Consumers have protections from their creditors, but consumers also have liability to their creditors. Knowing your rights and obligations is the best way to make informed decisions.

How To Avoid Scams by Car Dealers & Salesmen, Part 1

Ever wondered what you should do if you are scammed by a car dealership or a car salesman?  What are the used car dealer tricks?  How do you avoid a car dealer lying to you about financing? In order to be a victim you need to learn how to beat the salesman or dealership.

Mulvaney, Trump’s Lackey, Guts Consumer Protection Bureau

He now crushes the voice of the only organization that tries to protect you and me as consumers. November, 2017 Trump appointed Mick Mulvaney as “acting” director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, at the same time he was also the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.  June 6, 2018 Mick […]

Disabled Vet’s Federal Student Loans To be Forgiven

May, 2018 – Over the next few months the Department of Education will be sending letters to totally and permanently disabled veterans that they are eligible to have their student loans forgiven.  These loans will be  federal student loans or aid from the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education grant program. 

Student Loan Debt Kills Homeownership Dream For Those Under 40

The American dream for many is to drive a nice car, own a nice home and have a great job.  Unfortunately that dream is dead for many under 40.  Young people are leaving college with student loan burdens that would choke a horse – $1.4 TRILLION and counting; surpassing credit cards to become the largest […]

Some Defenses to Private Student Loan Collections

There are two types of student loans – federal and private. Federal loans have some protections for the lenders that private student loans do not.  Every month lawsuits are filed by the thousands, many that are invalid, but if the borrower does not respond the court has no option but to award a judgment for […]

Trump’s Lackey Trying to Hide Complaints About Banks and Other Big Businesses

Reprint from Findlaw, By Christopher Coble, Esq. on May 15, 2018 12:59 PM In the wake of the 2007-08 financial crisis, Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency tasked with protecting consumer rights when dealing with banks, credit unions, debt collectors, mortgage servicers, payday lenders, securities firms, and other financial institutions.

New Help for Homeowners, Heirs or Spouses

New Help for Homeowners, Heirs or Spouses Two important sets of CFPB amendments to its RESPA and TILA mortgage servicing rules go into effect April 19, 2018. These amendments expand the rights of those inheriting homes, awarded a home in divorce, or otherwise succeeding in interest to a mortgage loan. The rules also offer an […]

What Happens if You Default on a Federal Student Loan?

You are “in default” on your federal student loan if you have not paid in 270 days (approximately nine months).  Your wages can be garnished or your tax refunds seized. How do you stop seizure of your tax refunds?

Disabled Can Now Avoid Taxes When Student Loans Forgiven

After January 1, 2018 borrowers whose student loans are forgiven due to “total and permanent disability” no longer have to pay federal income taxes on those forgiven loans. 

Help – My Credit Score is Destroying My Life

We know that most fairy tales are fables designed to teach children a healthy respect for rules and society’s expectation.  Some fairy tales were written to scare children to stay away from “bad places”, while others teach children to trust their common sense.