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Double Standard For Debt Settlement. Not So Sleazy Now, Ask Hilary Clinton, John Glenn and the FEC.

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Consumer debt is a world of double standards. On one hand you have advocates screaming about the evils of debt settlements or that groups that charge people for professional help to do debt settlements are ripping off consumers because settling debts is something that anyone can do. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a huge fan of debt settlement plans ... Read More »

Credit Card Debt Trap Video – Must See!

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Dateline NBC did a great show about the issues surrounding consumer debt in America with my friend Elizabeth Warren was in it. She is a brilliant lawyer, consumer debt author and an overall good person. It’s worth taking some time to watch all the videos below. The information presented is eyeopening and will be disturbing to many that don’t believe ... Read More »

Unemployed, Pregnant, and Can’t Afford the Payments – Erin

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“Dear Steve, Unemployed, pregnant, and cant afford the payments demanded by the debt collectors. I am trying to make the demanded payments by the debt collectors, with out defaulting on my car payment, insurance, and medical bills. Do I have to send the collection agency the payment they are demanding, or can I send what little I can afford without ... Read More »

Attorney General Reaches Deal With Debt Collection Companies Over Deceptive Practices

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New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has reached an agreement with three New York debt collection companies that failed to adequately supervise employees who engaged in deceptive and fraudulent methods to collect debts. The three companies, Creditors Interchange Receivable Management, LLC, Capital Management Services, LP and Tri-Financial, LLC, have agreed to substantially reform their ... Read More »

Video of Debt Collectors That Pose as Police to Scare People to Pay or They Go Directly to Jail

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There are plenty of respectable and good debt collectors that run their business in compliance with local and federal laws. And then there are the collection companies that engage in abusive practices and behavior. For those of us that regularly work with people in debt it is hard to not become distrustful or develop a strong dislike for debt collectors ... Read More »

Reforms Recommended for Debt Collectors and Debt Collection Industry

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The Federal Trade Commission issued a report today recommending that the debt collection legal system be reformed and modernized to reflect changes in consumer debt, the debt collection industry, and technology. The report describes the changes the FTC believes will provide better consumer protection without unduly burdening the debt collection industry. The Commission also issued its 31st annual report to ... Read More »

Why The Debt Collector Works Hard to Manipulate You

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So you’re a debtor and this is your first time in financial trouble. It is scary, frightening and you are completely stressed out. Some people even kill themselves over the debt. The last thing you want to see are late notices or get calls from the debt collector. You’re just not that experienced playing the role of the debtor in ... Read More »

Law Offices and Creditors Are Calling Me Non-Stop, Threatening to Sue and Treating Me Like a Criminal – Avria

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“Dear Steve, Early in 2008, I had a sudden turn of events. I had to quit my job due to health problems and lost half of my household income when my ex and I split up. I had just bought a new car and signed on to what would have been smart loans to transition into a more comfortable state ... Read More »

Fred Owes AMEX $40,000 And Can’t Pay American Express Back

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“Dear Steve, I own a home based business (S corporate in CA). Since the begining of the year, I’ve been make less than previous year. Hoping it would change, I used my AMEX to make up for the difference….You can figure out the rest. My bill of 40K+ is due in a couple of days and I have made next ... Read More »

Stop Debt Collectors – 100 Pages of Good Advice

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I didn’t tell Gerri Detweiler that I was going to purchase her book and secretly read it. I knew she would have sent me a free copy if I had asked but I didn’t want our friendship to cloud my review of her new book “Stop Debt Collectors: How to Protect Your Rights and Resolve Your Debts”. The book can ... Read More »

Beware Of Zombie Debt Collectors

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Beware Of Zombie Debt Collectors Forbes, NY - 15 minutes ago Read "Debt Consolidation Made Easy" to learn five steps to help you get out of debt faster.) The statute of limitations on debts varies by state, ... Read More »

Lenora Asks The Squirrel – “What Should I Do About My Debts?”

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Lenora wrote to me and asked: Dear Get Out of Debt Squirrel, What should I do about my debts? I am trying to set up a budget, but even with a budget, I can’t make all my payments. I need help now? I have over $23,000 in credit card bills and I want to get free of all of them. ... Read More »

Your Online Debt Collection Rights Guide

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Here is a Quick Online Debt Collection Guide Most people make a big mess out of dealing with the debt collector and don’t know what their fair debt collection rights are. Dealing with a debt collector isn’t so much about learning how to beat the debt collector as it is just understanding what the debt collector can and can’t do. ... Read More »

Five Inside Truths About Debt Management Plans (DMP) You Need to Know

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People are often so confused or uninformed about debt management plans in the US that I wanted to share some truths with you. Here are the five biggest misconceptions people have about debt management plans, in no particular order. Debt Management Plans Are Not Designed for You to Get Out of Debt Since the DMP terms are really dictated by ... Read More »

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