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There Is An Angel After All For Folks Facing Foreclosure

It seems there is at least one lawyer who is in business to help people facing foreclosure. Her name is April Charney ... to take possession of those homes. Her encyclopedic knowledge of contract law, debt-collection practice ... she help people in Florida, her knowledge is shared with lawyers in other states. She has given one day [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 21:00:50

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Did collection calls contribute to Floridian's death?

Filed under: Credit , Debt Florida law firm Morgan and Morgan filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit alleging that a company's collection calls were so frequent and harassing that they contributed to a person's death because they increased Stanley McLeod's blood pressure and stress levels. McLeod's debt problems stemmed from the fact that he had difficulty paying his mortgage because he had to quit his job at Sears after suffering a massive heart attack. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-17 19:00:00

News Roundup

Here are some law-related articles that recently came out: The Chicago Tribune reports that Afni, Inc., a debt collection company, must pay damages to 7,000 Cingular Wireless customers in Wisconsin who were illegally assessed collection fees. Florida attorney Tomas Gamba writes in a Miami Herald op [more...]

Date: 2008-12-10 04:15:05

Pre-Foreclosure Walkaways

From AP Mortgage law experts say the incentive to walk away from a home loan is highest in states that have anti-deficiency statutes, ... collection on an unsecured debt that can be readily dismissed. The bottom line really amounts ... , California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Texas, Utah [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 00:29:58

Sunday link Love: Redemption Edition

My blogging friend Lynnae at Being Frugal is part of a collection of moms that blog for Walmart, ... From a Stock Market Decline Thrifty Florida Mama:  Tips To Set Aside Money For Christmas Chief Family Officer:  Continuing Dilemma - Public School Vs Private School My Super-Charged Life:  Debt-Free [more...]

Date: 2008-10-12 17:59:54

More Bad News For Retail REITs

Seeking Alpha's Housing Tracker is a collection of housing-related excerpts from various sources, grouped by topic ... Malls around the nation are struggling with debt and vacancies against the backdrop of a significant slowdown in consumer spending. Reports from South Florida, Georgia and Arkansas below show things [more...]

Date: 2008-10-20 10:50:29

Beating Collectors With Credit Repair

You may encounter a reasonable, mild mannered collector someday, but do not hold your breath. Collectors are trained to be emotionally effective. This means aggressive. They will keep you on the phone as long as they can in an attempt to bend your will to theirs. Their goal is to get money out of you, whatever it takes. Unfortunately, in their effort to dominate, they often step over the line of legality, and hence arises the need for credit repair techniques to neutralize their wayward conduct. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 15:17:42

Questions About Collections: Breaking a Lease

Dear Melissa, Thank you for being available for assistance on this nagging question. I am writing because I lost my job and am forced to move from my current home in Florida back up north on 10/1 and gave my notice to leave my lease/apartment w 60 days (per the lease) on 8/1.  Also, per the lease I have to pay $2000 to cancel my lease early.  I’m fine with that even though this is definitely a last resort.  But I can’t pay the $2000 up from or in one month.  I asked to make payment [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 05:00:47

Hoping to Finish Ahead by Starting Behind

This is a guest post from A.J. Clark , a long-time lurker at Get Rich Slowly. A.J. is a potential Staff Writer for GRS. He is a recent college graduate who writes software in the financial services industry, while trying to find his financial footing in the Real World. $76,133.53 — I owe this total to various lenders, who decided four years ago that trusting an eighteen year old with this sum of money was a good idea. [more...]

Date: 2009-08-06 12:00:28

UK Troubled by Anti-Islam Rallies, Counterprotests

Violent clashes between anti-Islam demonstrators and Muslim counter-protesters in English cities are worrying the government, with one British minister comparing the disturbances to 1930s-era fascist incitement. The violence that has hit Luton, Birmingham and London in the last few months has involved a loose collection of far-right groups - such as the previously unknown English Defense League - on one side and anti-fascist organizations and Muslim youth on the other. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-12 17:39:00

August 18 2009: You are using the wrong image

Lewis Wickes Hine Doffer Donnie November 1910 Donnie Cole. 'Our baby doffer,' they called him. This is one of the machines he has been working at for some months at the Avondale Mills, Birmingham, Alabama. Said, after hesitation, 'I'm 12,' and another small boy added, 'He can't work unless he's twelve.' Child labor regulations conspicuously posted in the mill Ilargi: I see all sorts of people claim that Germany, France and Japan are now no longer in a recession. [more...]

