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Community Health Centers: Free or Low Cost Health Care is Just Waiting for You

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Finding affordable health care is a challenge for many people, with and without insurance. People often go without necessary preventative or regular care and medical problems fester and become much worse. Much worse can be translated into much more expensive. Or people use the emergency room as their primary care treatment option, only to wind up with big bills they ... Read More »

    Consumer Survey by NFCC Shows People Are Wary About Real Help From Credit Counselors

    On one hand you have to applaud the most recent release from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. One thumb up. On the other hand it comes across as simply just more denial about the disturbing lanscape that faces narrow niche nonprofit credit counselors. The NFCC survey was an online poll conducted on the NFCC website. Right off the bat ... Read More »

      I Am the Guarantor for My Daughter’s Car in the UK and She Can’t Pay. – Marie

      “Dear Jon, I went guardtor for my daughter for car and she cant pay for it as her circumstances have changed she had a baby and only works partime gets about 400 a month car is 293 amonth she has made agreement to lower payment but stopped paying now i am resposible but i have mobility car so i dont ... Read More »

        Will Natwest and O2 Arrest Me When I Return to the UK? – Jed

        “Dear Jon, I have a credit card debt from Natwest less than £500 as well as an O2 bill. I left the country a bit more than three years ago. I didnt receive any phone call or letter from them for the fact that i was no longer in the UK. Now i’m going back for a visit. Would I ... Read More »

          Debt Settlement Advice for Debt Settlement Companies and Consumers – Part 7 – Recovery

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          When consumers encounter financial difficulty, I believe it is important to review their potential solutions with the possible end results in mind. To me, the entire purpose behind debt relief intervention, is recovery. What does the consumer need to do in order to resolve their situation, so they may recover, rebuild, and become productive again? That’s the basis for every ... Read More »

            Lesbian and Gay Couples Allowed to File for Joint Bankruptcy

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            An article out of Kentucky brought up a point I had not thought about, filling bankruptcy as a gay married couple. The underlying issue is that with only a handful of states recognizing gay marriage, what are gay couples to do when they want to file bankruptcy together but their marriage in New York isn’t recognized by Kentucky. That question ... Read More »

              Did You Get Ripped Off by Dave Burke? This Will Make You Puke.

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              Dave Burke is back after having had his debt elimination scam like company shut down by regulators. You can read all about his last effort, here. Burke is back but now hyping his “business miracle” idea. He even had the balls to promote this to at least some people that got burned on his last debt elimination efforts with his ... Read More »

                I Moved From the UK But Left Debt. Is My House in the EU at Risk? – Fedra

                “Dear Jon, I need your advice, I have been working in the UK for 3 years , then moved back to my home country in the EU , where I have my own house., without any mortgage. I have left about 10.000 pound of debt behind me in the UK. I am just wondering if I am going to put ... Read More »

                  New Free Consumer Credit and Debt News Service Launched by GetOutOfDebt.org

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                  We’ve just finished a new section of the website dedicated to the latest news and information on a wide variety of consumer credit and debt subjects. The news section is updated around the clock and both a daily email and realtime RSS feed are available for those who want to track the latest consumer credit and debt news, as we ... Read More »

                    Bankruptcy Should Be the Last Resort Many Say. But That’s Just Not True.

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                    There they go again, “bankruptcy should only be considered as a last resort.” We’ve all heard that rumor or authoritative statement, many times. You even read it again and again in mainstream media. But here is the problem with that statement, it’s just not true. There are plenty of times when bankruptcy should be considered the first resort, not the ... Read More »

                      Summit Legal Group Loan Modification Attorney – Disbarred

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                      William O’Toole, a Florida attorney that ran Summit Legal Group that claimed to be able to save homes from foreclosure and get loan modifications, has been disbarred for at least five years. The Florida Bar stated, “William Timothy O’Toole, 120 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 105, Fort Lauderdale, disbarred effective immediately, following a May 22 court order. (Admitted to practice: ... Read More »

                        The Credit Card Landscape 2012 2Q [Infographic]

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                          Superior Debt Relief Services And Their Incomplete Settlement Averages

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                          A reader sent me a link to the Superior Debt Relief Services page on “Past Settlement Averages” and wanted my opinion on what it presented. Well if we were looking for a good example of what not to do in presenting fair and balanced information to consumers, this would be it. I’ll give them a half prop for trying to ... Read More »

                            CFPB Sues Lawyer and Law Office for Loan Modification Services

                            It appears the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, under Enforcement Director, Kent Markus, is finally taking the gloves off and going after debt relief groups. This action moves against a law firm and lawyer that was working with outside parties to sell advanced fee loan modification and foreclosure resue services. According to Loeb & Loeb, “The CFPB sought and obtained a ... Read More »

                              Mortgage Assistance Scam Targets U.S. Consumers But Operates From Dominican Republic

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                              At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has halted a nationwide scam operating from the Dominican Republic – but pretending to be in Chicago – that allegedly peddled fake mortgage assistance relief to financially distressed Spanish-speaking homeowners in the United States. The defendants promised to dramatically lower homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments in exchange for a ... Read More »

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