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Seven Ways to Stick It to Your Creditors

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Many of the people I talk to feel their creditors have taken advantage of them. Most of that belief is a misperception. The vast majority of creditors follow the rules and abide by the agreements they sent you when you applied for credit. However, people are still plenty upset with their creditors and want to know how they can get ... Read More »

    Banks in the UK Force The Sale of Homes Over Credit Card Debts

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    Banks and credit card companies are exploiting obscure legal powers to seize the homes of thousands of people who cannot pay their credit card bills. In some cases, people owing as little as £1,000 have been served with charging orders – the legal instrument enabling a creditor to order the sale of a property. The practice has emerged days after ... Read More »

      Is Debt Management and Credit Counseling An Effective Way Out Of Debt?

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      So many, too many reporters and writers recommend debt management programs and nonprofit credit counseling as a way to get out of debt, but why? I’m afraid the answer is that they always have and suggesting a nonprofit credit counseling solution seems harmless and better than offering the alternative, no real solutions. The credit counseling industry, it is an industry ... Read More »

        The 20 Greatest Myths About Credit and Debt

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        MYTH #1 My financial condition is so bad that my situation is hopeless. REALITY Although you may not be able to find the perfect solution, you probably have some choices about how to best resolve your situation. Open your mind and be realistic about your options. MYTH #2 If I don’t use credit, I’ll never have anything. REALITY If you ... Read More »

          Black Money Scam Pops Up Again in Canada

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          The Black Money scam targets individuals and bamboozles them into buying a solution that removes ink from money that has allegedly been coloured black in order to smuggle out of war-torn countries. “They would have a genuine bill that would be covered (in ink) they’d do a slight of hand, all of a sudden by adding this solution the bill ... Read More »

            Consumer Reports: Credit Card Caution

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            Consumer Reports: Credit Card Caution KKTV 11 News, CO - 46 minutes ago American credit card debt is up more than eight percent from a year ago. That's the highest amount ever recorded. In these tough economic times, ... Read More »

              5 Easy Ways to Get Out of Debt!

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              “We can’t seem to make our payments on time each month. We are always running late.” “I want something better for my family.” “We deserve to be happy but, with all of these debts, I can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel.” “I wish my creditors would just leave me alone. I’ll pay them when I’m able ... Read More »

                Bob Lindsey Claims to Be Good Christian and Then Dupes Consumers Out of Thousands for Debt Relief

                Freedom From Debt Alliance Scam

                Recently I was contact by Jon who gave me a tip about Robert Mitchell Lindsey and the Freedom From Debt Alliance. Jon said: Steve, I was taken by Bob Lindsey and the credit card co. for $6200. (i had to borrow it from my inlaws) here’s the story. I am an honest person and believe you should keep your word, ... Read More »

                  Debt Relief Scam Network Hit With Racketeering RICO Lawsuit

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                  I’m researching a question a reader asked me and came across this RICO complaint that I wanted to post. The complaint is long but contains the elaborate scheme of how people who are in financial trouble can be sucked into an idea and lose a lot of money by believing in the validity of such approaches. I’ll be referencing this ... Read More »

                    Quick Designer Coffee For a Fraction of Starbucks With a Keurig – Love It!

                    The Keurig Coffee Maker

                    I’m not a big coffee drinker. But every once in a while a nice cup hits the spot. Not sure how you like your coffee but I prefer milk and a couple of sweeteners in mine. The problem I always ran into in the past with trying to have coffee around was it just never got used. At one time ... Read More »

                      California Attorneys Disbarred For Loan Modification Activities and Rolls Out Tough New Regulations Regarding Mortgage Foreclosure Consultants

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                      Threatening possible criminal and civil prosecution, California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today ordered 386 mortgage foreclosure consultants to post $100,000 bonds and register with his office. He also ordered more than two dozen companies to justify suspicious loan modification claims made in “slick advertising,” online and through the mail. The companies that were specifically targeted for potential misleading ... Read More »

                        How to Get Out of Debt – Part 1

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                        What People Usually Say About Getting Out of Debt All day, every day, I read and hear the same pleas and wishes from people that want to get out of debt. See if any of these sound familiar to you. “I need fast help in gettin out of debt for free.” “I don’t know how to get out of debt ... Read More »

                          Grandparent Scam, One to Be Avoided

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                          A scam picking up steam in Canada is one to warn people about. We need to help shield grandparents everywhere from this one. Typically, the con artist will call claiming to be one of the victim’s grandchildren. Crying to disguise his or her voice, he or she often claims to be in either Toronto or Quebec, needing money for some ... Read More »

                            Child Support: Answers to Your Commonly Asked Questions

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                            Parents have an obligation to financially support their children, whether the parents are married or divorced. Children, likewise, have the right to be supported. Usually, when parents decide to separate, courts require the parent who does not have custody of the children to pay a monthly amount to the parent who has custody to help pay the child’s day to ... Read More »

                              How to Cut Your Holiday Bills in Half Without Feeling Cheap

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                              How to Cut Your Holiday Bills in Half Without Feeling Like Scrooge If you usually find yourself in January and February facing a stack of bills from holiday shopping, resolve that this year you aren’t going to let the spending get out of hand. Decide that your holiday memories are going to be happy ones, not headaches! Following are strategies ... Read More »

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