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A Look at Debt Relief Opportunities and Trends in May, 2016

Steve RhodeMay 11, 20168 min read
A Look at Debt Relief Opportunities and Trends in May, 2016

It’s been quite some time since I wrote a debt relief industry forecast and trend article. These articles have not been all that popular because most of the people are in denial about the reality I see. You can see…

I Went to University of Phoenix Without Graduating from High School

Steve RhodeMay 10, 20162 min read
I Went to University of Phoenix Without Graduating from High School

Question: Dear Steve, I went to University of Phoenix back in 2002. I started going to classes onsite in Dallas but then moved to online approach when I relocated to another state. I finished the Master of Arts in Organizational…

FTC Returns Money to People Harmed by Debt Relief Scam

Steve RhodeMay 10, 20162 min read
FTC Returns Money to People Harmed by Debt Relief Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 1,630 checks totaling nearly $1.87 million to consumers who lost money to an illegal telemarketing operation, collectively known as Expense Management America, that charged homeowners an up-front fee for debt and mortgage relief services…

Can We Consolidate Our Parent Plus Loans and Go For PSLF?

Steve RhodeMay 9, 20162 min read
Can We Consolidate Our Parent Plus Loans and Go For PSLF?

Question: Dear Steve, Both my wife and I took out separate direct federal parent plus loans for our two children starting in 2010 and ending 2014. My wife loan for my daughter was 128K and I took out 150K for…

So Sue Them: What We’ve Learned About the Debt Collection Lawsuit Machine

ProPublicaMay 5, 201612 min read
So Sue Them: What We’ve Learned About the Debt Collection Lawsuit Machine

by Paul Kiel ProPublica, May 5, 2016, 8 a.m.Millions of Americans live with the possibility that, at any moment, their wages or the cash in their bank accounts could be seized over an old debt. It’s an easily ignored part…

Morgan Drexen Problems Not Over Even In Their Own Bankruptcy

Steve RhodeMay 4, 20162 min read
Morgan Drexen Problems Not Over Even In Their Own Bankruptcy

The national debt settlement company Morgan Drexen, whose successors are embroiled in their own legal troubles, seem to be facing more upcoming issues from their own bankruptcy filing. On April 30, 2015 Morgan Drexen filed for bankruptcy protection. The filing…

Debt Relief Industry

Azam Law Firm Review

Steve RhodeJan 4, 20103 min read

Address: Orlando 1307 International Parkway South, Suite 1071, Lake Mary, FL 32746 Phone:407-420-2115 Fax: 888-898-6210 Tampa 2435 US Highway 19, Suite 290, Holiday, FL 34691 Phone:407-420-2115 Fax: 888-898-6210 Website: AzamLaw.biz Description: Appears to be yet in another of law forms…

Antony Murigu Review

Steve RhodeJan 3, 20102 min read

Antony Murigu is the president of the non-profit credit counseling group DebtWave Credit Counseling, the CEO of the for-profit Costal Credit Solutions, and a principal of Triple Three Inc. that sold computers, software and consulting services to DebtWave Credit Counseling.…