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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read more

2003 Backroads of American Debt – Day 3

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 … Read more

2003 Backroads of American Debt – Day 1

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. … Read more

I Go to Prison and Talk to Bob and Angel Behind Bars About Life, Credit, and Debt

    So life is hard, tough and difficult. Dealing with debt collectors is stressful and often feels like we just can’t deal with yet another collection call or difficulty in life. Hell, there is so much crap we all have to deal with in a standard week that it often feels like the hurdles … Read more