Supreme Court Appears to Make Federal Student Loan Debt Collection Calls to Cellphones – Not Allowed

The decision posted today from the Supreme Court was about debt collection calls to cellphones when a debt is owed to the government. Wellfederal student loans are owed to the government so it sure seems to apply. The charge against these types of calls was led by the Court more conservative Justices’. Justice Kavanaugh wrote … Read more

Three Ways I Made $3,200 in Less Than 10 Minutes. You Can Too.

I write about debt issues all the time. I’ve done it for decades. Truly the best way to deal with digging yourself out of a financial hole is to adjust the balance of your money coming in and your dollars going out. It is a fact of life that every dollar saved in expenses is … Read more

Sprint is Chasing Me for an Old Bill I Didn’t Authorize. What Can I Do? – Steven

“Dear Jeremy, I’ll try and be brief as possible and appreciate your help. I opened a Sprint acct initially under my name w/ a not-so-nice ex-business partner in 2005. She was provided with a phone. In Oct 2006 I got out of the business and we signed an agreement regarding this. However, like an idiot, … Read more

I Can’t Pay My Mobile Phone Bill. Will I Be Able to Get Back Into Australia? – Tom

“Dear Steve, I was using a mobile with contract base and I had always high amount of bill bt I always paid tht bills on time for more than 1 years bt after that I was running through really bad situation like lost my job and was not able to make money and in the … Read more

My Sister Called in Tears Today Over an Old Debt. – Sally

“Dear Steve, My sister called me this afternoon in tears. She’s been divorced 10 years now from a man who didn’t pay taxes for three years and drove up the balances on several credit cards. He was ordered to pay the IRS and two credit cards. Her husband tried to start his own business and … Read more

My Son Has a Huge Mobile Phone Bill. Does He Have to Pay It? – Martin

Martin “Dear Steve, My son is a student at the end of his first year with 6K of debt. He went on a cheap holiday to Greece recently and lost his mobile on the last day. He cancelled his direct debit foolishly thinking that this would cancel his contract. I discovered that he had lost … Read more

I Owe on a Cell Phone Bill for Downloads That Are Not Mine. – L

L “Dear Steve, There is an outstanding cell phone bill from more than 6 years ago that the phone co kept adding download charges to for a phone number that had been terminated by us. We tried to have the situation resolved and even offered to pay only what we knew we owed if they … Read more

I’m a Student in the UK, My Phone Bill is Almost £300 This Month and I Plan Not to Pay It – Ali

Ali “Dear Steve, Hi there, i am an international student in the UK. when i got here i bought a phone contract for 35 pounds a month. i also made alot of international calls being unaware of the high international calling rates my phone bill this month is almost 300 pounds.. I have cancelled my … Read more

I Can’t Pay My Australian Mobile Phone Bill. – Wish

Wish “Dear Steve, I am an international student studying in Melbourne. When i came here 6 months ago i had signed up for a $49 Cap contract for 24 months offered by a mobile company along with a new handset worth $500. I have paid my bills promptly for last 6 months..now i am going … Read more