Date: 2009-08-18 15:36:00

Posts about Foreclosures as of September 7, 2009

Simple Steps To Success As A Bulk REO Investor – athomenetjobs.com 09/07/2009 There are more foreclosures in the United States right now than we have ever experienced before. Yet well-funded investors in real estate are seizing upon this opening to profit from an profoundly profitable new opportunity. This new opportunity – known as ‘ Bulk REO Investing’ – is so huge it’s captured attention from wealthy investors and private investment funds alike. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-07 12:05:35

Posts about Short Sales as of August 3, 2009

Atlanta New Homes For Sale: Getting The Best Deal For Your Money – firstforextrading.com 08/03/2009 August 3, 2009 | By Terry Cason In Finance | by Terry CasonIf you are ready to look at Atlanta new homes for sale, you have to know where to search. Not all homes are obvious without having some tricks up your sleeve.The most vital thing to remember first is that you really need to use the free services of a buyers agent who knows the Atlanta real estate market like the back of their hand. [more...]

Date: 2009-08-03 12:02:04

Will America Split, Again?

A Russian professor, Igor Panarin, has been predicting for more than 10 years that the U.S. will soon break-up into smaller parts ... . There is no shortage of cracks in the current system we live under. Our rapidly rising debt to other nations ... request (treasury certificates) what do we do next?On another note, Florida is looking and sounding [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 17:32:00


Amazon.de Widgets For Immediate ReleaseFREEDOM FROM DEBT HAS NEVER BEEN THIS SIMPLEIt’s A New Approach To An Age Old Problem Fort Lauderdale, Florida –A New Horizon is a well established Credit Counseling company with over 14years experience as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization assisting tens of thousands of  individuals and families from all walks of life in regaining control of their finances. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-10 15:00:20


STRANGE de JIM’S ZINGERS COLLECTION SEPTEMBER 10 2009 By Strange de Jim Beep beep! Love from Strange September 10 winner: Conan O’Brien : “Yankee Stadium gave out free prostate exams. They cheated by advertising it as Glove Night.” September wins: Fallon 3, O’Brien 2, Letterman 1, Ferguson 1 David Letterman : “Everybody’s worried about the swine flu. Even the girls at Flashdancers were rubbing down the pole with Purell. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-11 21:38:47

AIT Technologies the finest of Palm Beach IT marketplace!

AIT Technologies a excellent of Palm Beach IT marketplace!The judgment of network troubleshooting has turn more and more renouned in a past couple of years, as there have been a lot of companies seeking for experts in Palm Beach IT solutions. They need someone to scold and urge their network handling system, good elucidate any existent complaint and all finished in usually a reduced duration of time. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-08 17:10:43

Glossary For Debt Settlement,Debt Consolidation,Bankruptcy

Glossary For Debt Settlement,Debt Consolidation,Bankruptcy As with most consumers, you may find yourself reaching out for financial assistance through one of many options to find stability. While searching for the right option, make sure and understand that your goal must be to learn all your rights and options. Keeping in mind there are end results to each of them. Let’s look at these options in detail along with the end results of each. [more...]

Date: 2009-08-11 11:09:24


Amazon.de Widgets It’s A New Approach To An Age Old Problem Fort Lauderdale, Florida –A New Horizon is a well established Credit Counseling company with over 14years experience as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization assisting tens of thousands of individuals and families from all walks of life in regaining control of their finances. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-16 00:21:41

170 People to Know in the ASC Industry

Sami S. Abbasi. Mr. Abbasi is the chairman and CEO of National Surgical Care. Prior to joining National Surgical Care, he served as president and CEO of Radiologix, a leading national provider of diagnostic imaging services. Mr. Abbasi is the director and chairman of the audit committee for Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I and serves on the board of directors for American CareSource Holdings. David J. Abraham, MD. Dr. Abraham is a physician at the Reading Neck and Spine Center in Wyomissing, Pa. [more...]

Date: 2009-08-03 15:41:26

When will the Recession end? Here's a collection of opinions.

This is the subject of my Mini poll which I invite you to vote in just below my Web site clock to the right ... global in New York.Don't count on debt-laden households to spend their way back to growth. As for banks ... , which means they are unlikely to throw open the cash spigots. The federal government is mired in debt [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 07:44:00

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/12/2008

Some headlines to look at:“Muslim Killed Catholic Girl in Love With Flatmate”“London Fundraisers Linked to Stoning of 13-Year-Old”“Possibly Tens of Thousands of Somalis in the US Illegally”“New Anti-Christian Attack in Mosul, Two Sisters Killed”But then there’s this:“Denmark: Ready to Ban Headscarves for Judges”So it’s not all bad news [more...]

