‘Win the Battle’ E...

Nov 17, 2015 by

Has a debt collector wrecked your self-esteem and made your life a nightmare? Check out this excerpt from volume 5 of the Money Counselor Simple Guides series, “WIN the Battle with Debt Collectors!”

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Debt Collector Hassles?

Jul 7, 2015 by

Debt collectors can be real jerks! If you owe, the collector has a right to work at getting you to pay. But you don’t have to put up with many of of most common—and illegal—collection tactics.

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Latest Fake Debt Scam

May 5, 2015 by

In this recent scam a company allegedly robo-called millions of consumers with the aim of collecting a fake debt.

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Will You Be Sued?

Mar 26, 2015 by

The debt collector’s ultimate weapon is a lawsuit. But not all debtors are “suit-worthy.” If you’re past due on a debt, how can you judge the likelihood that a collection agency will follow through a threat to sue you?

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Beware the TOP

Apr 25, 2014 by

If you’re behind on a student loan or child support, the Bureau of Fiscal Service’s Treasury Offset Program may be about to take a bite out of your tax refund.

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Capital One Can Spoof You

Mar 17, 2014 by

You may be surprised to learn the rights your credit card issuer grants itself in the agreement you accepted when you signed up for the card.

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The Rolling Jubilee

Jan 15, 2014 by

If you have past due medical debt, The Rolling Jubilee may present you with an unexpected gift: debt abolishment.

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What Would You Do? #6

Oct 28, 2013 by

You’ve got a long overdue debt that you can suddenly pay because of an unexpected inheritance. But the debt will fall off your credit report in a few months, and the statute of limitations will also expire soon. Should you pay up?

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“Charged Off” Debt...

Oct 18, 2013 by

After you declined to make any payments for six months, your credit card issuer “charged off” your debt. Are you off the hook?

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Diamonds and Dogs #19

Oct 2, 2013 by

I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help you make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that’ll mess you up (the Dog).

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