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  • 6 Smart Ways to Save Money When Dining Out

    Trying to make the thrifty choice in every situation of your life can be exhausting. Take for example the frugal decision to cook for yourself instead of eating out. While that’s a good plan to have the...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • Home Staging Tips From the Experts

    Do you need to sell fast to save for your next house? According to Professional Staging, a whopping 81 percent of buyers agree that home staging makes it easier to visualize the property for sale as their...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • Rest Home or Medical Alert System: The Better Use of Money

    The older you get, the more likely you’ll need someone to take care of you. This presents a slew of different challenges, even financial complications. You might ask yourself any number of questions: “Should I pay to...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • What Credit Score Do I Need to Buy a House?

    When the time comes to buy a house, the first thing on your to-do list should be to obtain a copy of your credit report and credit score in order to get a clear picture of where...

    • Posted July 10, 2018
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    Horizon Debt Group, LLC – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2018-05-10T00:00:00 Product: Debt settlement Issue: Fraud or scam Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: My lawyers are harassing me bullying me and making me believe fake things on my social media...

    • Posted July 10, 2018
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  • The Reason Housing Confidence Is Hitting Record Highs

    As millennials begin reluctantly crossing the bridge from youth into adulthood, conversations about buying a home become more and more frequent. Concerns about the cost of rental fees and general living expenses –– especially in expensive metropolitan...

    • Posted July 10, 2018
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  • Is Home Automation Worth the Extra Cost?

    Home security systems have been around for decades, but home automation has begun to be more commonplace with the introduction of smartphones. With the exception of a few companies, home automation features don’t come standard with most...

    • Posted July 10, 2018
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    Atlanticus Services Corporation – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2018-06-20T00:00:00 Product: I do not know Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: On XX/XX/2017 XXXX XXXX FL came out to my home to give...

    • Posted July 10, 2018
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc. – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2018-06-21T00:00:00 Product: Medical debt Issue: Communication tactics Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: On XX/XX/2018 american medical collection agency called at XXXXXXXX XXXX I called them back at XXXXXXXX XXXX discussed...

    • Posted July 10, 2018
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    CITIBANK, N.A. – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2018-06-21T00:00:00 Product: Credit card debt Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: Received call from XXXX XXXX threatening to garnish paycheck and...

    • Posted July 10, 2018
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    Convergent Resources, Inc. – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2018-06-19T00:00:00 Product: Private student loan debt Issue: Communication tactics Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: I have already disputed this debt direct with XXXX XXXX XXXX, for over 18 months on...

    • Posted July 10, 2018
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    MARINER FINANCE, LLC – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2018-06-19T00:00:00 Product: Other debt Issue: False statements or representation Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: Mariner Finance has reported to credit bureau that I owe a debt in the amount of...

    • Posted July 10, 2018
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    Radius Global Solutions LLC – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2018-06-19T00:00:00 Product: Credit card debt Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: I called XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX on XX/XX/18 to make a negotiation so...

    • Posted July 10, 2018
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    Financial Data Systems – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2018-06-19T00:00:00 Product: Medical debt Issue: Communication tactics Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: Upon pulling my credit I noticed Financial Data Systems had reported debt to all three credit bureaus. I...

    • Posted July 10, 2018
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  • Consumer Complaint Submission
    The CMI Group, Inc. – CFPB Complaint

    Date Received: 2018-06-18T00:00:00 Product: Other debt Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: The bill was paid in full and appropriate credits were given...

    • Posted July 10, 2018
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