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Abusive Debt Collection and You

Abusive Debt Collection and You

Abusive Debt Collection and You The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, was created to protect regular people from the kind of shady practices that led to the 2008 financial crisis. The CFPB has been busy, and is about to get busier.  The rules on abusive...
Abusive Debt Collection, Payday Loans Lead to Tragedy

Abusive Debt Collection, Payday Loans Lead to Tragedy

Payday Loans Lead to Tragedy Payday loans can have interest rate charges of 700%, but can also lead to tragedy for the people who makes these loans out to people.  One professional race car driver, Scott Tucker, paid for his expensive hobby make giving payday loans to...
Debt Collectors Breaking the Law

Debt Collectors Breaking the Law

Debt Collectors Breaking the Law Imagine this – instead of being afraid of debt collectors… sue them! The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) outlines what debt collection practices are not legal, and allows the person being pursued for the debt to...
Credit Card Double Cycle Billing

Credit Card Double Cycle Billing

Credit Card Double Cycle Billing A method used by creditors, usually credit card companies, to calculate the amount of interest charged for a given billing period. Double–cycle billing takes into account not only the average daily balance of the current billing...
Non-Profit Fraud in Credit Counseling

Non-Profit Fraud in Credit Counseling

Non-Profit Fraud in Credit Counseling The label “non-profit credit counseling” can be misleading.  Sometimes, as Jerry Garcia sang, the silver lining has “a touch of grey” The I.R.S., the Federal Trade Commission and state regulators plan to...
CFPB Enforcement Actions

CFPB Enforcement Actions

CFPB Enforcement Actions Debt collection abuses seem like they may actually be addressed!  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  (CFPB) is an independent agency of the United States government.  It oversees problems and issues related to consumer protection in the...
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