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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 »

          Debt Fact – Most Pro Football, Baseball and Basketball Players Go Broke

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          Sports Illustrated estimates that 78 percent of former National Football League players, within two years of retirement, are bankrupt or “under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.” Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60 percent of former National Basketball Association players “are broke.” Recession or no recession, many NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball players have a penchant ... Read More »

            Death Sentence Given for Woman in Ponzi Scam

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            A former high-flying businesswoman was sentenced to death in Zhejiang Province for orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme. The scam lifted 770 million yuan (US$112.77 million) from 19 investors in less than two years. Jinhua City’s Intermediate People’s Court found Wu Ying, 28, guilty of running the scheme. The court also ordered all of Wu’s personal property confiscated, China News Service ... Read More »

              Business Noticing Increase in Credit Card Purchases. Not a Good Sign.

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              Business noticing increase in credit card purchases Bay News 9, FL - 1 hour ago Americans now owe an estimated $850 billion in credit card debt , which is four times as much as in 1990. Consumers aren't the only ones affected by the ... Read More »

                I’m Lending Money to People So They Can Consolidate Their Debt. Want Some?

                Lending Club Investment Screen

                I’ve written in the past about LendingClub.com. They are a peer-to-peer lending network where people just like you and me lend money to others and cut the banks out all together. I had $375 that was available in my account to invest so I just logged in and reinvested it. Since I was last on the LendingClub.com site they’ve made ... Read More »

                  Jamaican Lottery Scam Cleaning Out Savings of Elderly People

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                  Some elderly people have been pressurised into handing over their life savings to the operators of a lottery scam. The new Jamaican-based lottery scam has already seen some people in the UK lose several thousand pounds, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said. Victims received phone calls from operators claiming to be lawyers, bank officials or lottery organisers. But then ... Read More »

                    I Want You to Meet Who You Helped Today – Mercedes del Socorro Espinoza

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                    It is important for you to meet who we helped today through this site. As I mention, all over the place, revenue from people clicking on ads and using the service of advertisers is used to help sponsor people in poverty through Kiva. Please visit or use the services of advertisers on the site so we can help more people. ... Read More »

                      Maryland AG Stops Foreclosure Rescue Scam to Strip Equity

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                      Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced that his Consumer Protection Division has won a judgment in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of nearly $1 million against Rodney Spellen, Mid Atlantic Consulting, Inc., Jemel Lyles, Absoloot Ventures Inc., Brian Boyd, 1st Choice Property Management Firm, Inc., Sahar Ali, Alan Muniu, Phillip George, Certified Title & Escrow, Inc., and Reggie Simmons ... Read More »

                        Man Probably Killed Himself After Falling For Love Scam By Woman Claiming to Be From Nigeria

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                        Police are warning people not to fall foul of financial scams, after one is believed to have cost a Grimsby UK man his life. Phillip Hunt, 58, lost £60,000 in a love scam before he was struck and killed by a train in August. Although officers cannot say whether Mr Hunt intended to take his own life, suspicious circumstances have ... Read More »

                          Nigerian Email Con Artist Feels Bad After Conning Priest

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                          An innocent Centralia priest has been caught up in an e-mail scam, which conned at least one of his friends out of $600. It all started with an urgent e-mail: A cry for help from a priest supposedly stuck in Africa, desperate for almost $3000 to cover hotel bills and plane fares. “I was not scamming people,” said Father James ... Read More »

                            Dave Ramsey – Bankruptcy Bigot or Personal Finance Saint?

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                            I was just over on the blog of Dan Nunley, an Oklahoma bankruptcy attorney. He has a fantastic post on his site about Dave Ramsey and his aversion to bankruptcy. It is a post worth reading and the comments as well. It provided a good look at different points of view about Ramsey’s zealous effort to help people to avoid ... Read More »

                              It Will Take 93 Years For People to Get Out of Debt

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                              The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) in the UK is saying that based on their recent clients, it will take an average of 93 years for people to get out of debt. The CAB model is unlike anything available in the U.S. Citizens Advice works to provide fee advice to consumers and is supported by funds from the UK government. Citizens ... Read More »

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