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Mitchell Stein, Mass Joinder Lawyer, Charged by SEC in Heart Tronics Scheme Along With Wife

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a purported heart monitoring device company and six individuals involved in a series of fraudulent schemes to artificially inflate the company’s stock. Among those charged are a former pro football player, a Hollywood talent agent, and an attorney who masterminded the scheme. The SEC alleges that Heart Tronics installed former pro football player ... Read More »

Have You Been Scammed or Ripped Off? How to Get Help and Get The Problem Resolved.

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If you feel like a company you paid for a service has not delivered the best place to start to attempt to resolve the issue is to contact the company directly. If you’ve tried repeatedly to get your issue resolved by sending an email or leaving voicemail and that’s not getting any attention, send a letter by some traceable means ... Read More »

How You Can Find a Good Attorney or Lawyer

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This guest post was submitted by Kristin Crone, Esq. from UFAN (United Foreclosure Attorney Network.) She is a California based attorney so the links given are for California but every state has a Bar Association and a quick search for your state Bar will lead you to the appropriate resource for you. While the advice given is about a mortgage ... Read More »

Public Citizen Steps In to Oppose Persels & Associates and CareOne Class Settlement Offer to Consumers

The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen has stepped into a proposed class action suit involving a case against Persels & Associates and CareOne. The issues seems to be that the proposed class action settlement does not benefit consumers. A class of more than 120,000 people alleges that the law firm and an affiliated credit counseling company offered to help consumers ... Read More »

How Can I Get Out of Debt in Ireland? – Andrew

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“Dear Jon, No assets, rented room, €100k debt, no work, income. Dealing with childhood issues at last – no energy .Can you advise on getting out of debt in ireland? Thank you for your caring Can you advise on getting out of debt in ireland? Andrew” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on ... Read More »

Top 3 Cures for a Low Credit Score

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A low credit score is bad news, particularly if you are trying to renegotiate the terms of a loan, applying for a home loan, trying to land a job, or searching for an apartment. In today’s environment, you need a high credit score for a slew of reasons. So if you need to build your credit score, don’t worry. Here ... Read More »

Leslie Linfield from Institute for Financial Literacy is Looking for Donors

I just received the following letter from The Institute for Financial Literacy. They are looking for donations to support financial literacy for seniors. If you feel compelled to assist her in her efforts, please reach out directly to the Institute for Financial Literacy at www.FinancialLit.org. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook The Request I am writing to ... Read More »

Which is Cheaper: Credit Counseling, Debt Settlement, or Bankruptcy?

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How can you determine what debt relief option is the right fit for a given set of cash flow limitations. The 3 options that people typically seek outside assistance with are Debt Management Plans (DMP), Debt Settlement Programs, and Bankruptcy. There are benefits and drawbacks to each option. Companies and people selling you a specific brand of debt help can ... Read More »

I Am Worried Interpol Might be Looking for Me Because of My Debts. – Dipak

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“Dear Jon, I went to Dubai and had a great job in real estate. Then with partner had a real estate company. Due to economic climate our guaranteed cheques started to bounce. There are number of cheques which have bounced. 2 years ago I tried to leave Dubai and had 3 cases which I some how managed to clear from ... Read More »

Do I Risk Losing My Son to Go Back to the UK to Deal With My Debts? – Maria

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“Dear Jon, I have tax credits overpayments of nearly 2000 pounds and credit card debts of 2600. Have left the uk with my son who is disabled. Dont have a job in South America. What are my options. Shall i go back to the Uk and risk my son taken away from me by social services because of my depression ... Read More »

Our Savings System as a Couple

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Our Short and Long Term Goals I’ve mentioned before that having a financial game plan as a couple is a big part of reaching your goals. It can help you two develop ways to communicate effectively and focus your energies on what matters to you. Like many other couples, we have several goals that we’re looking at achieving together. Some ... Read More »

Reader Wants to Know More About Gordon and Associates Loan Modification Services

A reader wrote to me wanting to know more about a company in California called Gordon and Associates. They said, “I am surprised that you don’t have this company’s info or I couldn’t find it.” Attached to the email the reader sent in a copy of the recent BBB listing for Gordon and Associates. I just ran it again to ... Read More »

DIY Debt Settlement – How to Handle Lawsuits

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If you or someone you know is going through a difficult debt situation and want to do something about it there are many options available to consider but it’s no secret that debts can be settled directly with creditors and with the overwhelming amount of information online, consumers are educating themselves on how to negotiate settlements on their credit cards. ... Read More »

Divorce Debts Not Paid

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Q: If a spouse is granted by a divorce judge to receive so much a month for debts that were supposedly not theirs, and we don’t pay or are late on them, does the spouse that’s trying to collect fall under the Fair Debt Collections Act? – Mark A: Mark, Unfortunately, it probably doesn’t offer you the help you are ... Read More »

What Can You Tell Me About Pro Tax Relief in Alabama?

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A reader wanted to know more about a company in Alabama called Pro Tax Relief. I took a quick look at pro-taxrelief.com and here is what I found to share. What immediately struck me is the company says it is Professional Tax Relief, LLC, d/b/a Pro Tax Relief and located at P.O. Box 7164, Rainbow City, AL 35906 but a ... Read More »

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