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Author Archives: Steve Rhode

I’m Thinking of Leaving the U.S. Because of My Sallie Mae Student Loans. – Sean

Student Loan Corkboard Concept

“Dear Steve, I have around 125k in private student loans. I was wondering if I flee the United States if the debt would follow me. I am looking at Canada, Abu Dhabi, Ireland, South Korea and New Zeland. Please help. I’ve tried everything with Sallie Mae and I’ve even tried the goverment with no help. Sean” Dear Sean, I’ve heard ... Read More »

    Lloyd Ward & Associates Said They Settled Account But My Creditors Say No. – Diana

    Lloyd Ward & Associates BBB F Rating

    “Dear Steve, I was in debt and i chose Lloyd ward and associates about 3 years ago. i sent them aroung 9000.00 and they settle very few accounts. I ended up settling several of the accounts myself. i closed my accounts with them about 6 months ago. i am being sued by 2 of the accounts that i have papers ... Read More »

      I Graduated from Trade School and Can’t Afford My Loans and Child Support. – Victor

      mechanic

      “Dear Steve, Struggled throught the last few years after attending a trade school which flooded the job market with similarly trained people so finding a job and maintaining my household became nearly impossible so I could not repay my student loans and defaulted on a few utility bills. All of which are now in collections. In total I owe $38,000 ... Read More »

        My Husband Wants to Buy a New Harley Davidson Motorcycle But We Don’t Have the Money. – Nikki

        motorcycle

        “Dear Steve, I lost my job about a year and a half ago which made us go through a tough finincial situation. My husband already works 2 jobs and I felt bad asking him to work more while I tried to find another job so I just kept using the credit cards and not telling him about it. That got ... Read More »

          Will the Title Loan Company Take My Car if My Payment is Late? – Natalie

          auto title loans

          “Dear Steve, Hello,I have a car title loan that is 2 days past due.The contract does state that if payment is not made or late your car can be taken.However there is a page in the contract that says there will be a penalty for late payments that are past 10 dsys.As I was told there are no grace period.I ... Read More »

            How Can I Sue CCCS of Greater Atlanta and CredAbility? – Eve

            help woman

            “Dear Steve, In February 2009, I entered into a Debt Management Plan with CCCS of Greater Atlanta. I contacted CCCS of Greater Atlanta, now CredAbility, today and requested documentation of those six deposits and the disbursement of same. I received by e-mail a document indicating that $2,057.00 was received and $2,057.00 was disbursed to my creditors, however, further documentation provided ... Read More »

              My Car Was Repossessed. Should I Just Let Them Sell It? – Astrid

              tow truck

              “Dear Steve, I recently had my car repo . Now they are charging me these crazy fees to get it back . I actually made the payment but my online banking payed it to my old car loan for my previous vehicle i was never notified my payment wasnt recieved. My payment was for two months worth. Im dont know ... Read More »

                Former Bank President and Real Estate Developer to Buy Soap on a Rope

                mans hands behind bars in jail or prison

                The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) and United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana Dana J. Boente today announced that Reginald R. Harper, age 59, a resident of Hammond, Louisiana, the former president and chief executive officer of First Community Bank of Hammond, Louisiana, and Troy A. Fouquet, age 45, ... Read More »

                  National Advocacy Law Center Stole My Money. – Karen

                  man terrifying woman

                  “Dear Steve, I’m a single mother of 3 children (12yrs, 5yrs & 9 mths). I lost my job in the recession and recently divorced. Due to financial circumstances my home went into the foreclosure process. My mtg company denied me 3 times for a loan re-modification. I was contacted by National Advocacy Law Center promising me that they would be ... Read More »

                    I Work in Hollywood Films and Can’t Pay My Student Loans. – Harvey

                    angry man

                    “Dear Steve, I’ve been paying my Sallie Mae Loan, after borrowing the money to go to film school. The education was great, but the film industry supports freelancers exclusively almost, at least when it comes to Editors or Visual Effects people. If you noticed, even the special effects scandal at the Oscars with the “Rhythm & Hues” company going out ... Read More »

                      WV Wins Judgment Against Nonprofit Credit Counseling Agency and a Number of Debt Relief Companies

                      punched-in-face different

                      On March 20, 2013 the State of WV was granted a judgment against James Armstrong, Family Credit Counseling, Debt Solutions Foundation, Top Financial Sales & Marketing, Consumer Financial Marketing, Consumer Debt Management & Education, JRA Property & Land Management, Vegga Corporation, and American Debt Counseling. Court records indicate Family Credit Counseling Corporation was a federally tax-exempt nonprofit and was in ... Read More »

                        Is Rescue One Financial Hiring People to Lie to Google?

                        no bullshit

                        A tipster (send in your tips here) alerted me to a job posting that pays people to fraudulently report this post, Alleged Former Employee Speaks Out About Rescue One Financial Loan Offers to Google as spam. The job posting, pays people $0.50 to submit a fraudulent spam report about the post about Rescue One in what can be assumed an ... Read More »

                          I’m With World Law and Getting Sued by Creditors. – Larry

                          closeup of a gavel on cash, from above

                          “Dear Steve, I have a contract with World Law. I saw the letter written to get out of a contract from a person with the exact circumstance I am in. I am being sued, and only have settled on my own with money outside of the program. About 60 K in debt, with 14 cards (5 of which are now ... Read More »

                            My Chase Bank Second Mortgage Was Discharged in My Bankruptcy and Charged Off

                            footstep

                            “Dear Steve, Current on my first, discharged both 1st and 2nd mortgage in chapter 7, Chase charged off my 2nd, I have the money to pay Chase and bing my loan out of default. Since they charged off my loan they will not cure the default. I received a letter on 3/1/13 saying I had 35 days to cure. My ... Read More »

                              Consumer Attorney Services / The McCann Law Group Client Agreement Review

                              hiding

                              A reader asked me to review the client agreement Consumer Attorney Services is asking them to sign. I am not a lawyer. What follows is my review of what I read when looking over the client agreement. If you have a debt relief services agreement you’d like for me to review for you, upload it here. The McCann Law Group, ... Read More »

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