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Inflation and Home Price Expectations Decline Further

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data today released the August 2022 Survey of Consumer Expectations, which shows that inflation expectations continued to decline across all horizons. Expectations about year-ahead price increases for gas also continued to decline, with households now expecting gas prices to be roughly unchanged a year from now. …

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Debt Free Dudes Podcast – Inflation, Recession, Saving Money, Side Hustle Update

Debt Free Dudes Podcast with Damon Day

What began as a discussion about inflation, recession possibilities, and deleting debt, turned into a look inside the side hustle project and life. This week, Damon Day and I present another Debt Free Dudes podcast. Enjoy. Listen to the Podcast You can subscribe to my podcast on any of these sites below.                    Easiest way …

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4 Out of 10 Americans Admit Spending Too Much to Feel Successful or Impress Others

4 Out of 10 Americans Admit Spending Too Much to Feel Successful or Impress Others

LendingTree conducted a study, and out of the 1,600 surveyed, nearly 40 percent admitted overspending to impress others. The primary categories were clothes, shoes, or accessories. But if four out of ten admitted this, you know the number is much higher. That is a tough conclusion to admit to, even on a survey. The survey …

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Debt Relief Attorney Goes Through Arbitration and Must Pay Back Fees to Consumer Over Student Loan Assistance

Attorney Chantel Grant probably feels like she was treated unfairly in a recent Florida Bar arbitration decision. I’m assuming she feels this way because she had to pay back a consumer $4,796 for student loan debt relief assistance. This assistance is said to have included many popular tactics to attack debt. These included “an aggressive …

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What Can You Tell Me About LoanRatePal That Keeps Calling Trying to Sell Me a Loan

Trustee Loss Mitigation Headquarters Raises Concerns

Question: Dear Steve, Please check this company loanratepal.com I have received numerous robocalls qualifying me for a loan. I can find not much information on the company, except they are owned by CT International, vidadebtrelief.com, and truvento.com on the BBB site. Answer: According to the LoanRatePal website, they appear to be a lead generation marketing …

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You Can’t Be Responsible for Nursing Home Debt for Someone Else

This is a subject that hits far too close to home. Nursing home and assisted living debt and bills. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released an Issue Spotlight highlighting some of the difficulties and experiences heard from caregivers about being pursued over friends’ or family members’ alleged debts from nursing home facilities. Based on the …

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I Went to Jail, Worked for UNICOR and Want to Get My Student Loans Forgiven

I Went to Jail, Worked for UNICOR and Want to Get My Student Loans Forgiven

Question: Dear Steve, In 1992 I had a small student loan for a career college in Indianapolis. A year later, I was sent to Federal prison and incarcerated for 26yrs and 3mos. Can I qualify for forgiveness? I definitely worked for UNICOR INDUSTRIES. Ivan Answer: Dear Ivan, I’m assuming you had a federal student loan. …

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