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I Feel Mentally and Physically Sick About Our Debt. – TamaraJane

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Tamara “Dear Steve, I feel sick about this debt and it’s taking it’s toll mentally and physically! My husband & I are in huge credit card debt ($83,000) due to some tax issues and his unemployment for more than a year. We currently rent a home, but just before my husband lost his job we purchased a small cabin and ... Read More »

    I Went Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Twelve Years Ago. How Do I Get Out? – Tammy

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    “Dear Steve, FILED FOR CHAPTER13 IN NOV.97 AND HAVE PAID ALL PAYMENTS .BUT NOW WOULD LIKE TO GET OUT.CAN I GO BACK TO PAYING CREDITORS MYSELF Your Question I FILED FOR CHAPTER 13 IN NOV.97.WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT TO DISMISS THE CASE? Tammy” Read More »

      Facts Reveled in National Arbitration Forum Lawsuit Should Make You Want to Puke

      The state of Minnesota recently filed a lawsuit against the National Arbitration Forum, the entity that claims to independently resolve consumer issues with creditors through binding arbitration. We’ve known for year this is a well controlled scheme in which the outcome is all but certain when a case goes to arbitration, the consumer will lose. In the lawsuit, download a ... Read More »

        I Owe on a Cell Phone Bill for Downloads That Are Not Mine. – L

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        L “Dear Steve, There is an outstanding cell phone bill from more than 6 years ago that the phone co kept adding download charges to for a phone number that had been terminated by us. We tried to have the situation resolved and even offered to pay only what we knew we owed if they took the other charges off ... Read More »

          Minnesota Attorney General Sues National Arbitration Forum. Claims Consumer Deception.

          Today the Attorney General of Minnesota, Lori Swanson, filled a lawsuit against the largest consumer arbitration company, National Arbitration Forum. She claims that the National Arbitration Forum tells the public and government that it acts fairly and impartially to help mediate complaints between consumers and credit card companies. It appears that Attorney General Swanson finally found the magic word to ... Read More »

            Watch Video About Inside Business Opportunity Fraud

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            If you can’t see the video above, click here to watch Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

              Missouri Attorney General Testifies Before U.S. Senate About Debt Settlement and Mortgage Rescue Scams

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              Attorney General Chris Koster will testify before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee today on the increase in mortgage-rescue and debt-settlement fraud Missouri is experiencing during the downward economic times. I just watched the live feed of his testimony and hopefully his testimony will be made public. If you are running a debt settlement company in Missouri, it wasn’t pretty testimony. ... Read More »

                My Upcoming Economic Tour to Visit America in Trouble

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                Pam and I are going to set off on a tour of places that have been hard hit by unemployment, foreclosure, or bankruptcy. It looks like we’ll be on the road in August and just observing and recording as we go. Years ago I did a cross country tour of America to interview people about their credit and debt concerns. ... Read More »

                  I Have Worked in UAE Dubai, a GCC Country, and left With Unpaid Debts. I Now Live in India. – Andrew

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                  Andrew “Dear Steve, I have worked in UAE -Dubai ( GCC Country) for 5 yrs and i have bank debts (Credit cards and personal loans and car loans) in that country and i came back to India without paying them back. Basically i am from India. What can i do other than this if i don’t have a job. Its ... Read More »

                    We Need a Break in Interest From Our Credit Cards. – David

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                    “Dear Steve, We have almost $200,000 in credit card debt. Although we are current on payments, we now have a health situation that may not allow us to continue making our payments. My wife and I make a good income ($220,000 per year), but we need relief – primarily interest relief from the cards. We want to get out of ... Read More »

                      As Medical Costs Rise, More People to Charge Medical Care

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                      When doctors first began accepting credit cards for payment years ago, patients were shocked. The impression was that the doctor was just in it for the money. Then a few years latter some medical offices began to offer credit company backed financing for larger medical procedures, again patients were shocked. This trend was lead by GE Money and their CareCard ... Read More »

                        California Debt Settlement Legislation AB350 Much Closer to Passing

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                        California is very close to passing new regulations regarding debt settlement services. Below you will find the meat of the regulations. You can read the latest version of AB350 Debt Management and Settlement act here. An interesting new twist in this regulation from California is the sentence “The provider’s total fees must be spread over at least half the length ... Read More »

                          Debt Settlement Attorney Lawyer Keith Nelms Loses Law License for Three Years

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                          Just yesterday I wrote about the recent troubles with Keith Anderson “Andy” Nelms, a lawyer in Alabama that is running a debt settlement company called Allegro Law that actually farms out cases to Americorp. I came across this little nugget that should make any lawyer engaged in debt settlement services, take notice. In a matter unrelated to the civil complaint, ... Read More »

                            Dude, I Am Totally Freaking Out Over My Debt! – Margaret

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                            Margaret “Dear Steve, Help! We need serious advice! My husband and I have combined CC debt of almost $50,000. We have never been late on payments, but that is all about to change because we are about to hit rock bottom. In a year we have both watched our credit card scores fall from 748 and 720 each by almost ... Read More »

                              My Wife is Sick and I Can Barely Pay The Regular Bills. – Joe

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                              “Dear Steve, I owe credit card companies for about $45.000. My wife is sick(can’t work and can’t get disability). What I make barely enough to pay my regular bills(power, water etc.).I was paying them always on time, but my situation is out of hands now with their interest rates and stuff. Can they garnish my wages in Florida? If they ... Read More »

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