Date: 2008-11-13 04:52:00

Criminal Charges: 2008 in review

It's been an eventful first year for Criminal Charges, my weekly look at what happens when criminals and credit cards meet ... , shouts-out Leprechaun film Debt can make you do some crazy things -- like stealing Lego blocks using ... . Hegarty apparently hoped to use the profits she earned to pay down debt. Although the links [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 15:03:46

The Poverty Business

Sorry if this appears to be an older article, and not latest headlines, just thought it was interesting - loki The Poverty Business Inside U.S ... into Byrider, Tsosie drove off, jubilant, in a 1999 Saturn subcompact she bought entirely on credit ... access to credit has put cars, computers, credit cards, and even homes within reach for many [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 00:45:24

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/2/2009

In tonight’s news: Israel is poised to send ground troops into Gaza.A Muslim family was removed from a plane before takeoff, and is being compensated by the airline for the error. CAIR is in high dudgeon about the incident.Thousands of shoes were dumped on a Miami expressway — is that a message for President-eject Bush? [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 04:42:00

Living within our means

The scary economic times we are living through make me think about our finances more than usual these days ... but we preferred to stay in a decent hotel outside Disney at half the price when we visited Florida ... debt and urge them to pay off a little more than the minimum balance every month. A credit card [more...]

Date: 2008-11-11 20:49:49

Wednesday wrap

Andy Stern's SEIU crooks ... Andy Stern, head of the nation's fastest-growing union and a chief proponent of labor reform, is about to reveal himself as a colossal scam artist. Stern, president of the 2million-member Service Employees International Union, plans to kick off the new year with a stunning assault on democracy within his union [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 11:30:00

Subtle Subversion

Medved Myths… Anyone who is not aware that the United States is in deep trouble needs to learn to read. Debt, private and public, is about to sink the good ship America into the sea of world government. The legal structure for Fascism has been set in place by the votes of the farcical individuals [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 12:25:43

Back To the Future

Back To the Future Jennifer Rubin - 12.26.2008 - 9:28 AM Joe Biden blithely declared that there will be no earmarks in the stimulus package ... collection of parochial spending projects in American history. Strolling through the 800 pages ... industries, creating make-work projects of dubious value and piling up a mound of debt. It sounds [more...]

Date: 2008-12-26 14:28:30

Renting The Home They Had Bought In California

The Times Press Recorder reports from California. “For Don and Rebecca Spendlove, just keeping a roof over their heads has taxed their mental, emotional and physical as well as financial capabilities. The Nipomo couple have found themselves in the same situation as millions of other Americans: Their homes are worth less than they owe, [more...]

Date: 2008-06-05 22:29:35

NAAG: Top 10 Consumer Complaints for 2008

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has released its top 10 types of consumer complaints received in 2008. With the state of the economy over the last year, it's not too surprising that debt collection complaints top the list of most common consumer complaints to state Attorneys General across the country.Part of the duty of each state's Attorney General (AG) is to protect the state's consumers against illegal commercial activities. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-01 19:22:34

SPOTLIGHT: Books of January 2009

Welcome to the January 2009 edition of Fantasy Book Critic’s monthly SPOTLIGHT which covers fantasy, science fiction, horror, thrillers, YA, and more. Happy Holidays everyone! Notable titles this first month of the new year include new releases from Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, Lois McMaster Bujold, Charlie Huston, Bernard Cornwell, R [more...]

Date: 2009-01-01 08:01:00

MY SWAN’S SONG: Testimony Before the United States Senate on the State of Foreclosures & Loan Modifications

Just under one month ago, on July 26, 2009, Diane Thompson testified in front of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs.  Her written testimony, which included 79 footnotes and 28 pages of exhibits, ran 55 pages in length and was titled: “Preserving Homeownership: Progress Needed to Prevent Foreclosures”. Ms. [more...]

Date: 2009-08-25 13:25:56

Collection Agency

Economy is worsen,businesses are going under and closing globally.People are hurting financially ... is leading Florida collection agency that is initiating an active campaign for clients to literally save ... bankruptcy.You might want to try controldatainc.com.CDI is a Collection Agency that can help [more...]

Date: 2008-12-11 23:02:00

Excellent Article Summarizing Many Areas of Foreclosure Litigation

Current Trends in Residential Mortgage Litigation BYLINE: Daniel A. Edelman*; *DANIEL A. EDELMAN is the founding partner of Edelman & Combs, of Chicago, Illinois, a firm that represents injured consumers in actions against banks, mortgage companies, finance companies, insurance companies, and automobile dealers. Mr [more...]

Date: 2008-11-29 23:50:20

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/17/2008

Take a look at the Islamic terror plot uncovered in Arizona, with a connection to the “Flying Imams”.Also look at the financial news from Spain — not good. Unemployment over 11%.Thanks to C. Cantoni, Insubria, JD, Paul Green, TB, and all the other tipsters who sent these in. Headlines and articles are below the fold [more...]

