcy Scriptural?

What does the bible really say?

Far too often people come to me for help loaded with all sorts of assumptions, emotional baggage, and guilt about their financial situation. They feel that it is immoral to consider some options and instead set themselves up for long term failure by not knowing all the facts. They launch into five to ten year repayment plan that leave them ... Read More »

How to Avoid Getting Scammed When Getting Debt Help

How-To

The sad truth is that it’s easy to scam people with debt problems. Companies do it all the time. They promise magic outcomes for an advance fee. People in trouble believe the sales messages and fail to filter the promises of both for-profit and non-profit debt help companies. When people leap at the first solution that comes along or the ... Read More »

How to Deal With Debt Collectors or Debt Buyers

How-To

This guide will give you some fabulous resources for dealing with debt collectors, debt collection, and debt buyers. There are two ways to approach being in collections. Most approach it with fear and stress. A few learn how to deal with it in the right way, with education and a positive attitude. A positive attitude? Yes. You see the debt ... Read More »

Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Company Owners Sentenced to Years in Jail

mans hands behind bars in jail or prison

Barrington Coombs, 58, of Weston, Fla., was sentenced to serve a year and a day in prison for his role in a foreclosure rescue scheme that victimized desperate homeowners on the brink of losing their homes, the Justice Department announced. Coombs was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra in the Southern District of Florida. Coombs was convicted of ... Read More »

There is Life After Debt and It’s Awesome

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I spend so much time thinking and living in the world of debt that I’ve realized it is equally important to talk about life after debt. When you are in debt it is an intense and immediate feeling. Some say they feel as if they are drowning. Some say they feel like they are covered by a dark cold veil. ... Read More »

Brookstone Law Sues Better Business Bureau Over “Pay to Play” Grading System

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Brookstone Law out of Newport Beach, California has just filed suit against the Better Business Bureau of the Southland and the parent Council of Better Business Bureaus. One can only suppose this is over the F rating the BBB gives Brookstone Law. According to the BBB, Brookstone Law was an accredited member but their accredidation was revoked on May 23, ... Read More »

How to Make a Cheap Chuck Roast Taste Like Prime Rib – Love It!

A big batch of tasty chili

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite easy, inexpensive, and tasty ways to take a cheap chuck roast and make it taste like a million bucks that is always a treat and a hit. So let me tell you all about my new Rival RO180 18-Quart Roaster Oven. For those that have followed this site for a ... Read More »

It Looks Like Brian Suder of the RELC Has Moved to the MBS Litigation Group

Secret

The following is from a tipster (send in your tips here). It looks like Brian Suder of the RELC, Chad Pratt Attorney, Mass Tort Lender Lawsuit scam has moved to the MBS Litigation Group. I did some googling and went to the www.mbslitigationgroup.com website and found that Mitch Tarter, Esquire and the M.Tarter Law Office is the new Attorney behind ... Read More »

Looks Like 2013 is Going to be the Year of Easy Car Financing

Happy new car buyer. Hope you love those new monthly payments.

New forecasts are out that indicate cars will be the product to buy in 2013. Along with the amount estimated that consumers will borrow in car loans and the estimated very low default rates, my bet is that new car financing will be much easier to get in 2013. TransUnion released its annual national auto loan delinquency forecast today indicating ... Read More »

Dead Son’s Student Loans Still Haunt Father

Student Loan Corkboard Concept

by Marian Wang ProPublica It’s been four long years for Francisco Reynoso. The California gardener whose son died in a car accident in 2008 left him buried in grief u2014 and in student debt. At last, the bereaved father is getting some resolution. As ProPublica reported in June, Reynoso was saddled with six figures in student loans that he had ... Read More »

The Incredible Healing Power of Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 & Chapter 13

God

Let’s be upfront and open, many people harbor an emotional feeling about bankruptcy and a false belief that bankruptcy is a path chosen by ne’re do wells and reprobates. Yea, that impression has nothing to do with the reality of the situation. I understand the angst and fretting. I myself went bankrupt in 1990. I get it. But since I ... Read More »

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