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Military Can Obtain Free Credit Monitoring

(reprint from FTC) Starting October 31, 2019, many members of the military will have access to free electronic credit monitoring, which can help them spot identity theft.

Worthless Student Loan Debt Relief – Consolidation & Forgiveness

Never pay upfront for “help” with your student loans According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) scammers stole millions from innocent student loan borrowers who were doing their best to workout their student loans.  These sleazes lied to innocent borrowers, saying that for $1,000 upfront, they could permanently reduce or eliminate the monthly payments. Lied […]

Finally, New Bankruptcy Protection for Disabled Vets

Disable Vet’s Income Not Offered Any Protection in Bankruptcy – until now! It only took 15 years, but Congress finally decided that disabled vets should have some of the same protection as those on Social Security. In 2005 Congress changed how those on Social Security would be treated in bankruptcy, but ignored disabled vets. The […]

Seniors and Reverse Mortgage

Seniors – A Guide to Getting Help with Debt

Debt isn’t fun at any age, but it can be especially scary for senior citizens. Seniors normally don’t have regular paychecks coming in, and the bulk of their income may comprise of Social Security checks. They’re often dealing with life changes such as retirement or medical issues. All of the sudden, they have less money […]

Wells Fargo Rips Off Navajo Nation

Wells Fargo Caught in Illegal Actions AGAIN, this time Against Members of the Navajo Nation  “Wells Fargo’s predatory actions defrauded and harmed the Nation. We held Wells Fargo accountable for their actions and we will continue to hold other companies accountable if their business practices do not respect our people—this puts other companies on notice […]

Zombie Debt: collectors tricking consumers

Can a debt come back from the dead?  Yes, it is referred to as a ‘zombie debt’. Most states have ‘statute of limitations‘ which control the creditor’s or collection company’s rights, including whether they can sue on a debt. How is a debt revived? Collection companies will do anything in their power to revive a […]

ITT Rips Off Students – $60 Million Judgment

ITT Accused of Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Acts or Practices The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) proposes settlement with ITT Educational Services, Inc. — ITT engaged in unfair and abusive practices in connection with its private loan program in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010. ITT Knew Students Could Not Afford and […]

Ordinary Heroes Deliver Second Chances with Bankruptcy

Reprint from CONSIDERCHAPTER13, ON JULY 28TH, 2019 By Robert (Bob) Schuman, Owner/Managing Broker, Network Financial Group I’m a mortgage broker. In that role, I see close up the immense relief that a homeowner feels when they file Chapter 13.Quick Page Index1 In that role, I see close up the immense relief that a homeowner feels […]

Senior’s with Reverse Mortgages Threatened by Ditech Plan

July 23, 2019 – According to an article in the New York Banker: Bank of America, which took heat for how it treated customers in the mortgage crisis a decade ago, has emerged as a champion of elderly borrowers in Ditech’s second trip through bankruptcy.

Equifax to Pay $575 Million++ For Data Breach of 147 Million People

Settlement Includes fund to help consumers recover from data breach Post from Federal Trade Commission: July 22, 2019 Equifax Inc. has agreed to pay at least $575 million, and potentially up to $700 million, as part of a global settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and 50 U.S. states […]