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Rental History Credit Bureaus Warned by FTC

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The Federal Trade Commission has warned the operators of six websites that share information about consumers’ rental histories with landlords that they may be subject to the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The letters inform the recipients that if they meet certain criteria, namely collecting information on tenants and their rental history and providing that information to ... Read More »

My Husband Could Not Pay His Rent 6 Years Ago. Will This Follow Him? – Kris

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“Dear Steve, Over 6 years ago, my husband was 19 year old and he lost his job. He was unable to find another one to pay for his apartment, so he ended up moving back in with his mom. He still owes that apartment complex about $2500 and it is going to be VERY difficult for us to pay this ... Read More »

Apartment Complex Debt is Listed Twice on My Credit Report. – Lori

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“Dear Steve, Hello, about 4 years ago I lived in these apartments. Due to some financial problems my mother and I were faced with the fact that we needed to move. We then moved out unexpectedly. Years later I recieved a letter in the mail from the debt collections stating that I needed to pay them $1,658 (for leaving without ... Read More »

My Apartment Complex is Suing Me for Money I Do Not Owe. What Should I Do? – Michael

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I have an amount turned over to collections from my apartment complex that I do not owe. I have been told this can be resolbed in small claims court and need to wait for them to file. If the amount is already turned over to collections does that mean they have already filed or does that me they are getting ... Read More »

I’ve Got a CD Maturing. How Can I Use the Money to Reduce My Debt? – Amy

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Amy “Dear Steve, I have always had good credit – not excellent, but been able to make payments. I am starting to believe that I have made some pretty poor financial decisions. I have paid all of my debts on time, but primarily only paying the minimum payment. I have numerous credit cards and three loans. I have a CD ... Read More »

I Don’t Want to Leave Money Problems For My Family When I Die. – Chauncey

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Chauncey “Dear Steve, I have outstanding debts like most people and I want to get them away for my family. I don’t want to leave money problems for my family if I was to ever die. I have an apartment complex that is trying to sue me because I left. I did give a verbal 30 days notice and I ... Read More »

Will We Be Evicted or Have to Still Pay Our Rent if We Go Bankrupt? – Lizzy

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Lizzy “Dear Steve, My husband and I are considering filing for bankruptcy. WE have a lot of debt. We dont know how we are even going to pay next months rent. We have two little children as well. Car payments coming up… etc. How does bankruptcy work? Will we be evicted out of our current apartment? If not, will we ... Read More »

Staying With My Parents is Shunned in My Community. – Jahmiel

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Jahmiel “Dear Steve, I’m 30 yrs old. I have a full time job paying at least $30,000 a year. With the student consolidated debt of $60,000. my private loan is $20,000 with 9.25% rate. My federal loan is $36,000 with a 3% rate. My credit card payments is currently $1800. I’m sending extra payments. I’m able to pay on my ... Read More »

I Got My Credit Report But How Can I Improve My Credit Score? – Melissa

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“Dear Steve, I received a credit report print out from all 3 credit bureaus. My credit score ranges from 604-639. I have an outstanding debt from a collection agency for $1500. And another for $183. I have paid a car loan off and I have one credit card with a $250 limit,which is current with a zero balance. I also ... Read More »

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