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installment loan

How Terrible is an Online Installment Loan?

Because of scams payday loans are on the way out, but installment loans have taken their place Payday loans usually have a very short period to repay – typically a lump sum payment in a few weeks. The interest rates are sometimes upwards of 700-800%.  Many times the borrower has to take out another loan […]

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November 12, 2019


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Borrowers Trapped – Defaults on vehicle loans increasing

Vehicle defaults is the next financial crisis (after the mortgage crisis) According to the Wall Street Journal 33% of vehicle loans are upside down (meaning the vehicle is worth less than the debt).  Borrowers trade-in vehicles with existing loans, finance a new vehicle and carry over the debt from the old vehicle.  This results in […]

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November 11, 2019


credit score

How Bankruptcy Helps Your Credit Score

COLLECTION COMPANIES AND CREDITOR LIE TO BORROWERS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF BANKRUPTCY ON THEIR CREDIT A creditor has no right to come into your home… For more than three decades I have heard horror stories spread by collection companies and creditors about bankruptcy and a credit score.  First, always consider the source – collection agents […]


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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.

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October 31, 2019


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 […]

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October 8, 2019



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 […]

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September 23, 2019


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Military Issues & Bankruptcy

September 2, 2019


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 […]

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August 25, 2019


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. They are no longer forced to deal with collection calls and a multitude of letters that […]


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 […]

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July 22, 2019


You or a close neighbor has debt in collection

More than One in Four Consumers Have a Debt in Collection with a Debt Collector 7/18/19 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) just released a report that found that more than one in four consumers with a credit report have at least one debt in collection by third-party debt collectors.


Mishandling Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU SPOTLIGHTS BORROWER COMPLAINTS ABOUT STUDENT LOAN SERVICERS MISHANDLING PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM Consumer Bureau Launches “Certify Your Service” Campaign to Help Teachers, First Responders, and Other Public Servants Stay on Track June 22, 2017 – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued a report spotlighting complaints from borrowers about […]


Illegal Credit Repair Schemes – Prime Credit & Prime Law Experts

CFPB TAKES ACTION AGAINST CREDIT REPAIR COMPANIES FOR CHARGING ILLEGAL FEES AND MISLEADING CONSUMERS Companies and Individuals to Pay More Than $2 Million in Penalties and Relinquished Funds 6/27/17 – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed two complaints and proposed final judgments in federal court against four California-based credit repair companies and three individuals […]


Payday lender or loan shark: Is there really a difference?

Article By Eric Heisig, cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio (6/2018) — The term “loan shark” might bring to mind a scene in a movie where a gangster takes a crowbar to the kneecap of a down-on-his-luck gambler who can’t make good on repayment of a loan. The term “payday lender” might bring to mind an image of […]

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July 4, 2019


Deceptive Marketing – Lexington Law

Lexington Law and CreditRepair.com 5/2/19 – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) filed a complaint for deceptive and abusive telemarketing acts or practices against PGX Holdings Inc. and subsidiaries Progrexion Marketing Inc., Progrexion Teleservices Inc., eFolks LLC, and CreditRepair.com Inc.; and against John C. Heath, Attorney at Law PLLC, which does business as Lexington Law.


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