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I Can’t Get Married Because My Partner is Sinking in Law School Debt

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Dear Steve, Hello and thank you for your time and generosity. My partner of 12 years is drowning in debt, all defaulted school loans. Partner because we have decided not to get married due to his debt as I wish to keep our finances, identities, etc. separate due to his incredible debt burden. He is an attorney (graduated 6 years ... Read More »

Lawyers Screwed by Deceptive Hiring Rates While Hooked and Buried in Student Loan Debt

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Wouldn’t being a doctor or lawyer be nice to just rake in the dough? Well not so fast. When it comes to lawyers making a killing after law school, new data out paints a different picture. For a long time law schools had promoted how many graduates were employed after graduating. These figures gave incoming students a false impression the ... Read More »

Law School Grads Become Hopeless Economic Slaves to Their Student Loans and Poor Opportunities

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Remember all those people that wanted to go to law school to make a ton of money, and help people as well. The way it looks now the trend in lawyers being able to find jobs is slipping. Paul Campos, a Professor of Law at the University of Colorado says that only one in three is able to find gainful ... Read More »

First Ever Central Florida Law Firm To Be Forced To Resign From BBB

KEL law firm, formally Kaufman, Englett & Lynd, has been forced to resign from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central Florida. The resignation of this Orlando based law firm marks “the first area law firm to be ousted in the business-rating agency’s 27-year history.” Apparently the BBB has complained that over the past year KEL has failed to resolve ... Read More »

Alleged Obstruction Of Justice Of Attorney And Client In $188 Million Fraud

At one point in time attorney, Fredrick Cuppy, represented the former owner and chief executive, Peter Rogan, of the bankrupt Edgewayer Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. Cuppy has now been arrested on federal charges flaming that he and his onetime client, Rogam committed perjury and obstruction of justice to prevent efforts by the government and a bank creditor to ... Read More »

It’s Been A Year Since The TSR – What’s Changed With Debt Settlement?

A year ago this month the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) barred debt settlement companies that used telemarketing from accepting up-front fees. Although it’s been an entire year since this change we are still see companies trying sneak in those up-front fees with businesses trying to exploit loopholes. The whole purpose of the Telemarketing Sales Ruling was to help consumers from ... Read More »

Chapter 8 – Your Money is Your Friend

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Chapter 8 – Your money is your friend Once you slow down your consumption of material goods and learn to find happiness within yourself, you will find you have more money to save and invest. You will be able to do much more with what you have and you will be surprised that more will follow. Your external wealth will ... Read More »

Lynn is Working With a Debt Settlement Company But Being Sued By Her Creditor

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“Dear Steve, I am with a debt negotiation company for over a year and i am being sued for one of my debts, the law office that represents the debt informed me that the company I am paying money to never contacted them when I faxed the letter over a month ago. Now I have been summonsed to court and ... Read More »

The Critical Flaw in The Attorney Model for Debt Settlement

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It seems in the face of proposed regulation over the debt settlement industry many debt settlement companies are running for the hills and trying to convert their business into one of the many attorney models out there in order to continue their advance fee approach. The companies who are running for the attorney model cover seem to feel it will ... Read More »

I’m a Lawyer With a Law Degree From a Top Law School and I Can’t Find a Job. Michael

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Michael “Dear Steve, I’m almost 30 years old, have a law degree from one of the top law schools in the country, and was laid off in December after working only a few months. In any other economy, I’d be easily employable. Sadly, the world is not looking for junior lawyers with little experience right now. I’ll probably get a ... Read More »

I Had a Baby, Lost My Job, and Can’t Pay My Credit Cards. – Amanda

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“Dear Steve, In October 2008 I lost my job. I have 2 credit cards through Capital One and could not afford to make any type of payments on them bacause I had to pay for food and housing and a baby. I am single so no support from a spouse either to at least pay a little towards card. I ... Read More »

I Owe Amex and Now They Have Lawyers Chasing Me. What Should I Do? – Carol

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“Dear Steve, I let an Amex card that was originally used for business by an associate, but in my name, go uppaid and unanswered. It is now being handled by a law firm. They have filed a lien against any property I may purchase in the county in which I live. I do not have the means to pay them ... Read More »

Substitute Teacher Lives in Shelter Instead of Paying Rent. – Tim

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“Dear Steve, My Brother-in-Law is deeply in debt. He was laid off from work 6 years ago and hasn’t found a decent job since. He isn’t very smart when it comes to money and lived off his savings until it was all gone. He is now 60 years old, has several thousands of dollars on credit debt, owes thousands in ... Read More »

I Graduated From Law School But Barely Getting By. – Michael

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Michael “Dear Steve, I ran up about $30,000 in credit card debt in college, law school, and in nearly eight months of unemployment following law school. I recently managed to find and started a good job at about half the salary that I expected I’d be making. Between my student loan payments, and the minimum payments on my credit cards, ... Read More »

I’m Trying the John Commuta Debt Avalanche Approach but Think I Should be Doing Debt Settlement. – Jerry

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“Hi Steve, I’m drowning in debt–about 60,000–but was managing to pay off some accounts and really wanted to do the John Commuta thing, debt avalanche…go that route. To do it, I had to do some juggling between accounts because I’m freelance and my income varies from month to month, but still, it was working and I could see my way ... Read More »

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