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Student Loan Rap

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My favorite section: New interview everyday of the week. What’s a school kid to do but to say to the bank “shoulda known better not to borrow from you.” Ain’t got nothing but my car and shoes. Stacking up the debt what’s a scholar to do. Those banks got me like they got you. Shoulda known better not to borrow ... Read More »

    Husband and Wife Murder Suicide Over Debt. Facing Foreclosure.

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    It is always so senseless to read or hear about these stories. There is no debt worth killing yourself over, there is always an option. Read More »

      People Screwing Themselves Out of Their Own Jobs. The Miracles of Capitalism.

      Under what has to be classified as the irony of capitalism, American consumers are doing more to prevent themselves from kickstarting a robust economy. Look, I’m all about getting out of debt and enjoying a life worth living, and this recent piece by Ben Stein was awesome to talk about a life worth living. [flashvideo file=/wp-content/uploads/Decide_to_Live.flv /] But let’s get ... Read More »

        Easy Credit, Nothing New. See These Old Ads.

        1938 Radio Ad for Easy Credit

        Here are a couple of old radio ads, one from 1938 and one from 1952, both advertising easy credit to purchase the products. I really enjoyed the 1952 television ad with all the same techniques used today to sell credit. Look for: Pay as little as 35 cents a day after a small down payment Lowest Possible Credit Terms Take ... Read More »

          Credit Repair Boss Steals Nearly a Million Dollars from Best Buy

          In 2006, Joseph A. Graziola, III was charged by the Federal Trade Commission for his fraudulent credit repair activities under his company Bad Credit B Gone. This case ended with a $322,047 judgment against Graziola. Bad Debt B Gone was nailed for making the same old stupid and fraudulent promises of removing accurate but negative items from credit reports. This ... Read More »

            Steve Rhode – Beware Steve Rhode and…this company is a fraud Internet

            I wanted to take this opportunity to address a false report, titled the same as this one, about me on a site called Scam Checker. – Source. Unfortunately the site does not allow me to post a rebuttal on the site, so I’m posting it here. If you look at the source file the rebuttal link is an ad to ... Read More »

              Respecting Your Wishes if You Become Ill or Incapacitated: A Guide for Gay and Lesbian Couples

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              All gays and lesbians, whether coupled or not, should consider what will happen if they become seriously ill or suffer a medical emergency. Ask yourself several questions. Who do you want to have authority to act for you if you are incapacitated and cannot make your own health care decisions? Who do you want to be allowed to visit you ... Read More »

                Forgotten Regulations That You Can Use to Make Your Creditors Treat You Fairly

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                If you are concerned about the way credit card companies and other lenders do business, you will be pleased to discover a little known regulation enacted for your protection. Regulation Z, or the Truth in Lending Law, regulates certain credit card practices and helps you know the true cost of credit and achieve a fair and timely solution to credit ... Read More »

                  How to Rent an Apartment With Marks on Your Credit

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                  If you’ve had credit problems in the past, you may find it difficult to rent an apartment through traditional means. Many rental agencies and some private landlords do “credit checks” before renting, and a poor payment history can hold you back from getting the place you want. But don’t give up! You do have options, especially if you are willing ... Read More »

                    How to Sell Stuff You Don’t Want

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                    Were you buried by an avalanche the last time you opened a closet door? Does your garage hold everything under the sun except your car? Do you need to raise some money to pay off bills? Whether you’re cleaning out your house or bill collectors are cleaning you out, selling stuff that you don’t need or want is a great ... Read More »

                      More Arrests in Mortgage Refinance Scam in Calabasas, California

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                      This is an update on a previous article, Three Mortgage Brokers Arrested in Handcuffs from Mortgage Refinance Scam. In a continuing probe into a defunct Southern California mortgage brokerage, Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the arrests of president and co-owner Sean McConville and two associates who used “deceptive promises and forged documents” to steal almost $1 million ... Read More »

                        Vehicle Service Contract Marketer Engaged in Misleading Telemarketing

                        At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has halted a Florida-based telemarketing operation that the FTC alleged was deceptively promoting so-called “extended auto warranties” to consumers nationwide. The court has issued a temporary restraining order against Fereidoun “Fred” Khalilian and his company, The Dolce Group Worldwide, LLC, d/b/a My Car Solutions. Khalilian is well-known to the FTC from ... Read More »

                          Local Television Station Wants to Sell Me Subprime Car Loan

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                          Last night I was watching television when the following advertisement came on. What struck me was that my local television statement was so interested in marketing a subprime loan to viewers. The ad lead me to the local television station site with a banner to the subprime lender. The car lender site led me to Getty Advertising. Apparently Getty Advertising ... Read More »

                            How To Talk to Your Kids About Money

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                            Your children have seen you do it a million times: take a plastic card from your wallet and “magically” get money from the ATM machine. Or they’ve seen you pick up a shopping cart full of merchandise, swipe your card through the machine and take home your purchases, all without seeming to spend a penny. They may have heard you ... Read More »

                              How to Be Financially Successful When You Graduate

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                              Congratulations! You’ve made it through the starving student years and now you’re ready to start a job and earn some real money. You’re probably thinking about all the things you’ll be able to buy, places you’ll go and things you’ll be able to do when those paychecks start rolling in. Not so fast. If you’re like all the people who ... Read More »

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