Of the many types of fraud in the United States, advance fee schemes are among the most devious and frustrating for authorities. This is because these scams, where someone asks for money upfront with the promise of a big payoff later, are only limited by the imagination of the person committing the fraud. Some variations […]

A while back my friends and I were talking about our debt problems. In today’s world, it seems like everybody has them. But each of us had different kinds of debt problems. One friend had credit card debt, another had an expensive mortgage, another had a car loan, and I had student loans. It is […]

  In today’s digital age, there are hundreds of thousands of articles on financial advice. A quick Google search of “credit repair” or “debt consolidation” will populate hundreds of millions search results from blogs all over the Internet. In all the noise of available advice on the Internet, how do you know what resources to […]

It is not uncommon for consumers to be contacted by debt collectors.  Debt collectors can be people or companies that collect debt owed to someone else; sometimes debt collectors actually purchase the past-due debt from the original creditor who made the loan or extended the credit. One way debt collectors try to get repaid is by […]