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Getting Rid of Debt

Read our resources on how to pay off debt and learn about the different debt elimination strategies and the laws you can use to get rid of debt quickly.

Big Changes at Credit Bureaus Could Improve Scores

Big Changes at Credit Bureaus Could Improve Scores

After negotiating with New York’s attorney general for months, the top three credit reporting agencies have reached an agreement that applies throughout the nation. The bureaus plan to enact major changes to the ways that they record late or unpaid bills. They will also make it less difficult for Americans to correct errors on credit […]

Major Banks Halt Unfair Credit Reporting Practices for Consumers Who Filed Bankruptcy

Major Banks Halt Unfair Credit Reporting Practices for Consumers Who Filed Bankruptcy

For most consumers, bankruptcy is seen as a last resort — one that is supposed to reset their financial possibilities and allow them to start over again. Bankruptcy is monitored and approved by a court order — and creditors seeking to get around the fair credit reporting laws have found some sneaky ways to harm […]

U.S. Courts Let Bankers Run Amuck, Jail Teachers For Cheating on Tests

U.S. Courts Let Bankers Run Amuck, Jail Teachers For Cheating on Tests

The American judicial system almost always reserves its harshest punishments for the poor while giving rich offenders a slap on the wrist. Atlanta’s recent school test fraud scandal is no exception. After charging them with racketeering, a court sent 11 teachers and other middle school employees to prison. They are accused of giving the right […]

Disputing Your Credit Report Just Got Easier with These New Rules

Disputing Your Credit Report Just Got Easier with These New Rules

Consumer advocates recommend checking your annual credit report for errors. This is for good reason. While obtaining your credit report is relatively easy, getting a correction on it takes a mountain of paperwork and dealing with the presumption that the credit reporting company is right until you prove otherwise. But now, disputing an error will […]

Homeowners vs. Wells Fargo - Multibillion Dollar Class Action Suit

Homeowners vs. Wells Fargo: Multibillion Dollar Class Action Suit

In a case of welcomed comeuppance, frustrated homeowners across the nation are mad and they’re not going to take it anymore. Recognizing each other as victims of mortgage fraud, they are banding together and taking their cases to the courts. As a result, Wells Fargo, the fourth largest bank in the country is facing multiple […]

Debt Collection Methods Drive Homeowners to Suicide

These Debt Collection Methods Drive Homeowners to Suicide

More and more people are committing suicide every year, apparently due to evictions and foreclosures – two of the main ways to collect on debt owed by homeowners for their homes. The suicide rate went up by about 16 percent in the decade after 2003. During 2010, it became the 2nd most common reason for […]

Bank Attorney Loses Foreclosure Case; Judge Reports Him to Florida Bar

Bank Attorney Loses Foreclosure Case; Judge Reports Him to Florida Bar

In February 2015, a Florida court defeated one of the latest attempts by major banks to use fake or missing mortgage documents in home foreclosures. The lender’s attorney behaved so inappropriately that the judge angrily rebuked him and promised to report his behavior to the Florida Bar. This remarkable case pitted a bank plaintiff against […]

Determine Which Loan Forgiveness Program Works for You

Determine Which Loan Forgiveness Program Works for You

Studies show that after graduation, a student can owe the federal government an average of at least $26,000. The students are left facing the reality of having to pay this amount plus other private loans they may have incurred, such as credit card debt and personal family loans. More on this report on CNSnews.com This […]

Debt Collectors Can Keep Coming After You Because of this Loophole

Debt Collectors Can Keep Coming After You Because of this Loophole

Cathy Nestor, a woman from Illinois received a collection notice for an AT&T bill which she believed was a mistake. In response to immediately correct the collection notice, Cathy Nestor sent a letter of dispute to the debt collector. After the notice was sent, the debt collector never responded back so she assumed that the […]

education should not be a debt sentence

Gray vs. Sallie Mae: How to Beat a Giant at the Student Loan Game

It is a basic human right to have and enjoy a good life. Good may not necessarily mean having a number of humongous houses and lines of luxury cars, but at least having a decent one. Some people are born with it, though the number of these people is very few compared to those who […]

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