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Have you ever noticed that when people say not to worry about money it usually means they’ve got a lot and you don’t? Here at the Wake Forest News we take money seriously and cover the topic like nobody’s bidness.

Get Your Credit on Track with This New Booklet

Today the Bureau is releasing “Want credit to work for you?” the newest addition to the Your Money, Your Goals suite of financial empowerment tools.  The third in a series released by the Bureau, this booklet provides eight tools to help consumers through the various stages of building credit, maintaining good credit, and fixing credit if it is bad. Tools ... Read More »

Parroting, Credit Report Disputes, and Other Credit Report BS

An interesting lawsuit was filed by a consumer in Alabama against Select Portfolio Servicing, Jared Galleria of Jewelers, Prestige Financial Services, Experian, Equifax, and Trans Union. What is interesting about the suit is the description of the broken and defective credit report dispute process of inaccurate information. Many of us have experienced such issues firsthand. The complaint says, “Unfortunately, the ... Read More »

There Are No Solutions For Us to Get Out of Debt That We Can Afford

Question: Dear Steve, $70,000 unsecured debt $120,000 combined gross income Have checked with credit Counselor’s who offered a DMP we couldn’t afford, bankruptcy attorney, (chapter 13) payment plan we can’t afford. Tried resolving with creditors on our own, again can’t afford. So, what’s next? Do we just not pay and hope for the best? We are at the end of ... Read More »

How Can I Force CarHop to Take Back My Car and Cancel the Loan?

Question: Dear Steve, I have a 2008 Chrysler Sebring I bought from CarHop that is in every way a piece of junk. I haven’t driven it in over 3 months as the transmission is out after getting replaced just recently. I want out of the loan, I mean out. I want them to take back the car and close the ... Read More »

Here is How the Holder Rule Works When You Have a Putrid Loan

Recently I wrote Will the Holder Rule Help Me With My Student Loan Debt? and most people are unaware how the Holder Rule may apply if you purchased financed services from one entity and financed it with another. I think this has some big potential in student loan defense but that will have to be developed. Attorney Nathan DeLadurantey from ... Read More »

How to Hide From the Debt Collector

Writing this article is a bit of a double-edged sword. You see while I think that open communication is always the best way to deal with a debt situation, sometimes people just need to find a way to escape from the pressure just to recover their sanity. If you are having a difficult problem handling collection calls or dealing with ... Read More »

Handling Sudden Income Changes

Are you equipped to handle a sudden change of income? Most people aren’t prepared for any sort of drastic change that could happen today, tomorrow, or a week from now. And it almost certainly will at some point. You could get a better job offer or a raise in the next week, or your income could be slashed in half ... Read More »