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Misleading Extended Auto Warranty Mailers to Watch Out For

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I’ve had a sudden increase in extended auto warranty mailers hit my desk recently. I’m not sure if this means there is an increase in selling these often worthless policies to unsuspecting consumers or more people are sending them in. If you don’t know about my I Buy Junk Mail program, you need to. Florida License Number W076246 I have ... Read More »

    Wells Fargo Halts Selling Bad Credit Card Debt For Now

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    It looks like other banks are taking the government warnings to clean up their act when it comes to how they handle dealing with their bad debt from credit card accounts that they used to sell off without much care. The American Banker is reporting: “Wells Fargo (WFC) has halted sales of its customers’ unpaid consumer loans to outside debt ... Read More »

      Being Sued for a Federal Student Loan? Don’t Panic. Read This!

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      A friend asked me recently what really happens to people who are being sued over a defaulted federal student loan that was referred to the Department of Justice by the Department of Education. So I had to do what I typically do with these types of questions and spent hours and hours pouring over lawsuits by the United States of ... Read More »

        Two Florida Aholes Screw Consumers and Univision and Wind Up Strip Searched

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        While a bit off topic for me I could not help but share this story just out of the Department of Justice. Basically it’s a financial scam using an offshore call center but Daniel Carrasco, 54, and Federico Martin Gioja, 45, of Miramar, Florida had quite a pair of Cojones. A grand jury in the Southern District of Florida issued ... Read More »

          Beanie Baby Budget Buster Begets Bankruptcy

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          We’ve all known someone who became an uber collector and went over the edge. Soon, before the well intentioned person knew it the collection turned from a wise investment to a financial pit and an then a painful obsession. I have to admit I had my own select tiny obsession when my daughter was young and I bought cases of ... Read More »

            The Explosion of Student Loan Debt in Pretty Pictures. OMG!

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            For those dealing with paying for education using student loans here are a couple of excellent charts put together by a Raleigh neighbor and brainiac Doug Short. As you can see, the explosion or pole vault of college cost and the rocket like trajectory of federal loans to students don’t paint a rosy picture for the affordability of a higher ... Read More »

              People Unload Wallets on Health Insurance, Education, and Kids

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              Data on millions of American’s shows spending and expenses are up in a number of categories. You probably don’t need me to point that out for your own budget. The data shows spending is up significantly for health care, education costs, and expenses for our dear (sweet?) children. Read More »

                These Private Student Loans Can Be Easily Discharged in Bankruptcy

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                In my recent article and research on the discharge of Sallie Mae and private student loans, here, I discovered there is a special subset of private student loans that can be easily discharged in a consumer bankruptcy filing. In fact, not only can they be discharged but when they are pointed out as meeting the criteria you will read about ... Read More »

                  Beware of This Debt Settlement Offer – ConsolidationOffer.com

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                  It appears this debt settlement offer is making the rounds. The reader reports it was sent in a blank envelope from postal permit 507 in Santa Ana, California. There was no indication who the sender was on the outside. An amazing reader sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. As you will see ... Read More »

                    Proposed Student Loan Changes May Make It Easier to Pay

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                    The Department of Education will publicly issue a notice of proposed rulemaking tomorrow that could make it easier for people with loans from the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins) Program, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Programs. Consumers wishing to offer any public comment on these proposed rules may do so visiting ... Read More »

                      Morgan Drexen Throws Hail Mary, Sues Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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                      Morgan Drexen, the debt settlement back office provider, has sued the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in an effort to hopefully get the CFPB to get out of their business. The company is being represented by Venable, LLP and Randall Miller. In truth the suit is brought by Kimberly A. Pisinski and Morgan Drexen. The suit says Pisinski is an individual ... Read More »

                        A Look at Sallie Mae and Other Student Loans Discharged in Bankruptcy in 2012

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                        This article is part of my ongoing look at the possibility of discharging student loans in bankruptcy. It is a followup to my article here where I looked at federal student loans that received a modification, settlement or elimination as part of a bankruptcy adversary proceeding filing in 2012. This time I’m taking a look just at the cases in ... Read More »

                          Paul Gellenbeck and Fidelity Land Trust Facing Criminal Contempt

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                          A tipster (send in your tips here) shared a court document with me showing the State of Florida being none to happy about the continued marketing efforts of Paul Gellenbeck and Fidelity Land Trust after a September 25, 2012 temporary injunction and asset freeze filed by the Office of the Attorney General in Florida. See this article. It appears just ... Read More »

                            Work-At-Home Marketer Settles With FTC

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                            Christopher Andrew Sterling, a work-at-home opportunity marketer, has been banned from selling work-at-home and business opportunities under a federal court settlement. The FTC sued Sterling in November 2012 as part of “Operation Lost Opportunity,” a federal-state crackdown on scams that falsely promised jobs and opportunities to “be your own boss” to people who are unemployed or underemployed. The agency charged ... Read More »

                              USA Student Loans – Review. Are They a Scam?

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                              A reader asked me to take a look at USA Student Loans and review the site for the,. Here is my review. Company Name USA Student Loans Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers The company appears to be offering the same solutions available to consumer for free from the Department of Education. The company appears to fall ... Read More »

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