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Get a Free Friends and Family Health Kit

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Okay, I admit this might not be the best freebie in the world but apparently the government wants to spend money sending out publications and information to help people deal with medical issues. What can I say, besides it’s a freebie and it looks like it’s for the ladies. The pitch to order these publications says “Now, you can help ... Read More »

    Sameer Qadri, Connecticut is Calling and Looking for $100K

    top secret

    The Connecticut Department of Banking has issued a cease and desist notice and civil penalty to Sameer Qadri and Accredited Law Group. Qadri has also been associated with Estate Law Group. After a lack of response to many certified letter the State sent Qadri, the State has issued a final cease and desist letter for violation of Connecticut General Statutes ... Read More »

      What Happened to ABC Legal and Did They Take My Money?

      under construction

      “Dear Steve, What can be done with THE ABC LEGAL GROUP? The Wesbsite is down… Am I screwed…I am a widow with 3 children.. MY husband passed away back in 2009. I have done some research… and found the following information NEW OWNER FOR ESQUIRE LITIGATION…. I have spoken to a woman named Shirley. She has no idea what she ... Read More »

        The Bankruptcy Trustee and Attorney Screwed Up My Bankruptcy. – Teresa

        keep going

        “Dear Steve, Our bankruptcy has came to an end but in going over the details, I found MANY unethical things. 1 – it seems my attorney and the trustee were in each others pockets. 2 – the credit union put a $65 a month insurance on the vehicle that was through them but I have always carried full coverage insurance ... Read More »

          How Do I Deal With My Dubai Apartment Debt From the UK? – Gary

          fear is a prison

          “Dear Steve, I am hoping if you could kindly spare a few minutes to clarify something for me? I live in the UK and in 2005 I decided to purchase an off-plan property in Dubai. I initially contacted an agent in the UK regarding the property and then I entered an agreement with a building owner in Dubai resulting in ... Read More »

            Best Debt Consolidation Loans

            Happy people celebrating with money raining

            Finding a legitimate debt consolidation loan program can be frustrating, depressing and darn near impossible. We’ve all seen the advertisements promising loans for people with bad credit or loans with no credit check. In my experience those companies are often high priced, that is if you actually get a debt consolidation loan and not get ripped off. Many Debt Consolidation ... Read More »

              You Have Not Failed if You File Bankruptcy

              What I most want you to do when facing bankruptcy is to stop assuming or reacting emotionally and start thinking logically.

              A frequent and quiet chorus says people who file bankruptcy have failed in some way, but let’s set the record straight on that myth. It’s not true. Bankruptcy is the law of the land in many countries. It allows people otherwise tightly gripped by unmanageable debt to find a way to break free of an otherwise impossible situation. Bankruptcy is ... Read More »

                IRS Form 982 is Your Friend if You Got a 1099-C

                IRS Form 982

                Just because you got a 1099-C form from forgiven debt is not a reason to immediately panic and think you are automatically going to owe a lot of taxes on the forgiven debt. In the debt world a point of contention for me is the chronic misinformation about forgiven debt from debt settlement or a debt determined to be uncollectible. ... Read More »

                  Debt Relief Company Options Debt Consolidation Canada Hits Rough Patch

                  oops

                  The Vancover Sun is reporting a situation which sounds familiar in the U.S. as well regarding Options Debt Consolidation Canada and Options Credit Canada. Apparently Options Credit was selling agents or franchise owners a magnificent debt relief business opportunity where they would receive “with real-time leads and the ongoing support and management necessary to qualify prospective clients and to generate ... Read More »

                    My Credit Union Won’t Give Me My Car Title Because I Have a Credit Card Balance

                    Black Leather Flogging Whip and money on white background. Not i

                    “Dear Steve, Worked for this credit union who in the past had federal investigators in when there were bogus loans. Worked there for 15 yrs. I paid my car loan off with my credit union but they won’t give me the title. I owe on a visa account there and they are pulling the cross collateral trick. Thing is I ... Read More »

                      Is My Plan to Deal With My United Recovery Debt a Good One?

                      stolen idea

                      “Dear Steve, 1. 1993 – I get a credit card, my first and only (Cap One). 2. It’s fine for several years. 3. 2003 – Divorce, followed by scary major illness; unable to work. Disaster. Balance creeping up. 4. More disaster. Long irrelevant story. I use the cc to pay the rent. Keeping the roof over the kids’ heads. 5. ... Read More »

                        How Can I Get Out of This Judgment and Wage Garnishment?

                        debt hole law tada

                        “Dear Steve, In 2008, at the age of 18, I moved out of home, into an apartment with a roommate. The rent was high ($1300/mo), and about 4-5 months into the lease, my roommate’s work started to decline. One morning, she up and moved out, and with management (which has since changed, and the rates have lowered) being completely unhelpful, ... Read More »

                          I Co-Signed for a Private Student Loan and It’s Killing Me

                          robbery

                          “Dear Steve, I co-signed a private student loan that is now in collections and ruining my DTI. I found your petition for the Fairness for Struggling Students Act on change.org. Have you had any contact with Senator Coons or anyone else on the senate judiciary committee regarding this? I am a DE resident and trying very hard to push on ... Read More »

                            Does a Debt Consolidation Program Lower My Credit Score?

                            Mature woman confused

                            “Dear Steve, I need to consolidate credit card debt of $9,000.00. Does debt consolidation go against my credit rating, or lower my score? Do I have to close out my credit cards with my creditors to go forth with the program? Phyllis” The Answer Dear Phyllis, The term debt consolidation encompasses so many options that it’s hard to tell exactly ... Read More »

                              How Do I Settle My Debt With a Collection Agency?

                              Financing a budget

                              “Dear Steve, Time to Face the Dragon? I have 40k in credit card debt amassed during 2 years of unemployment. 28k of it has been sold to third party collectors. I am now in a position to clean it all up. I realize now I should have declared bankruptcy. But it’s too late now since I am employed again. So- ... Read More »

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