Department of Education Cares So Much About Forgiving Your Student Loan Debt That They Will Start to Garnish Grandma Again

In response to the COVID pandemic, the Department of Education stopped garnishing the Social Security checks of elderly student-loan defaulters in March 2020. However, DOE will return to that practice soon–probably by midsummer 2023. In an article posted on, Vance Cariaga estimated that garnishment of Social Security checks will cost senior student-loan defaulters, on average, about … Read more

Taxpayers Lose-Lose with Federal Student Loan Future. All Options Really Suck.

Last August, President Biden announced his plan to forgive between $10,000 and $20,000 in student debt to individuals who make less than $125,000 a year. He also extended the pause on making student loan payments until at least midsummer. Who could object? Turns out, a lot of folks objected. The NAACP didn’t think Biden’s plan was generous … Read more

Video podcast – The AMEX Problem

Listen to the Podcast You can subscribe to my podcast on any of these sites below.                    Easiest way to listen – Say “Hey Siri play Get Out of Debt Guy Podcast” or “Hey Alexa play Get Out of Debt Guy Podcast” Easiest way to subscribe – Say “Hey Siri subscribe Get Out of Debt … Read more

Average Household Not Prepared Anymore for Money Troubles

According to report findings, many consumers are not financially prepared for a disruption to their primary source of income, even as unemployment remains low. Nearly 37% of households report that they could not cover expenses for longer than one month, even with accessing savings, borrowing money, selling assets, or seeking help from family and friends. … Read more

Good Bye Rando Credit Repair Scammers

As a result of a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit, the operators of “The Credit Game,” a credit repair scheme that cost consumers millions of dollars, face a lifetime ban from the credit repair industry in proposed court orders filed today. Michael and Valerie Rando and their companies, first sued by the FTC in May 2022, would also be … Read more

How to Future-Proof Your Side Hustle to Keep Making Money

If you don’t think technology won’t kill your side hustle, don’t be so sure. Rideshare opportunities like Uber and Lyft have been good ways to make money for many, but that is not the future. Automated vehicles will replace human-driven vehicles, and tests are already rolling on roads in Arizona and California. I’m sure there are others. The idea … Read more