Fake Debt Collectors

Apr 18, 2012 by

A recent Federal Trade Commission Consumer Alert warns of scam artists posing as debt collectors. You needn’t be late on a debt—or even have any debts—to be targeted by this latest breed of creep.

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Top Consumer Complaints 2011

Mar 22, 2012 by

Were you a victim of fraud or identity theft in 2011? If so, you’ve got a lot of company. Especially if you live in Greeley or Montgomery.

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DIY Debt Payoff #1

Mar 2, 2012 by

Are you keen to slash the money gushing from your bank account and into your high-interest creditors’ pockets? Here are the first steps in setting up a Do-It-Yourself debt repayment plan.

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Send a Cease & Desist Let...

Feb 16, 2012 by

You have the right to force that nasty debt collector to stop contacting you. But doing so might have even nastier consequences.

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Handling a Money Crisis

Feb 7, 2012 by

What would you do if a family wage earner were unexpectedly laid off? Panic and paralysis is normal for a day or two, but then what?

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Know Your Limitations

Dec 9, 2011 by

Don’t try to run out the clock on an overdue debt you can afford to repay. But know that debt collectors’ most persuasive tools can no longer be used after the “statute of limitations” kicks in.

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Can’t Make Minimum Credi...

Nov 30, 2011 by

Short of cash to make all of your minimum monthly credit card payments? Don’t panic. Here’s how to do the best you can with what you have.

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FTC Slams Debt Collector

Nov 22, 2011 by

U.S. District Court orders Rincon Debt Management of California to stop deceiving, abusing consumers and freezes its assets.

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Nasty Debt Collector?

Nov 17, 2011 by

Just because you’re behind on a debt doesn’t make you a human punching bag. You can sue for money damages if a debt collector is breaking the law.

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Pay Off Debt With DMP

Nov 10, 2011 by

During my stint as a certified credit counselor, I learned that for most people most of the time the best way to pay off unsecured debt like credit cards is a Debt Management Plan, or DMP.

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