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  • The Frugal Doctor Is In

    Recently I had a physical. Outside of being a little overweight and growing older, I don’t have any obvious health issues. I did, however, describe some minor symptoms to my doctor, which prompted him to order some...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Now What? Life After Debt

    You did it! You paid off your debt. Perhaps you used debt consolidation or debt settlementcompany. You may have used a debt management or a do-it-yourself program. No matter the route, the success is equally noteworthy. Now...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • DNA Test Kits: Consider the Privacy Implications

    Companies are advertising at-home DNA test kits that promise intriguing insights into your past (“Where did my forebears come from?”) – and your future (“Do I have the genetic markers for certain medical conditions?”). If you’re thinking...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Making Sense of Online Stock Tips

    MoneyTips If you dabble in online investing, you have certainly been deluged by emailed offers of investing advice and “hot stock tips”. Undoubtedly, some good stock tips are out there, as well as a whole host of...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • CFPB Takes Action Against Citibank For Student Loan Servicing Failures That Harmed Borrowers

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently took action against Citibank, N.A. for student loan servicing failures that harmed borrowers. Citibank misled borrowers into believing that they were not eligible for a valuable tax deduction on interest...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • 5 Financial New Year’s Resolutions

    It’s that time of year again. A brand new year and time when we talk about our resolutions to better ourselves at work, home, and in many other ways. This year, why not add a financial goal...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES INC – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2017-10-20T00:00:00 Product: Credit card debt Issue: Communication tactics Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: I have written Portfolio Recovery and made calls asking them to cease all contact. They sent a...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    Healthcare Receivables Group, Inc. – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2017-10-20T00:00:00 Product: Medical debt Issue: False statements or representation Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: My complaint is with a Collection Agency called Healthcare Receivables. The sent me a bill of...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    Commonwealth Financial Systems, Inc. – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2017-10-20T00:00:00 Product: Medical debt Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: I want them to send me all documents with my Actual signature on it...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    Focus Holding Company – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2017-10-20T00:00:00 Product: Other debt Issue: Written notification about debt Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: FOCUS RECEIVABLES MANAGEMENT are wrongly trying to collect a debt and have placed a debt on...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    Collection Bureau of America Ltd. – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2017-10-20T00:00:00 Product: Other debt Issue: False statements or representation Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: I received a notice on XX/XX/XXXX from Collection Bureau of America regarding a collection for {$140.00}...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    SANTANDER CONSUMER USA HOLDINGS INC. – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2017-10-20T00:00:00 Product: Auto debt Issue: Communication tactics Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: My teenage daughter received a phone call on her cell phone from Chrysler Capital looking for an old...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    ENCORE CAPITAL GROUP INC. – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2017-10-20T00:00:00 Product: I do not know Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: My XXXX report lists a collection from XXXX, with no information, and...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    Southern Service Systems, Inc. – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2017-10-12T00:00:00 Product: Other debt Issue: Written notification about debt Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: This company mailed a letter about a collection for XXXX, dated XXXX/XXXX/XXXX, for {$100.00}. It states...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES INC – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2017-10-20T00:00:00 Product: Credit card debt Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: Portfolio Recovery Associates through their attorney XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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