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Can I Inherit Money in the UK If I’m Bankrupt in the UK?

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“Dear Jon, I was made bankrupt a few months ago and have just lost my mum. She left everything to me in her will which is her house and quite a bit of money as well. I went bankrupt for over 20,000, but stand to inherit much more then this from my mums estate. Can I keep my inheritance? What ... Read More »

I Have Been Sent A Statutory Demand in the UK What Happens Next?

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“Dear Jon, I hope you can help me as I haven’t found too much information out there as to what my situation is. I have a few credit cards and an overdraft and my wife and I have two joint loans. We don’t own any property, in council housing, and my wife just recently lost her job. We had been ... Read More »

Will I Be Arrested for a Debt in the UK if I Return to the UK?

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“Dear Jon, in 1999 i was student in London, UK. I had a NatWest credit card and when I left (1999) i owed 300(three hundred) GBP.I returned to my country and I send money a couple of times to my account which was linked to my credit card to pay the debt.I send the last on 2002 but due to ... Read More »

Can I Do a Debt Relief Order in the UK From Poland?

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“Dear Jon, Hi, I left U.K. at the end of 2011 because of serious family problem. I am in debt, three creditors, total 9900 pounds ( loan, credit card and overdrawn account). I have repayment plan, 5 pound to each creditor a month. At the moment to send 3×5 pound to each creditor costs 9pound per month. My income is ... Read More »

Can I Go Bankrupt After Being In An IVA in the UK?

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“Dear Jon, I have been in an IVA for the past 2 years and it has been a struggle. I have missed the past couple of months payments and just want to give up. I don’t own any property and just want to be done with all of this as quickly as possible. Can I go bankrupt? Thanks in advance ... Read More »

I Recently Had a CCJ From RBS for Credit Card Debt in the UK

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“Dear Jon, I recently had a ccj from Rbs credit cards. I admit the debt to court and offered £5 a month to Rbs in response to ccj. Rbs rejected my offer and asked court to make a decision. Court made a decion for me to pay £350 per month which was totally unaffordable for me. I was told by ... Read More »

How Can I Settle My Debts in Dubai?

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“Dear Jon, I had lost my job in dubai, and now wanted to back to dubai, but I cannot as I had debts in dubai banks i used to live and work in dubai. In 2009 after the market crashed, i had lost my job and had to come back to india. In dubai i had credit cards from different ... Read More »

Watch Out for the British Telecom BT Telephone Debt Collections Scam

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Dealing with British Telecom isn’t the easiest company in the UK to deal with, trust me, I know. It’s the only company I’ve ever called for technical support that asked me if I had a ladder to get up on the roof. So, it’s not surprising that people have come up with a scam that would actually work on most ... Read More »

Saen Higgins Alleged Wealth Without Risk Related Companies Nailed By FTC

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Not long ago I wrote about a relationship between the current Saen Higgins Wealth Without Risk infomercials and a possible tie between Higgins and one of the companies named in the FTC announcement below. You can read my previous article that shows the connection between entities named after Higgins and Family Products, Are Wealth Without Risk Informercials an Extension of ... Read More »

It’s Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for Octomom. Nadya Suleman Files for Bankruptcy Fresh Start.

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Word is that Octomom, Nayda Suleman has filed for bankruptcy protection today. The court documents were not available at the time of this post. But it is reported her filing listed $50,000 in assets against up to $1 million in debt. She gave it a good try to make ends meet but in the end it’s just a tragic story ... Read More »

Debt Validation Finally Defined. What You Should Ask a Collector or Creditor for to Validate a Debt.

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So much stuff has been written advising people to get their debts validated. I’ve asked professionals and lawyers all over for a definition of what this actually means and until now, nobody really knew. Was validation of a debt achieved if the lender simply acknowledged an account was present or did it require documentation of all transactions in the account? ... Read More »

Do You Have a Will? If Not, It’s Time For You to Write Your Will.

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It’s a subject that none of us want to think about. Whether we’re young and just starting life or older and approaching the end, we don’t want to think about our own death. And, adding money to the mix only makes it worse. But, the truth is that all adults need to think about what will happen to their financial ... Read More »

Bank President Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) and United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana Jim Letten today announced that Reginald R. Harper, age 58, of Hammond, Louisiana, the former president and chief executive officer of First Community Bank of Hammond, La., pleaded guilty yesterday to one count ... Read More »

Bank of America Credit Card Debt Settlement Advice and Instructions

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If you’re facing a legitimate financial hardship and can’t make the minimum payments on your Bank of America (or FIA Card Services) credit card account then one potential solution is to negotiate a lump-sum settlement for less the balance owed. If you’re unfamiliar with debt settlement, you’re probably wondering how someone who can’t make their monthly payments would have the ... Read More »

Avoid Free-BestBuy.com Spam Text Message

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Readers are reporting to me a new spam message out today that promotes a new site free-bestbuy.com. This spam message is designed to look like a message from BestBuy.com. It’s not. Most likely people that respond will be charged for a text message, Just as people have reported being charged $9.99 a month after receiving messages from: Short Code: 45244 ... Read More »

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