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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 model debt settlement companies had ... 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 can subscribe to my series ... 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 Wheeler here. Recently, in an ... 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. He talks about how working ... 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 Kansas. Our discussion of payday ... Read More »

            My Interview With Adam Baker From ManVsDebt.com

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            Adam Baker is a brave soul who places his financial reality out there for people to gawk at. Along the way he’s created a really nice blog at ManVsDebt.com and has a lot of good advice to share regarding doing better financially. Recently I had an opportunity to interview him via video link and got a chance to discuss how ... 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 are too high, the obstacles, too many. ... Read More »

                Meet Paul: LendingClub.com Borrower Taking Control of Debt Influenced by His Bipolar Condition


                Since I heard about Lending Club, I have been fascinated with the concept and its potential to allow anybody help others with personal loans that will get them out of debt. I became a lender on Lending Club a couple of months ago and have since chipped into more than 40 loans already. I asked Lending Club if I could ... Read More »

                  Jannelle is Young, Homeless and Starting Over.


                  Jannelle is only 21 but for the past six weeks she has lived at the rescue mission and has had a place to sleep off the streets. In fact today she landed a job at a new restaurant at the local mall. While she previously worked in a management position in Atlanta at a marketing firm, she has struggled with ... Read More »

                    Meet Virginia. Homeless But Hopeful.

                    Virginia Crowder

                    Virginia was a very nice woman that I met in front of the Rescue Mission. She was nice enough to share her story about being homeless and starting over. She was working but the company went bankrupt and her unemployment ran out and then she found herself homeless. What surprised me the most was the story she told me about ... Read More »

                      Emily, 14 Years Old and Already Wise About Money and Credit?


                      Emily is 14 and the daughter of Hillary who I also interviewed (click here). At 14 Emily is already working and saving her money for something in the purchase. Is it college, riding horses, or another kind of horse, a Mustang? Listen as Emily shares with us what she has learned so far about money and how she plans to ... Read More »

                        Hillary Talks About Tight Finances and Making Ends Meet


                        Hillary confides in us about what life is like living month to month and the stress and lack of sleep she lives with when she is stressed. This is an excellent interview to listen to if you are stressed about money or feel like you are struggling all alone with money troubles. Hillary provides advice from the heart based on ... Read More »

                          I Interview Allie, the Navy Wife in Charlottesville, VA


                          Allie and I sat down in Charlottesville, Virginia and since she had been unemployed we talked about looking for a job, how to find a job, the economic opportunities in her area and her opinion about people that have faced or may be facing money troubles and tough times. I was really surprised when she talked about landing jobs and ... Read More »

                            An Interview With Two Guys Standing Atop a Burning Coal Mine


                            Centralia, PA is an interesting place. It is said that map makers and GPS providers want to take it off the maps. Ever since a seam of coal caught fire below ground decades ago, a smoldering coal fire has burned below this town. From a town of 2,000 residents, it is down to about 10, but some houses still remain. ... Read More »

                              Thomas Fox Chats With Me About You. Listen.


                              Thomas Fox, whom you will find on Twitter at @ThomasJFox, is a personal finance expert, counselor, teacher and a fellow person who is passionate about helping people with money troubles. Thom and I met in Springfield, Massachusetts as I was passing through the area on the downhill loop of my tour talking to people about money, the economy, credit and ... Read More »

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