• FDIC Consumer News: Beware, It’s a Scam! Avoid phishing, smishing, vishing, and other scams FDIC Consumer News - October 2020 Criminals are constantly trying to steal consumers’ personal data using fake emails, websites, phone [...]

  • Are you financially stressed right now? What to know about options, from debt negotiation to bankruptcy Russ Wiles, Arizona Republic, Arizona Republic Interviews Diane L. Drain about debt relief, including [...]

  • SBA issues rules and guidance regarding the amended Paycheck Protection Program. The Flexibility Act: legislation signed June 5 lowered to 60% from 75% the minimum percentage of PPP funds borrowers have to spend on payroll [...]

  • LAWS THAT PROTECT THE BORROWER – UNTIL THEY DON’T. DEBT COLLECTORS TRICK CONSUMERS INTO BRINGING DEAD DEBTS BACK TO LIFE. There are legal protections for the consumer if a creditor does not take steps to [...]

  • There are Rules Governing Debt Collectors Debtor collectors are not allowed to call you before 8 am or after 9 pm (your time zone, not the caller’s).  They cannot yell, swear, use crude language or [...]

  • Published On: September 2, 2017

      WHEN WILL ALL WELLS FARGO’S FRAUD BE UNCOVERED? Once again the New York Times reports on Wells Fargo’s fraudulent account scandal.  No, this is not the same one from 2016, this is [...]

  • When Mortgage Lenders Monkey With Your Loan By Bill Purdy The following are some excerpts from a very informative blog on a well-known consumer bankruptcy advocate’s web site: www.BankruptcySoapBox.com. Spoiler Alert:  As a borrower, you [...]

  • Published On: February 5, 2017

    The information in this web site is not intended to constitute legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship. This firm does not practice business bankruptcy so is happy to refer you to some other [...]

  • Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase finally agree to properly identify debts discharged in bankruptcy. According to an article in the New York Times, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase are finally agreeing [...]

  • I lost my business when I filed bankruptcy – why? There are very strict rules dictating how the process of bankruptcy works. The bankruptcy trustee must take specific actions in order to protect the bankruptcy [...]