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Talk Credit Radio Interview With Gerri Detweiler

Here is the recent interview I did with Gerri Detweiler on Talk Credit Radio. Listen to Talk Credit Radio Interview With Steve Rhode I had the pleasure recently to talk with Gerri Detweiler about a wide range of debt related issues and scams. We start out talking about identity theft, fake debt collectors, and then move into a wide range ... Read More »

    Maryland Attorney General Says Attorney Model Debt Settlement Has Not Risen to His Level

    Doug Gansler, the Attorney General of Maryland told me in this recent interview I recorded at the National Attorneys General meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina that the FTC TSR had a positive impact in cleaning out the bad actors in the debt relief world and leaving the legitimate companies intact. Interestingly he said that attorney model debt settlement companies had ... Read More »

      Attorney General of Colorado Tells Me There are Several Active Investigations Into Attorney Model Debt Settlement Companies

      At the recent National Association of Attorneys General meeting in Charlotte I had an opportunity to talk to Attorney General John Suthers. General Suthers says attorneys should not hide behind attorney fronts and they are proceeding against attorneys since they are effectively debt relief operations. Attorney General John Suthers Interview Subscribe to Debt Interviews You can subscribe to my series ... Read More »

        Humpy Wheeler and I Talk About How NASCAR Got Slammed in these Economic Tough Times

        Humpy Wheeler was at the NASCAR Hall of Fame for a reception for the recent National Association of Attorneys General meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Wheeler has played a large role in the growth of NASCAR as the past owner of the Lowe’s Motor Speedway near Charlotte, NC. You can learn more about Humpy Wheeler here. Recently, in an ... Read More »

          My Interview With Attorney General Roy Cooper from North Carolina on Attorney Model Debt Settlement

          At the recent National Association of Attorneys General meeting I caught up with Attorney General Roy Cooper from North Carolina. We talk about debt relief services and the attorney model of debt settlement services. General Cooper talks about how the money paid in advance for debt relief services hurts both the consumer and the creditor. He talks about how working ... Read More »

            I Interview Robert Stephan Former Attorney General of Kansas

            At the recent National Association of Attorneys General meeting I had the pleasure of interviewing former Kansas Attorney General Robert Stephan who served between 1979 to 1995. We talk about how financial issues from the 1980s and today are very much the same. We talk about the problems he faced while the chief cop in Kansas. Our discussion of payday ... Read More »

              My Walking Tour of Cambridge Credit Counseling

              Recently I had the pleasure of meeting up with the folks at Cambridge Credit Counseling in Springfield, Massachusetts. I wanted to take you on an audio tour of the office and share with you what I saw. Audio Tour of Cambridge Credit Counseling During the tour you will hear me talk to Thom Fox about our previous visit to the ... Read More »

                Interview With Alex Viecco of New Era Debt Solutions About Their A+ BBB Rating

                For those in the debt settlement industry I think the following interview with Alex Viecco with New Era Debt Solutions is important. New Era has just been awarded an A+ BBB rating in an industry where most debt settlement companies have an F rating. Alex talks about the process of getting their rating upgraded to an A+ and he even ... Read More »

                  My Interview With Adam Baker From

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                  Adam Baker is a brave soul who places his financial reality out there for people to gawk at. Along the way he’s created a really nice blog at and has a lot of good advice to share regarding doing better financially. Recently I had an opportunity to interview him via video link and got a chance to discuss how ... Read More »

                    Co-Founder of Shares Details How They Could Revolutionize the Need for Credit Counseling

                    Today I spoke to Rod Ebrahimi from has big plans to allow consumers to create a self-directed credit counseling program that will eventually work closely with banks to extend special terms to participating consumers. If they can pull this off they could potentially revolutionize the credit counseling world by providing a web portal to login, create an optimized ... Read More »

                      Interview with Alex Viecco from New Era Debt Solutions on How a Performance Fee Model Can Work

                      Here is an interview with Alex Viecco from New Era Debt Solutions that I recorded today. Alex talks about why the performance based debt settlement model works well for the long-term and a bunch of other issues that are brewing right now. The story about New Era that I mention can be found here. Alex talks about how and why ... Read More »

                        Northeast Settlement Group – Small But Transparent


                        Recently I was contacted by Andy Faria of Northeast Settlement Group. He wanted to share with me the approach of his debt settlement company and their approach of basing their fees on the actual performance of his settling debts instead of collecting large fees up front. While his company is small he is able to provide help and assistance to ... Read More »

                          2003 Backroads of American Debt – Day 3

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                          Day three brought more weather surprises but also a great pair of back-to-back- interviews from people that were very honest about how they handle money. The first couple was retired and had not planed for retirement until just five years earlier and had never looked at their credit report. They trusted their banker to watch over them. The second interview ... Read More »

                            2003 Backroads of American Debt – Day 2

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                            Here is day two of the backroads debt trip. While I managed to survive the switchback West Virginia mountain roads in the dark the night before. Day two started with a big surprise, you’ll see. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Read More »

                              2003 Backroads of American Debt – Day 1

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                              In 2003 a small team and I traveled across America from Maryland to California to talk to people about money. credit, and debt. After making the trip, before the tapes were able to be professionally edited, my life and the non-profit group I founded changed dramatically and the tapes never made the light of day. It was on this trip ... Read More »

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