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Author Archives: Steve Rhode

I Got Blacklisted and Banned by Digg and I Can’t Get Out. It’s a Life Sentence.

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Look, I will be the first one to admit. I f****ed up by installing a social media plugin in 2007, for a short period of time on the GetOutOfDebt.org site. The WordPress plugin would randomly submit a post to Digg and other similar sites to help save me time. I didn’t like the way it worked and felt uncomfortable with ... Read More »

    Michigan Credit Adjustors, in Trouble and on Fire! – Vicki

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    I wasn’t really sure what to do with this question or statement that came in so I thought I’d just publish it and hope that others can add something to it regarding their experience with Michigan Debt Adjustors, positive, neutral, or negative. The reason I’m doing this is that there is just little to nothing written or on the web ... Read More »

      California AG Takes Action Against Foreclosure Consultants & Loan Modification Companies

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      Continuing his fight against scam artists who “prey on” vulnerable Californians, Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a directive forcing foreclosure consultants to register with his office and post a $100,000 bond by July 1, 2009. Those who fail to do so will be in violation of state law, subject to criminal penalties of up to a year ... Read More »

        I Want to Repay My Debts But I Can’t Stop Using the Credit Cards. – Bonnie

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        Bonnie “Dear Steve, I want to deal with the best company for my debt consolidation. I don’t want to deal with money grabbers, or companies that won’t send the payments in on time and every month. I also think maybe I can do this myself in 6 years, but I can’t stop using the cards. Is CCCS the best company ... Read More »

          I Want You to Meet Who You Helped Today – Gemima

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          It is important for you to meet who we helped today through this site. As I mention, all over the place, revenue from people clicking on ads and using the service of advertisers is used to help sponsor people in poverty through Kiva. Please visit or use the services of advertisers on the GetOutOfDebt.org site so we can help more ... Read More »

            I’m Planning to Divorce My Wife But I Don’t Want to Pay Her Debt. – James

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            “Dear Steve, I am stationed in South Carolina and my wife is moving back to California at the end of summer with the kids. We are getting a divorce at some point down the road. My main question is about me being responsible for her debts. We have really maintained seperate debts by keeping things in our own names. I ... Read More »

              Attorney General Reaches Deal With Debt Collection Companies Over Deceptive Practices

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              New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has reached an agreement with three New York debt collection companies that failed to adequately supervise employees who engaged in deceptive and fraudulent methods to collect debts. The three companies, Creditors Interchange Receivable Management, LLC, Capital Management Services, LP and Tri-Financial, LLC, have agreed to substantially reform their ... Read More »

                The Banks Won’t Refinance the Investment Rental Properties I Bought Using Credit Cards. – Kyle

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                Kyle “Dear Steve, Quit my job to do real estate investing. Was doing well, but then banks changed lending laws and I couldn’t refinance the houses I had. I bought them using credit cards. I was able to sell one of them, but on top of living on my savings and no income, things depleted quickly. I bought another house ... Read More »

                  Just Because Your Bank Modified Your Mortgage Doesn’t Mean It Will Stick

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                  A very interesting article on the Mortgage law Network appeared that you should be aware of. And banks are failing at an alarming rate. When a bank is taken over by the FDIC, the FDIC is protected by law from “side deals” made with borrowers which might tend to reduce the value of your loan to them. What does this ... Read More »

                    We’ve Got a Pay Option ARM Mortgage That is Killing Us. – Bill

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                    “Dear Steve, My wife and I where pursuaded by a friend in the mortgage business about four years back to refinance into a pay option ARM in order to help us pay off some of our other debt and now this mortgage is killing us. Our credit card debt is all but gone, however the mortgage payment has increased to ... Read More »

                      New Scam to Watch Out For: vivian00cole@gmail.com & the Rental Scam

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                      I had a friend start to get sucked in on a rental scam that goes like this. Vivian Coleman or Vivian Coleman posts a well written advertisement for a sublease of a beautiful furnished apartment for a below market rate. She says that she and her husband have been relocated out of the area and they are looking for someone ... Read More »

                        The Whole House Fan Project – It’s Done, Comfortable and Saving Me Money

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                        In my quest to reduce my reliance on utilities I embarked on a journey that involved sealing my crawl space, adding loads of extra insulation in the attic and installing a whole house fan. Some have thought that I meant an attic fan, not so. A whole house fan draws air from inside the house and discharges it in the ... Read More »

                          I’ve Made an Appointment With a Credit Counselor But What Should I Do? – Mary

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                          “Dear Steve, I’ve been married for 4 years to my husband. We have a home, car, and one credit card in both of our names. We also have credit cards in just my name. Our credit card debt has gotten out of control; to the tune of $93 thousand dollars. $75 thousand is in my name only. I’m a stay ... Read More »

                            I’m Worried I’m Going to Get Arrested For My Bad Debt in Dubai and Sit in Jail for a Long Time. – William

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                            William “Dear Steve, I’m in a rather difficult predicament. I’m currently in Dubai and due to having lost my job I’m no longer going to be able to afford to pay the monthly instalments on my credit card debt as well as on a personal loan I was forced to take out due to the Dubai law whereby one has ... Read More »

                              Regions Bank Won’t Work With Me to Let Me Pay What I Can Afford. – Tony

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                              Tony “Dear Steve, Need help getting this payment down or we won’t be able to pay it… I’m trying to get Regions Banks to work with me and my wife on a hardship program… My wife and I borrowed $95,000 for a business that has failed due to the poor economy here in Florida… We can no longer pay the ... Read More »

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