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Alan Thicke Pushing Cambridge Life Solutions in Canada With Criticism

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A reader sent in yet another news video critical of Cambridge Life Solutions and spokesperson Alan Thicke “That’s forcing some consumers into the welcoming arms of firms promising to magically wipe away their debt. Chances are you’ve seen or heard Canadian actor Alan Thicke, delivering an energetic sales pitch encouraging those facing debt problems to take advantage of a “consumer ... Read More »

Check Your Social Security Benefits Online

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Nice little story out on the Public Citizen blog today that had a link to the new Social Security online portal to check your social security benefits. Apparently the Social Security Administration is not going to send out the paper statements any more but you can login to check on your benefits and salary history. The registration was a bit ... Read More »

Is Bankruptcy the Best Option for Us in the UK? – Hayley

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“Dear Jon, Both me and my husband have always worked full time, we have three children and a house brought in 1999. In 2004 out financial situation changed which meant we could no longer afford to continue paying all of our loans/debts. We got into financial difficulty and had to stop paying some bill/debts in order to live. We have ... Read More »

Overdraft Fees On The Rise Warns Cambridge Credit Counseling

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From the kind folks over at Cambridge Credit Counseling comes this warning and advice about overdraft fees. “At one time or another, you may have had the misfortune of over-drafting your bank account. An overdraft occurs when you make a purchase or ATM transaction but don’t have enough money in your bank account to cover it. For a fee, anywhere ... Read More »

Debt Relief Law Center Attorney Takes Cash to Modify Mortgages and Gets Disbarred Instead

A Los Angeles attorney accused of misappropriating $1.1 million from 10 clients has agreed to be disbarred, the State Bar announced Wednesday. In one of the largest misappropriation cases ever handled by the Office of Chief Trial Counsel, Vafa Allan Khoshbin [bar# 165486], 52, had promised clients he could get their first mortgages modified and their second mortgages settled for ... Read More »

Canadians Warned Yet Again About Cambridge Life Solutions

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A reader sent in the following news video about Cambridge Life Solutions, an advanced fee debt settlement company in Canada. The station interviews the owner of Cambridge Life Solutions, George Fortune, and inserts the over the shoulder perp shot for dramatic impact. The news package includes bankruptcy trustees as well who speak out about the Cambridge Life Solutions advanced fee ... Read More »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy – What is the Truth?

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So You Want to Know What is the Truth About Chapter 7 Bankruptcy I’m not afraid to be open with you so let me just come out and say, most of the bad things you’ve heard about chapter 7 bankruptcy are not factually correct. Most of the junk I’ve read online is designed more to steer you away from bankruptcy ... Read More »

CBSD On Your Credit Report? Here is What it Means And What You Should Do About It.

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If your credit report contains the notation CBSD it is a common abbreviation for Citibank South Dakota (CBSD). This account may be a store card or an account in the name of Citibank. Regardless, if you want to get to the bottom of the CBSD account on your credit report, I would suggest that you contact the CBSD creditor at ... Read More »

I’m Living in the U.S. But Can’t Afford My UK Student Loans Anymore

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“Dear Jon, Im a UK national living in the US for 9 years. I have a UK student loan which I have been paying for many years. I’m a UK national but have been living and working in the US for about 9 years. I’ve been doing my best to pay my UK student loans over the years but like ... Read More »

Is There UK Legislation That Would Wipe Out My Debts If I Have A Serious Mental Health Disorder?

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“Dear Jon, I have had bi polar disorder since the age of 14. Through manic and down stages and also mixed affective states i have got myself terribally into debt. Most debts i cant even remember. I am now 30yrs old and am wondering whether under the mental health act or some other legislation i could fully get my debts ... Read More »

Can I Include Rent Arrears In My UK Bankruptcy?

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“Dear Jon, I am thinking about going bankrupt as I have been made redundant and I am only receiving a few hundred quid in redundancy money and owe thousands in credit cards, an overdraft (which I have been living off of) and a car on HP. I also owe my landlord rent arrears which I cannot pay. What I want ... Read More »

Will My Landlord Be Told Of My UK Bankruptcy?

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“Dear Jon, I am in the process of completing the forms to go bankrupt and am concerned about my landlord finding out and evicting me. I have lived here for the past 5 years and always paid my rent on time. It’s all the credit cards and loans that got me in trouble. If I have to move I am ... Read More »

What Are My Options With My UK Debts?

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“Dear Jon, I am soooo stressed out about my debt situation and just don’t know where to turn. Every month I get more and more notices and fall into arrears. I have looked at getting a payday loan to try and get through the month, but am afraid I’ll be turned down. I have over £20,000 of loans, credit cards, ... Read More »

Do All My Debts Need to be Included in My UK Bankruptcy?

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“Dear Jon, First let me say thank you for such an informative web site it has been a good place to get many answers to questions I have. I am about to make myself bankrupt as I have been struggling with my bills and accounts for years now. But I am unsure if everyone I owe will be included in ... Read More »

How Much Does It Cost to Go Bankrupt in the UK?

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“Dear Jon, I am in the process of going bankrupt and am completing the bankruptcy forms. How much does it cost to go bankrupt? How do I pay the fees and if I cannot afford them, can I get some help or get the fees waived? ” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series ... Read More »

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