Sometimes it Really Does Suck to Live in West Virginia Coal Country

One year ago, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice promised business leaders that the state’s economy was on the verge of a boom. Continued growth in natural gas production was going to spark an industrial renaissance, bringing construction of a giant collection of spinoff factories. Speaking to the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, held … Read more

The Billionaire Governor Who’s Been Sued Dozens of Times for Millions in Unpaid Bills

Raymond Dye had a buildup of blood behind his left eye that prevented him from seeing. David Polk had an abnormal heartbeat, and his wife had high cholesterol. Roger Wriston’s wife had a bad back. All the men had worked for a collection of coal companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family, which … Read more

Trump Skewers West Virginia Consumers by Changing Law

Senator Trump (R), who is also the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, proposed Senate Bill 563 which was recently enacted by the legislature in West Virginia and signed into law on April 21, 2017. The new law strips West Virginia consumers of protections and appears to be a naked attempt to skewer the citizens of … Read more

The 10 States With the Most Money Stress

Among the many reasons Hawaii would be a pleasant place to live, people there are pretty content with their financial situations. Living on the Hawaiian islands is by no means cheap — it costs a lot to import all the essentials — but in spite of that, Hawaiian residents feel the best about their ability … Read more

West Virginia Settles Charges Against Capital One

West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw announces a settlement his office reached with Capital One Bank (USA) N.A.; Capital One Service, LLC, a Delaware corporation; Capital One Services II, LLC; Capital One Services III, LLC; COSI Receivables Management, Inc. (collectively Capital One), to resolve claims involving credit card practices in place prior to January 1, … Read more

Beware Of Breast Cancer… And Breast Cancer Scams

It’s that time of the year folks; charity walks, pink ribbons and women posting obscure Facebook status updates in honor of, you guessed it, Breast Cancer Awareness month! Due to the awareness (and sometimes re-awareness) of this cancer and month charities and foundations usually see a spike in donations during the month of October for … Read more

It’s Been A Year Since The TSR – What’s Changed With Debt Settlement?

A year ago this month the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) barred debt settlement companies that used telemarketing from accepting up-front fees. Although it’s been an entire year since this change we are still see companies trying sneak in those up-front fees with businesses trying to exploit loopholes. The whole purpose of the Telemarketing Sales Ruling … Read more

Clear Financial Solutions, Financial Freedom of America, and Financial Solutions Legal Center Refund Clients

Attorney General McGraw Continues to Reign in the Debt Relief Industry. Today he Announced Settlements with Three More Companies, Resulting in $214,000 in Refunds for 226 West Virginia Consumers. Alyson Rye of West Union was alarmed when a telemarketer from Clear Financial Solutions repeatedly badgered her to accept his offer to reduce the interest rates … Read more

Misty Didn’t Have Health Insurance And Got Sick. Now The Bills Are Rolling In.

Misty “Dear Steve, I have a large amount of medical bills coming in from when I didn’t have health insurance. On top of that I have about $2,000 in credit card debt and roughly $10,000 in student loans. I have another $2,000 from a loan I took out. I now have two judgements on my … Read more