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Author Archives: Steve Rhode

Bank of America is Dragging Their Feet on My Loan Modification and Citibank is Suing Me. – Angela

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“Dear Steve, I have been trying to work out a loan modification with my lender Bank of America for several months now. Bank of America granted me a 3 month forbearance to allow me to repair my home from Hurricane Ike damages. During that time, they asked me if I wanted to attempt a loan modification. I said, yes that ... Read More »

    Budgeting in Tough Times Increases Emotional Pain During Money Troubles

    I was listening to the radio today and heard a very interesting story. Listen below. The story appears at the point with six minutes left in the show. Listen to The Symbolic Power of Money It mentioned a recent study “The Symbolic Power of Money: Reminders of Money Alter Social Distress and Physical Pain” People often get what they want ... Read More »

      Emily, 14 Years Old and Already Wise About Money and Credit?

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      Emily is 14 and the daughter of Hillary who I also interviewed (click here). At 14 Emily is already working and saving her money for something in the purchase. Is it college, riding horses, or another kind of horse, a Mustang? Listen as Emily shares with us what she has learned so far about money and how she plans to ... Read More »

        Daisy Calls In And Wonders How to Get an Allegro Law Refund – Get Out of Debt Podcast

        Here is the latest Get Out of Debt show podcast. Do You Have a Question You Want to Ask? If you have a credit or debt question you’d like to ask call 919-321-2378. Leave your first name and question and I’m happy to help you totally for free. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? ... Read More »

          Paul Reddam, Race Horse Stable Owner, Founder of DiTech, Slapped By California AG for CashCall

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          Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today forced CashCall, Inc., an Anaheim-based fast-money lender, to stop using “loan shark tactics” in collecting debt, including abusive calls at all hours of the day and night and empty threats of law enforcement action. The court-ordered judgment also forces CashCall to stop misleading consumers with deceptive advertising and pay $1 million in civil ... Read More »

            My Ex-Husband Said He’d Pay My Student Loans in Our Divorce. But He’s Not. – Amanda

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            “Dear Steve, My ex husband and I consolidated our student loans. I had $2,000 in loans, he had $97,000. We divorced in 2007. In the divorce, he got the student loans. I was held harmless (or some such term and released from them). Unfortunately, he is not paying them. He waits until the very last second to file for deferments ... Read More »

              I’m 21, Permanently Disabled and Trying to Deal With My Credit Cards. – Anna

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              “Dear Steve, My name is anna I am a 21yr old women trying to get on my feet. I am recently perm. disabled and behind on credit card payments at least 3-6 months. I only recive a monthly income of $570.00. I live with family but have to provide my own food/personal items. I have no bank account (since the ... Read More »

                The Selling of Debt Settlement Services. It’s Easy to Sucker You In.

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                Did you know that for only $10,950 any person of unknown character and intent can launch a national advertising campaign and sell debt settlement services? On my last tour of the country I was laying half awake in bed and on came this commercial that certainly appeared as if it was a news broadcast or message from the government. It ... Read More »

                  How Should I List My Past Due Taxes on My Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filing? – David

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                  “Dear Steve, I live in California, I was married and my wife and I got into severe ($80,000+)debt and($50,000+) tax trouble. We filed for Chapter 13 in 2004 and erased the debt but left the taxes with the plan of filing Chapter 13. That never happened. We were separated then and finally got divorced in 2009. I remaried in 2009. ... Read More »

                    Debt Settlement Lies & Inside How Debt Settlement Services Are Sold

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                    Recently I had the opportunity to meet Michael Bovee from Consumer Recovery Network and I asked him if he would be honest enough or brave enough to openly share some of the marketing secrets of debt settlement services today. Here is what he was willing to share and you will see it is a very frank and open description of ... Read More »

                      Credit Solutions Debt Settlement Company Makes The News, Again

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                      Credit Solutions is one of the largest debt settlement companies and has certainly managed to irritate the BBB, Attorney General’s in three states, is facing a class action suit, and that’s just to name a few of the actions against it. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, ... Read More »

                        Will I Be Turned Down for a Corporate American Express Card? – Beverly

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                        Beverly “Dear Steve, I have been out of work for 6 mos. and am a single mom. I just got another job! They want to get me a corporate american express but I’m afraid I’ll get turned down, they’ll find out about my credit and I’ll NOT have a job. This company is well established and had been in business ... Read More »

                          Hillary Talks About Tight Finances and Making Ends Meet

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                          Hillary confides in us about what life is like living month to month and the stress and lack of sleep she lives with when she is stressed. This is an excellent interview to listen to if you are stressed about money or feel like you are struggling all alone with money troubles. Hillary provides advice from the heart based on ... Read More »

                            Debt Relief USA Sued for Millions by Texas AG

                            Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today took legal action to recover $4.6 million that a bankrupt “debt settlement” company wrongly withheld from its clients in Texas and other states. In June, Debt Relief USA Inc. of Addison filed for bankruptcy protection in the Northern District of Texas. As a result, more than 2,500 financially distressed customers did not receive the ... Read More »

                              I’m Taking Mirapex for My Parkinson’s And It’s Made Me Gamble and Compulsively Shop. – Betty

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                              Betty “Dear Steve, I get $729 a month from SS. That is my only income. I have never been so undisciplined in my life as the last 7 years with each year getting worse. I am on mirapex for my Parkinsons and even though I know shopping, and gambling are 2 of the many problems associated with this drug I ... Read More »

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