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The Bills Are Coming, The Bills Are Coming. Prepare for the Post-Holiday Debt.

Christmas Piggy

Every year the December holiday bills arrive and some people do an awesome job of surviving them without debt but others get a big January surprise when the bills roll in. It doesn’t have to be the end of the world, even though it might feel like it. Let’s talk about what to do after you open all the bills ... Read More »

    How to Really Discharge Your Student Loans in Bankruptcy. Many Can. But Never Try.

    Student Loan Corkboard Concept

    For years we’ve all heard the same message that it’s near darn impossible to discharge student loans in bankruptcy. We’ve heard that the undue hardship standards make it so onerous that expecting a student loan discharge is all but an act of God. But what if that belief was actually more myth than fact? Recently Jason Iuliano, (J.D. Harvard Law ... Read More »

      The Debtor Prayer – Stand By Me

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      I just watched the most exceptional video of the one song that I always think of when it comes to being in debt, “Stand By Me”. In fact it was the song that most spoke to me in my darkest days of debt troubles. When I couldn’t sleep in the middle of the night, when I had those panic attacks, ... Read More »

        Congress Extends Tax Relief for Forgiven Mortgage Debt Into 2013

        Real Estate Concept

        A reader sent in this great news for those that might be short selling their homes or have a tax liability due to forgiven mortgage debt. The previous tax forgiveness program was due to expire at the end of 2012. Apparently Congress continued it for one more year. “Of most interest to real estate, the bill would extend mortgage cancellation ... Read More »

          The Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series

          How-To

          Below you will find links to how to get out of debt guides I’ve written that give specific advice on how to deal with a number of debt related situations. If you’d like me to write a “How To” guide on a debt related subject I have not covered, just post your suggestion in the comments below. As new guides ... Read More »

            How to Modify Your Mortgage for Free

            Real Estate Concept

            I’ve seen and covered so many mortgage modification scams that I wanted to show you how you can save yourself from being scammed, save thousands and modify your mortgage for free. Before you launch into paying anyone thousands for mortgage modification assistance you should explore your free options first. It’s important to know there is no law that requires any ... Read More »

              How to Know if You Should File Bankruptcy

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              If you are in financial trouble and struggling to make payments, tapped out, you’ve spent down savings, or living month-to-month, then bankruptcy is worth a good hard look. Below you will find a number of links to posts, articles, and calculators to help educate you about the realities of bankruptcy. Many people carry a lot of baggage around about what ... Read More »

                What Does the Bible Say About Bankruptcy? Is Bankruptcy Scriptural?

                What does the bible really say?

                Far too often people come to me for help loaded with all sorts of assumptions, emotional baggage, and guilt about their financial situation. They feel that it is immoral to consider some options and instead set themselves up for long term failure by not knowing all the facts. They launch into five to ten year repayment plan that leave them ... Read More »

                  How to Avoid Getting Scammed When Getting Debt Help

                  How-To

                  The sad truth is that it’s easy to scam people with debt problems. Companies do it all the time. They promise magic outcomes for an advance fee. People in trouble believe the sales messages and fail to filter the promises of both for-profit and non-profit debt help companies. When people leap at the first solution that comes along or the ... Read More »

                    How to Deal With Debt Collectors or Debt Buyers

                    How-To

                    This guide will give you some fabulous resources for dealing with debt collectors, debt collection, and debt buyers. There are two ways to approach being in collections. Most approach it with fear and stress. A few learn how to deal with it in the right way, with education and a positive attitude. A positive attitude? Yes. You see the debt ... Read More »

                      Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Company Owners Sentenced to Years in Jail

                      mans hands behind bars in jail or prison

                      Barrington Coombs, 58, of Weston, Fla., was sentenced to serve a year and a day in prison for his role in a foreclosure rescue scheme that victimized desperate homeowners on the brink of losing their homes, the Justice Department announced. Coombs was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra in the Southern District of Florida. Coombs was convicted of ... Read More »

                        There is Life After Debt and It’s Awesome

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                        I spend so much time thinking and living in the world of debt that I’ve realized it is equally important to talk about life after debt. When you are in debt it is an intense and immediate feeling. Some say they feel as if they are drowning. Some say they feel like they are covered by a dark cold veil. ... Read More »

                          Brookstone Law Sues Better Business Bureau Over “Pay to Play” Grading System

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                          Brookstone Law out of Newport Beach, California has just filed suit against the Better Business Bureau of the Southland and the parent Council of Better Business Bureaus. One can only suppose this is over the F rating the BBB gives Brookstone Law. According to the BBB, Brookstone Law was an accredited member but their accredidation was revoked on May 23, ... Read More »

                            How to Make a Cheap Chuck Roast Taste Like Prime Rib – Love It!

                            A big batch of tasty chili

                            I wanted to share with you one of my favorite easy, inexpensive, and tasty ways to take a cheap chuck roast and make it taste like a million bucks that is always a treat and a hit. So let me tell you all about my new Rival RO180 18-Quart Roaster Oven. For those that have followed this site for a ... Read More »

                              It Looks Like Brian Suder of the RELC Has Moved to the MBS Litigation Group

                              Secret

                              The following is from a tipster (send in your tips here). It looks like Brian Suder of the RELC, Chad Pratt Attorney, Mass Tort Lender Lawsuit scam has moved to the MBS Litigation Group. I did some googling and went to the www.mbslitigationgroup.com website and found that Mitch Tarter, Esquire and the M.Tarter Law Office is the new Attorney behind ... Read More »

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