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Time is Running Out for This Student Loan Forgiveness Program, How to Buy Stuff for Less, Car Payment Crash, and Bad People

This week on the Get Out of Debt Guy podcast, I want to talk with you about time running out, buying stuff for less than it costs, car payments over a cliff, and Baaaad people. If you have a question you’d like to ask, go to getoutofdebt.org/question, or if you want to leave a question … Read more

I Want My Money Back That I Paid World Law

Question: Dear Steve, I paid World Law around $15,000.00 and didn’t get any of my debt settled don’t know where my money is. I want to know how I can get my money back. Judy Answer: Dear Judy, Wow, World Law, there is a company I have not heard about in a few years. Honestly, … Read more

Financial Education Services Fighting Back Against FTC Over Credit Repair Allegations

Financial Education Services Fighting Back Against FTC Over Credit Repair Allegations

The Federal Trade Commission sued Financial Education Services and others for selling credit repair and an alleged pyramid scheme business opportunity. Watching the court record, Financial Education Services is pushing back hard. However, the FTC just filed a document that makes a compelling argument why the credit repair company should have some concerns. You can … Read more

Debt Collectors Told They Can’t Charge You to Pay

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an advisory opinion affirming that federal law often prohibits debt collectors from charging “pay-to-pay” fees. These charges, commonly described by debt collectors as “convenience fees,” are imposed on consumers who want to make a payment in a particular way, such as online or by phone. “Federal law … Read more

Walmart Sued for Millions of Dollars by FTC for Fleecing Customers

The Federal Trade Commission today sued Walmart for allowing its money transfer services to be used by fraudsters, who fleeced consumers out of hundreds of millions of dollars. In its lawsuit, the FTC alleges that for years, the company turned a blind eye while scammers took advantage of its failure to properly secure the money … Read more

Equity Loan, Home Prices, Money Pain for People That Help Us, and a Controversial Tough Topic That Will Make You Ponder

Get Out of Debt Guy Podcast - Steve Rhode

In this podcast, I want to share the following stories that may surprise you. We will start with a loan advertisement that might appear in your mailbox and why you need to watch out. Then we will chat about what will happen with home prices in this uncertain economy. Will they crash? Let’s take a … Read more

Watch for This Misleading Mailer for Death Benefits

A fantastic cousin sent me this mailer he received recently. The outside of the envelope is very generic and says it comes from the Distribution Processing Center at PO Box 689, Marietta, GA 30061-0689. However, the business reply envelope inside goes to a different address at PO Box 1748, Kennesaw, GA 30156-9855. Using the return … Read more

Kiss Your Ex-Spousal Consolidation Loan Goodbye

A glimmer of hope for all the good people trapped in those old horrid federal government Spousal Consolidation Loans for student loan debt. These loans have been a shame for many years. The Department of Education allowed spouses to put their individual loans together into one new loan but never provided people a way out. … Read more

Harley-Davidson Told By FTC to Let People Repair Their Motorcycles

The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC and Westinghouse outdoor generator maker MWE Investments, LLC for illegally restricting customers’ right to repair their purchased products. The FTC’s complaints charge that the companies’ warranties included terms that conveyed that the warranty is void if customers use independent dealers … Read more