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Wanna Know a Secret About the Debt Relief Industry?

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As modern and clever as we might feel here on the bleeding edge of history there is one cold hard fact I can’t ignore, these are still the dark ages of the debt relief industry. Let’s just take a broad look at the current state of affairs: Nonprofit Credit Counselors: The credit counseling world is as tied to creditors and ... Read More »

    Bankcard Issuance High But Still Not Good Sign for Debt Relief Industry

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    Just like the economy, credit card issuers are sending mixed signals about consumer debt. I wanted to share my opinions and read the tea leaves this month. Equifax is reporting credit cards are being issued at a faster rate this year. “More than 18 million new bankcards have been originated between January-June 2011. While this total represents a 3-year high ... Read More »

      May Be Time to Reclassify Independent Contractors in Debt Relief Companies

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      The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new program to allow employers to get their workers classified correctly. The Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program is designed to allow employers to make the switch from contractor to employee without facing stiff penalties if caught with incorrectly classified workers. It’s sort of an amnesty program. Under the program, eligible employers can obtain ... Read More »

        Lloyd Ward Group NAILED by Connecticut Over One Refund

        If you look at the recent action taken by Connecticut you’d realize how important it is to make sure your debt relief company is fully compliant with every state. In fact I even give you a free tool to check that out. Too bad Lloyd Ward Group, the Dallas based attorney model debt settlement firm, hadn’t used it. I’ve written ... Read More »

          All About Consumer Credit & Budget Counseling, Inc.

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          Company Name Consumer Credit & Budget Counseling, Inc. Owners/Managers Russell Graves – Executive Director Ralph R. Dyer – President Judith R. Sorensen – Vice President George E. Roe, Jr. – Chief Operating Officer Physical Street Address 299 South Shore Road – US Route 9 Marmora , NJ 08223 Contact Information ph: 888-738-8233 email: admin@ccbcinfo.org Website www.cc-bc.com Description of Services Provided ... Read More »

            Introducing The Amazing How to Get Out of Debt Calculator

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            Every single day I help people for free to find good solutions for problem debt. Not long ago I was talking with some friends and it occurred to me there was no one single tool people could use to better understand all of their options to tackle their debt. Why not? So in collaboration with the smart technology people at ... Read More »

              Maryland Debt Settlement Services Provider – Advisory Notice

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              I’d like to thank a very gracious tipster (send in your tips here) for sending me notice of this announcement from the State of Maryland. For all industry and consumers that are interested in free access to the site debt relief compliance module to check current regulations, click here. MARYLAND DEBT SETTLEMENT SERVICES PROVIDERS September 22, 2011 Required Registration due ... Read More »

                NFCC Challenges Debt Relief Industry to Think Bold. My Thoughts.

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                It appears Michael Bovee took the NFCC challenge to think bold about consumer services to heart and submitted this guest post. Steve published his reaction to the state of the industry speech made by Keating at the recent NFCC conference here. There is a great deal contained in the address by Keating to comment on. The less than full balance ... Read More »

                  How Can Credit Counseling Miss the Boat on Offering Settlement When It’s Education

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                  I’ve been perplexed for some time now why credit counseling isn’t getting into debt settlement. They spent a couple of years vilifying it to “protect consumers” but let’s be honest, that was really for their own competitive advantage and to protect marketshare. For nonprofit credit counselors, debt settlement as a solution is the holy grail and the third rail at ... Read More »

                    Debt Restructuring Hitting the Skids and Headed Towards Dumpster of Failure

                    A recent email forwarded to me from a reader reminded me about the debt restructuring approach I wrote about a while back. Apparently it was going to be the saving program for all the old mortgage selling, loan mod pushing marketers to sell after advanced fee debt settlement hit the TSR wall. Feel free to catch up on this ‘manna ... Read More »

                      Tim McCallan and His Intermark Communications Sued by Bank of America

                      Not a great month for Tim McCallan of AmeriCorp fame. It looks like his case the bankruptcy trustee filed back in February 2011, trying to claw back money from McCallan’s involvement with AmeriCorp and Allegro Law is still ongoing. The latest event, a notice of appeal by McCallan and AmeriCorp. That suit is about allegations of fraudulent transfers, preference and ... Read More »

                        Free Debt Relief Industry Regulation and Legislation Tracking

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                        I’m happy to announce today that both consumers and debt relief companies will now have FREE access to debt relief industry compliance, regulation, and legislation resources. This site module for the GetOutOfDebt.org site will give site visitors fee access to be better informed and educated about debt relief industry regulations. In this module you will find: Updates on current debt ... Read More »

                          All About ZipDebt.com

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                          Company Name ZipDebt.com Owners/Managers Charles J. Phelan Physical Street Address 1835 S Centre City Parkway Suite A-507 Escondido, CA 92025 Contact Information Charles J. Phelan Toll-free 866-515-2360 charles@zipdebt.com Website http://www.ZipDebt.com Description of Services Provided Since 2004, ZipDebt.com has offered Charles Phelan’s Do-It-Yourself Debt Negotiation Training & Coaching Program™. Clients receive the EXPERT COACHING needed to achieve professional results WITHOUT the ... Read More »

                            NFCC and Nonprofit Credit Counseling Must Be Dreaming They Are Falling

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                            Recently there was a meeting of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (“NFCC”) where the State of the Union was laid out for credit counseling groups attending. It was actually called the 2011 State of the Credit Counseling and Financial Education Sector Address The published remarks from that speech by Susan Keating, President and CEO of NFCC, paint a somewhat ... Read More »

                              Get Your Debt Relief Company Featured for Free on the GetOutOfDebt.org Site

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                              Frankly I’m not sure why I didn’t launch this feature earlier but here it is now. In an effort to help educate consumers about the debt relief companies that are around and serving people I’m happy to feature companies on the site. IT’S FREE TO BE FEATURED. “OK Steve, what’s the catch?” You’d think there should be a catch since ... Read More »

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