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Consumer Debt Articles

3 Ways Cognitive Bias Causes You to Spend Money

Research DepartmentMay 31, 20165 min read
3 Ways Cognitive Bias Causes You to Spend Money

As a Dollar Stretcher reader, you probably know how distractions can help the retailers to slip their hands in your pocket without you even realizing.…

A Video Look Into Student Loan Borrower Defense to Get Loans Forgiven

Michael BoveeMay 31, 20163 min read
A Video Look Into Student Loan Borrower Defense to Get Loans Forgiven

What happens when you get taken in by a misleading pitch, or a deceptive action leads you to make decisions you would otherwise not have…

I’m So In Debt Because of Harrison College I Need Help

Steve RhodeMay 25, 20163 min read
I’m So In Debt Because of Harrison College I Need Help

Question: Dear Steve, Married, mother of 2, 34 years old. Recent graduate of Harrison College via online courses. Upon enrollment at Harrison, I was given…

FTC and Florida Sue Student Aid Center

Steve RhodeMay 25, 20168 min read
FTC and Florida Sue Student Aid Center

On May 23, 2016 the Federal Trade Commission and State of Florida filed suit against Student Aid Center, Ramiro Moris, and Damien Alvarez. The FTC…

Why Gratitude is the Healthy Secret of Getting Out of Debt

Steve RhodeMay 25, 20163 min read
Why Gratitude is the Healthy Secret of Getting Out of Debt

Here is something that is an important tool to help deal with problem debt. Debt is soul crushing, mind numbing, and emotionally destructive. It’s easy…

Double Standard For Debt Settlement. Not So Sleazy Now, Ask Hilary Clinton, John Glenn and the FEC.

Steve RhodeMay 25, 20164 min read
Double Standard For Debt Settlement. Not So Sleazy Now, Ask Hilary Clinton, John Glenn and the FEC.

Originally published December 11, 2009 Consumer debt is a world of double standards. On one hand you have advocates screaming about the evils of debt…