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A Million Consumers Victims of GE CareCredit. Refunds to Follow.

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken action against GE Capital Retail Bank for allegedly taking advantage of consumers through their medical debt financing program. Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering GE Capital Retail Bank and its subsidiary, CareCredit, to refund up to $34.1 million to potentially more than 1 million consumers who were victims of deceptive ... Read More »

    FHA to Make It Easier for People with Bad Credit to Get a Mortgage

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    Very shortly new manual underwriting regulations from FHA will become effective and make it easier for people with low credit scores to qualify for a mortgage. This is good news for people without a lot of debt but a low credit score. Under the new rules the following changes will be made. First, HUD has taken the opportunity to address ... Read More »

      Consumer Asks World Law Debt for Three Times Her Money Back

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      A television station in Colorado is reporting that a Colorado women was unsatisfied by the services provided by World Law Debt and filed a complaint with the state asking for three times her money back for the debt settlement company as she is allegedly entitle to under Colorado law. CBS 4 out of Denver put out the following information. “She ... Read More »

        Meracord, Noteworld, and Fidelity and Deposit Company Hit With Class Action

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        While the flood of lawsuits against debt settlement companies has slowed considerably yet one more class action has been added against Meracord, Noteworld, and Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland. This time in Arizona. The complaint provides a very long description of the alleged actions and conspiracy between the debt settlement escrow company and the companies they elected to work ... Read More »

          I’m Going to File Bankruptcy. Do I Just List My Student Loans? – Jayna

          Travelers Reflection

          “Dear Steve, I am claiming bankruptcy and have been unable to secure steady employment since graduation. How would I file my papers to request the discharge of my student loans. Some are private through Well Fargo with a co-signer and some are student loans starting in 2002. The total amount is around $60,000 Jayna” Dear Jayna, You should really work ... Read More »

            I Filed Bankruptcy and Listed My Student Loan Debt. – Kevin

            Winter Latice and Pergola

            “Dear Steve, I had my bankruptcy discharged in April, 2013. I just read your article on discharging student loans, and did not see the school on the list that I attended, I have a loan from sallie mae that is currently with a collection agency. Is there a amendment or special request I can file to see if I can ... Read More »

              I Saw a Commercial for Student Loan Debt Help. Are They Legit? – Katie

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              “Dear Steve, I saw a commercial with a website claiming to help with student loan debt. They listen a website and a phone number. The website was www.studentloansupport.us. Once I filled out a small questionnaire I was notified by phone from the company. A guy named Travis asked for some background info such as Name, where I work, if I ... Read More »

                Town & Country Acceptance Corporation Debt Management Mailer

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                Town & Country Acceptance Corporation recently sent out the following postcard to residents in Ohio. Town & Country Acceptance Corporation describes themselves as a debt management company. – Source An amazing reader sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. This offer was able to be reviewed because a kind reader sent it in ... Read More »

                  If a Parent PLUS Loan Borrower Dies Will the Child Have to Pay it Back? – Cathey

                  Cemetery Caution

                  “Dear Steve, Young lady’s mom had taken out a parent plus loan, the Mom passed. Does the loan automatically become the debt of the student? The student is of course now being told to pay it. I thought since the parent took it out, the debt died when she died. Is there any help in this situation? What happens with ... Read More »

                    I Died Last Year. Should I Go Bankrupt? – Gary

                    Wrecked and Abandoned

                    “Dear Steve, I am broke had a heart attack last year and died for 4 to 6 minutes. I borrowed 55,000 from the bank for a business which is not about anymore. My wife did not sign on the loan at the bank either. She has a business now and helps me live by giving me a 50.00 per week ... Read More »

                      Need to Get Rid of My Student Loans to Start a Family. – Mike

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                      “Dear Steve, Graduated 2006 and now have $12k more debt then original 2 Private Tuition and 4 Private student signature loans with Sallie Mae. Last loan of which was with 1 semester to go for nearly $30k and seems after this article to be def in the category of non education necessity kinds. I am delinquent month after month and ... Read More »

                        Who Can I Trust for Debt Relief Help? – Barbara

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                        “Dear Steve, Trying to read all of your advise … looking to the RIGHT debt relief/help for our situation. Owe about $5,000 in credit cards, not making enough money to make minimum payment. When an advertisement pops up on the screen… is it endorsed by you? Or is this a Google thing? Freedom From Debt Relief Add popped up. How ... Read More »

                          Can I Get Rid of My Culinary School Loans in Bankruptcy? – Daniel

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                          “Dear Steve, I went to a for-profit culinary school in 2003. They did not receive accreditation until 2004. I have been struggling with private loan debt (montly payments upwards of 1,100 per month originally) since. I had them consolidated in 2007 at a 4.5% rate. Given that my school did not receive accreditation until after I completed courses, would I ... Read More »

                            My Mother Cosigned My Son’s Student Loans. – Becky

                            White Picket Fence

                            “Dear Steve, My mother co-signed two private student loans for my son. One with Wells Fargo and one with Sallie Mae. She has now passed away. There is no estate. Will the loaners be willing to renegotiate the loans with my son? He has just graduated and not started making payments yet. Becky” Dear Becky, I’m sorry to hear about ... Read More »

                              California Foreclosure Rescue Scammer Headed to Jail

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                              Christy Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), and Melinda Haag, United States Attorney for the Northern District of California, today announced that on November 26, Walter Bruce Harrell, 72, of Montara, Calif., was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release for bankruptcy fraud and for providing false statements in ... Read More »

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