How to Get Your Federal Student Loans Forgiven if You Go to Prison

I Heard My Federal Student Loans Could be Eliminated Because I Was in Prison

Question: Dear Steve, I’m in a halfway house nearing the end of my federal incarceration. I will have completed ten years and four months. I have been looking at info on having my student loans written off. I’m working on getting the information I need, but can this still work? Was I supposed to do … Read more

Truth About Navient Student Loan Forgiveness. It’s Not What You Assume.

Get Out of Debt Guy Podcast

Over on the Debt Free Dudes podcast, Damon Day and I talk about the confusion, complexities, and misinformation about the announcements that Navient forgiveness of student loans. There are so many important details the headlines can’t give you. Debtors will be confused and may wind up angry if they think some or all of their … Read more

Who Should We Use for Private Student Loan Consolidation?

Who Should We Use for Private Student Loan Consolidation?

Question: Dear Steve, My son’s student loans are now due through Sallie Mae (not federally funded). Seven loans totaling just under $40,000.00. The interest rate for each loan varies from 7.25% to 9.625%. We are looking to consolidate into one loan with one monthly payment. We have received a lot of mail offers and wonder … Read more

Is Sean R. Roberts Back at it With Premier Financial Marketing?

I received a tip from a reader that said “Sean Robert[s] as CEO doing mortgage loans again FYI.” They said the company was: Premier Financial Marketing LLC Entity: Limited Liability Company (LLC) Industry: Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers Location: Irvine, CA Premier Financial Marketing LLC 18500 Von Karman Ave Ste 350 Irvine, CA 92612 Business … Read more

FTC Shuts Down Credit Repair Using Tradelines, Piggybacking, and Identity Theft Reports

Company Illegally Charged Consumers for Credit Advice, Filed False ID Theft Reports and Pitched Them on Fake Business Opportunity At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has temporarily halted a bogus credit repair scheme known as The Credit Game for promoting a series of lies and deceptions. The FTC alleged the … Read more

FTC Returns Money to MLM Distributors Deceived by Earning Estimates

FTC Returns Money to MLM Distributors Deceived by Earning Estimates

The Federal Trade Commission is returning more than $149 million to AdvoCare distributors who lost money as a result of the AdvoCare pyramid scheme. The FTC sued AdvoCare in 2019, alleging that the multi-level marketing company operated an illegal pyramid scheme that deceived consumers into believing they could earn significant income as “distributors” of its … Read more

College Grads Fail Miserably at Way Overestimating Starting Salaries

A recent study of college students preparing to graduate found that students suck at trying to estimate income and make plans for life after college. Respondents in this study felt confident their starting salary was going to be $103,880 but the average salary was actually $55,260. Oops. Of the students surveyed, 31 percent felt they … Read more