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Being Sued for a Federal Student Loan? Don’t Panic. Read This!

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A friend asked me recently what really happens to people who are being sued over a defaulted federal student loan that was referred to the Department of Justice by the Department of Education. So I had to do what I typically do with these types of questions and spent hours and hours pouring over lawsuits by the United States of ... Read More »

Student Loans Getting Shuffled All Over. Leaves Many Confused.

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by Marian Wang ProPublica The Department of Education has been transferring large batches of federal student loans to new loan-servicing companies — leaving in the lurch some borrowers who are suddenly encountering problems with their loans, such as payments that are mysteriously adjusted up or down. The switch, which has been going on for months and will ultimately include millions ... Read More »

Where’s The Best Place To Get Information To Scam Financial Aid? Jail Of Course!

Student Loan Fraud Is Stupid A former inmate at Leath, Correctional Institution in South Carolina, Michelle Owens, was sentenced on September 28, 2011 for violations of federal student financial aid and mail fraud. Let me start this article off with a small tidbit of information for all of you scamming or thinking about scamming federal student financial aid – don’t. ... Read More »

This Just In: $4 Million Pay Phone Fraud Scam …. And Pay Phones Still Exist!

I’m a proud Maryland native but after reading a recent press release of a Bethesda, Maryland resident’s pay phone fraud scheme, I can’t help but feel embarrassed that this took place so close to my old home. This must be what people from New Jersey feel like every week after an airing of The Jersey Shore. Bethesda resident, Nicolas Kantartzis, ... Read More »

“I Have Three Degrees But I’m Broke And Miserable”

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Theresa “Dear Steve, I have $75,000 in school loans and I have one job bringing in $360 per week after taxes and another job where I make $150 per week after taxes. My car payment is $251, rent is $600, utilities are $130, Food is $80, and water is $45. I have a 401(k) with $6,000. Help me. I feel ... Read More »

I Need Some Advice and Referrals For Bankruptcy and a Debt Financial Counselor. – Georgina

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Georgina “Dear Steve, I owe a total of about 130k in cc & student loan debt. Student loans account for 70k. not sure how to start repay or bankrupy. I’m just 2 years back in workforce now. I make 50k yr with room for increase near future. Help, overwhelmed I need some referrals for debt finanical counselors and or bnkruptcy ... Read More »

Pam Is Out Of Cash And Out Of Time

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“Dear Steve, I am no longer making ends meet. I have my daughters Sallie Mae $20,000 loan payments starting in one month, I can only afford to put little bits of gas in my car at a time, I have a $5,000 car loan and about $12,000 in credit cards. I have not bought anything that I did not need ... Read More »

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