Date: 2008-11-18 04:53:00

Christmas Lights … scrooge or savior? (Revisited 2) …

Do you love those displays of Christmas (or Hannukah or Kwanza or …) lights? Are you awed by those so impassioned that they string up 1000s of lights in awesome displays worthy of a city center? I once did, pausing on cold winter nights, white clouds issuing from my mouth, enjoying being in the glow of beautiful displays [more...]

Date: 2008-11-21 05:16:55


W. and the damage donePresident Bush inherited a peaceful, prosperous America. As he exits, Salon consults experts in seven fields to try to assess the devastation.By Vincent Rossmeier and Gabriel WinantJan. 08, 2009 After a couple of presidential terms, mismanagement in every area of policy -- foreign, domestic, [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 07:06:00

2nd Round of the Housing Bust

By Fester: The first round of the housing bust has produced numerous losers ... . Statewide figures are not available, but counties around Florida have seen, on average, about a 20 ... but growing problem. Most taxes are still being paid on time and the expected value of collection efforts [more...]

Date: 2008-06-15 19:30:34

Job Cuts Increase Economic Stress

Corporations are slashing jobs. States are in on the act too. Let's take a look at a few headlines. All are from last weekend. Citigroup (C) Slashing Investment Banking Jobs Yahoo Finance is reporting Citigroup to slash investment-banking jobs Citigroup is preparing fire thousands from its worldwide investment-banking division, [more...]

Date: 2008-06-23 15:40:15

Shiller on Housing and Bubbles

Robert Shiller of Yale University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the current housing mess and related financial market problems ... Zeckhauser. Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. "Corporate Debt," by Annette Paulson. Discussion of agency costs. Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. Podcasts and Blogs: "Report from Jackson Hole [more...]

Date: 2008-09-15 10:36:06

Desert Island Discs

Pit of Hades is a not-so-subtle rip off of Room 101, a popular program in England. A show where celebrities nominate items they would like to be seen chucked into Room 101. The room is an idea stolen from George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the book, [more...]

Date: 2008-09-22 15:13:42

Baby-Sitting the Economy

Baby-Sitting the Economy The baby-sitting co-op that went bust teaches us something that could save the world.By Paul Krugman Posted Friday, Aug. 14, 1998Twenty years ago I read a story that changed my life. I think about that story often; it helps me to stay calm in the face of crisis, to remain hopeful in times of depression, [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 18:41:00

Buy Tax Lien Certificates and Earn up to 50% Return

No matter what your age, it is never too late (or too early) to begin planning for the future ... . The collection of real estate property taxes is a major priority in every taxing district in the USA ... on the property with delinquent property taxes and then sells the delinquent tax debt to investors. Everyone [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 21:59:38

What are Statute of Limitations?

by JR Rooney Statute of Limitations on Debt Collection is the amount of time that lenders have to collect their debts by suing you in court and by ... other legal methods like a debt collection company. We should point out that there are NO Statute ... you in court. However, the debt that you owe STILL REMAINS. Do not think that once the statute [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 08:19:18

Kingsport, Tennessee - Tax, Borrow, and Spend City

The City of Kingsport, Tennessee, with its spending of taxpayers money, ... has one of the nation's largest declines in revenue, topped only by Florida and Arizona, a finding that surprised ... collection is among the country's worst, he said. "Tennessee is feeling the brunt of the economic downturn [more...]

Date: 2008-12-15 15:18:00

Kingsport, Tennessee - Tax, Borrow, and Spend City

The City of Kingsport, Tennessee, with its spending of taxpayers money, ... has one of the nation's largest declines in revenue, topped only by Florida and Arizona, a finding that surprised ... collection is among the country's worst, he said. "Tennessee is feeling the brunt of the economic downturn [more...]

Date: 2008-12-17 02:41:00

Vh1’s Top 40 Internet Superstars

1. Gary Brolsma - Numa Numa kid Gary Brolsma rose to fame in 2002 when the then 18 year old posted a video of himself lip-synching to a Romanian song “Numa Numa”. In September 2006, he released a new version. Has been viewed over 13 million times (according to Wikipedia) and has spawned many parodies. 2 [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 10:50:33

The Student Debt Dilemma

mediocre student, so I can understand why I wasn't accepted there; but the other school that rejected me was a huge state school. I always wondered why some of my classmates got into that school and I didn't - we didn't have particularly different grades or recommendations [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 06:59:00

p2pnet MediaSentry digest

p2pnet news view P2P | RIAA News:- That MediaSentry, the RIAA’s dedicated but terribly inept not-so-Private Eye, has been operating across America without proper authorization, is now being widely reported on- and off-line. Originally revealed by Recording Industry Vs The People and p2pnet, [more...]

Date: 2008-08-13 17:16:45

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