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Message from Diane L. Drain

In this blog I will examine financial concerns that affect us all (yes, even those who believe they are financially secure) and to offer a peek behind the ‘financial curtain’. The primary goal of our office is to give our clients what they value most – peace of mind. There are many ways to deal with financial problems, including bankruptcy; but for every good option there are hundreds of scams.

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1710, 2020

Don’t Fall Into a Student Loan Relief Scam.

By |October 17th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on Don’t Fall Into a Student Loan Relief Scam.

The following is a warning from the Federal Trade Commission regarding scams you may receive about your student loans.  Read the warning and watch the very short video. October 13, 2020, by Traci Armani, Consumer Education Specialist, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC Having trouble paying your student [...]

1110, 2020

Don’t Gamble With Your Home During COVID

By |October 11th, 2020|Consumer Issues, Foreclosure, Loan Modification|Comments Off on Don’t Gamble With Your Home During COVID

There is so much mis-information about a forbearance of home mortgages during COVID-19.  Know your options before making a decision not to pay your mortgage. Are you a 'planner' or a 'gambler'? Do you assume everyone is looking out for you, or you need to look out for yourself?  [...]

1110, 2020

Leading Attorneys Share Thoughts on Misrepresentations in the Media

By |October 11th, 2020|Consumer Issues|Comments Off on Leading Attorneys Share Thoughts on Misrepresentations in the Media

Leading Lawyers Weigh In on Portrayal In The Media – (includes quote from Diane Drain) Can you remember the very first time you came across the word ‘lawyer’? EXCERPT (from KTVN 12 News,  WFXG Fox News 54, and WFMJ 21) For [...]

909, 2020

Are you financially stressed right now? What to know about options, from debt negotiation to bankruptcy

By |September 9th, 2020|Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Consumer Issues|Comments Off on Are you financially stressed right now? What to know about options, from debt negotiation to bankruptcy

Are you financially stressed right now? What to know about options, from debt negotiation to bankruptcyRuss Wiles, Arizona Republic, Arizona Republic Interviews Diane L. Drain about debt relief, including bankruptcy (see highlighted text). 9/9/20 The COVID-19 pandemic and economy-shutting measures to contain it came on [...]

1307, 2020

How to Rebuild Your Credit

By |July 13th, 2020|Credit Report|Comments Off on How to Rebuild Your Credit

CREDIT BUILDER LOAN COULD HELP CONSUMERS BUILD OR REBUILD THEIR CREDIT (reprint from CFPB) July 13, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) released a report indicating that a credit builder loan could increase the likelihood of establishing a credit record for consumers without one, [...]

707, 2020

Supreme Court Decision – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

By |July 7th, 2020|Consumer Financial Protection Bureau|Comments Off on Supreme Court Decision – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The question – can a President remove the Director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ‘just because’? The answer – yes.  But then it gets a little more complicated.  The bottom line – The director of the CFPB is exposed to the whim of a [...]

307, 2020

Resources for Consumers – COVID-19

By |July 3rd, 2020|Consumer Issues, COVID-19|Comments Off on Resources for Consumers – COVID-19

SCAMS ABOUND – NEVER BELIEVE WHAT SOMEONE TELLS YOU, UNLESS YOU CHECK IT OUT. Here are some Arizona resources to help you find accurate information. With every crisis comes thousands of scams trying to steal your money or your rights.  Do your homework before believing [...]

2806, 2020

The IRS Will Not Call You About Your Stimulus Money – It Is a Scam

By |June 28th, 2020|COVID-19, Taxes|Comments Off on The IRS Will Not Call You About Your Stimulus Money – It Is a Scam

The IRS Won’t Call You About Your Stimulus Money IF YOU GET A CALL FROM SOMEONE SAYING THEY ARE FROM THE IRS – STOP!!!! IT IS A SCAM!!!! June 24, 2020 – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issues a warning that scammers are pretending [...]

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