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The Secret of Surviving Through Difficult Economic Times. What I Learned On My Journey.

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I’m finally sitting back at my desk, at home, after my week long tour of the Northeast U.S., talking to people about the economy, money, credit, and debt. My travels took me from NC through VA, WV, PA, NY, VT, NH, MA, CT, MD. I traveled through some of the hardest hit counties in the Mid-Atlantic from these difficult economic ... Read More »

    Photos From the Road. NY – Canada – NY.

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    Still on my debt tour and wanted to share some views from the road today. Curious, certainly this isn’t an organized tour with people that share impaired vision from cloudy lenses inside their eyes. Is it? Niagara Falls, NY. A couple of real posers. Actually posing for pictures taken by their friends. Not the kind of thing you routinely see. ... Read More »

      Photos From the Road Yesterday WV to NY.

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      Here are some photos from the road yesterday as we travelled from Lewisburg, WV to Buffalo, NY where I had a chance to interview Derek. I’ll post the interview latter when I get a chance to edit it. But for now, I have to head off to Niagara Falls to see it, because it is there. The goal, Syracuse, NY ... Read More »

        Credit Repair and Credit Counseling Firms Banned From New Jersey

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        A Final Consent Judgment has been entered against the defendants sued by the Office of the Attorney General in New Jersey and its Division of Consumer Affairs for allegedly offering credit repair and credit counseling services that consumers paid for but did not receive. Defendants United Credit Adjusters, Bankruptcy Masters Corp., United Counseling Association, Inc., and Credit Bureau Controls Corp. ... Read More »

          I Want You to Meet Who You Helped Today – Zamira Tulelieva’s Group

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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 GetOutOfDebt.org site so we can help more ... Read More »

            I Want You to Meet Who You Helped Today – Betty Nansubuga’s Group

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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 GetOutOfDebt.org site so we can help more ... Read More »

              Topaz Financial Services, Swiftrock Financial, & Mesa Rock Financial. Odd & Curious.

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              I’m not quite sure how this little article first began. What I can tell you is that it didn’t begin with me looking for any of these companies. But in my research I noticed something very odd, three debt settlement companies were advertising themselves as the “leader in debt resolution” but they were all using the same site layout and ... Read More »

                The Dark Side of Debt Settlement – MSNBC

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                I’m probably going to get a stern email from the folks at MSNBC saying that I shared too much of one of their stories with you. But the information is so important, you need to read it. I urge you to click through and read the rest of the story. The basic strategy these firms employ is to instruct consumers ... Read More »

                  Even Rich Kids Need to Learn How to Handle Money in a Bad Economy

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                  In uncertain economic times, money troubles and worries are not limited to middle class incomes and lower, even the high flying richy rich families and parents are worried about how to pass on good messages and education about making ends meet. But the rich and the not-so-rich do have something in common this summer: worrying about their children’s financial future. ... Read More »

                    Australians Sinking in Debt. Bankruptcy Urged As The Way Out.

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                    In an excellent article from Australia I learned that the consumer debt crisis is causing people everyday in Queensland to petition for bankruptcy. The consumer debt crisis is certainly not limited to just one country and with the embrace of easy credit in roo land, consumers are feeling the debt pain also. The article, Cast Off the Debt Load had ... Read More »

                      Judgments Tossed Out Against Debtors in New York. Law Firms and Debt Collectors Sued.

                      New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced his office has sued 35 law firms and two debt collectors in New York State in order to throw out an estimated 100,000 default judgments improperly obtained against New York consumers. This is the latest action in Cuomo’s ongoing investigation into unlawful debt collection practices. According to the lawsuit filed yesterday ... Read More »

                        The Truth About Credit Counseling and Debt Settlement. Interviewed by Mary Hunt.

                        Today I appeared on the radio show of Mary Hunt and talked about the realities of modern credit counseling and debt settlement issues. You can listen online: If you can’t see the player above, click here. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

                          Loan Modification Boiler Room and Success Rate Exposed

                          Responding to a just-released report that exposes the inner workings of a loan modification boiler room, California Attorney General Brown warned homeowners to avoid “shadowy and unscrupulous” loan modification consultants who use aggressive telemarketing tactics and charge thousands of dollars in upfront fees for foreclosure relief. The report, written by a court-appointed receiver, found that H.E. Servicing, Inc., a loan ... Read More »

                            NASCAR Ponzi Scam Nabs Drivers

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                            “Basically, the Ponzi scheme made investors believe that they could get them a guaranteed return on their investment up to 40.8 percent and they got them to invest their money and then used their money for their own personal gain. Our investigation is still in the process of collecting evidence and sorting through the different computers and everything else we ... Read More »

                              Credit Card Arbitration Falls Out of Bed. Began with National Arbitration Forum Getting Sued.

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                              Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and the National Arbitration Forum—the country’s largest administrator of credit card and consumer collections arbitrations—have reached an agreement that the company would get out of the business of arbitrating credit card and other consumer collection disputes. “I am very pleased with the settlement. To consumers, the company said it was impartial, but behind the scenes, ... Read More »

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