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How Not to Get Scammed by a Mortgage Loan Modification Company

It’s easy to make you a victim and rip you off with a loan modification. People are willing to believe the wild claims companies make about being able to cut your loan balance or slice your interest rate. It sounds so good when the salespeople are pitching you. If you received a postcard or letter … Read more

Get Out of Debt Fast, But Don’t Run

Have you ever noticed in the real world, not the TV world, that paramedics don’t generally run to take care of patients? I was a rescued patient recently and it got me thinking about the logic behind why they don’t run and why. If paramedics aren’t running then there must be an exceptional lesson to … Read more

10 Must Do Steps to Find the Best Credit Counseling or Debt Settlement Company for You

In dealing with consumer debt, every single day, I’ve seen so many scams and companies that take advantage of people in trouble that it’s about time I wrote a comprehensive guide about what to look for and how to identify a great debt relief company. You will find that nearly all debt relief companies today … Read more

Consumer Gets a Judgment Against Him But Never Served. Asks for Help and Ideas.

A reader has written in and asked for advice on the following situation they say involves Persolve, Bill Finley, Paul Castagna, Geri Phillip, Kathleen Pearson, Thomas Halen, Robert Engilman, Michael Halpin, Kevin Frazier, Golden Gate Financial, Persolve Financial, and Comprehensive Legal Solutions. Please read the consumer’s information and feel free to respond to the consumer … Read more

The Seven Stages of Debt. Which Stage Are You In?

Many years ago I wrote my original Seven Stages of Debt, as modified from the Five Stages of Death and Dying by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Both experiencing the emotional loss of a loved one and the emotional loss of your financial life are similar in some distinct ways. However, the emotional stages of debt also … Read more

Matching Financial Tactics to Your Goals. Don’t Think Like a Race Car Driver.

The other Saturday I went to the drag strip with some friends of mine. It’s an annual event for us. We’re a bunch of car enthusiasts who get to spend a day with some truly amazing equipment. For those of you who are not familiar with drag races, here’s a brief explanation. Each race is … Read more

SpringCoin Rolls Out Automated Debt Advice and Debt Relief Coach System

A reader just sent in this recent press release to share with readers. At $35 a month, if this software lives up to it’s hype and promises it could radically change the debt relief landscape as we know it today. The key is going to be in the operation and how tightly it is integrated … Read more

5 Easy Ways to Start Getting Out of Debt Quickly

David Bakke managed to get out of $30,000 in consumer debt by changing his habits and learning to live frugally. He now shares his tips for others to do the same on the Money Crashers personal finance blog. When it comes to paying off personal debt, quick solutions don’t exist. If you have $20,000 in … Read more