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The Credit Card Debt Termination Scam


"Legally terminate credit card debt! You can be debt-free in 4-6 months!" Advertisements like this are for a new type of program that has spread via the Internet over the past few years. It's called "Credit Card Debt Termination," and victims are paying $1,000s for this bogus service.

Debt Settlement -- Why the Critics Are Wrong


After October 17, 2005, a lot of people are going to become interested in debt settlement as an alternative to bankruptcy. That's the date the new bankruptcy law goes into effect, and it means a rude awakening for many consumers seeking a fresh start in bankruptcy court.

The New Bankruptcy Law -- How Will It Affect Debt Negotiation?


In April 2005, Congress made sweeping changes in U.S.

Debt Relief -- Why Most Programs Have A 75% Failure Rate


Debt consolidation, equity loans, credit counseling, debt management plans, even Chapter 13 bankruptcy - it doesn't matter which of these debt programs you're talking about. They all suffer from one fatal flaw, the number one problem that causes most people to fail at eliminating their debts through these techniques.

Debt Free Living - 5 Tips To Get Out Of Debt


A few times I wonder what sort of credit system moved the global economy 200 years ago. If the intention of getting into a business is meant to 'help' fulfill the needs and wants of someone, I don't see how credit card salesmen can drove more people into debt and backruptcy.

Individual Voluntary Arrangements- A New Alternative to Bankruptcy


This May, the Department of Trade and Industry in the UK found that there were 10,091 bankruptcies in the first quarter of 2005. This represents an increase of 24.

Life on a Debt Management Program


Signing up for a debt management program is easy; it's a matter of finding a company you feel comfortable with that is difficult. There should be no pressure added from the company you speak with, joining a DMP is your decision and you should feel like you are in a partnership with the company, meaning you both have control over your financial situation.

Bankruptcy 101


Bankruptcy still remains a mystery in the eyes of many consumers. This article will review the facts of bankruptcy as per written law.

Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Myths


Bankruptcy has long been a big question mark in the eyes of the consumer. After all they don't teach us about bankruptcy in school.

Bankruptcy - Is It The Right Choice For You?


Bankruptcy is one of the tougher choices we as adults face in today's society where it is the norm to be in debt, albeit some more so than others. Credit card offers materialize whether you are looking for credit or not.

How to Protect Yourself: Debt Collections


So you are getting collection calls? You're desk is full of unpaid bills. You dread answering the phone.

Debt Help and Advice for the UK


At some time or another during our lives most of us will overspend and get into debt. Sometimes we can get our finances back on an even keel by cutting down on a few luxuries.

IVA: Individual Voluntary Arrangement


What Is an IVAThe IVA (Individual Voluntary Arrangement) was introduced by The Insolvency Act of 1986 as an alternative to bankruptcy which benefits both the debtor and the creditor. An IVA enables people facing financial difficulties to come to a formal agreement with their creditors rather than having to face bankruptcy.

IVA Advice


An IVA (individual voluntary arrangement) is an alternative to bankruptcy introduced by the government as part of the Insolvency Act 1986. This article provides an overview of IVAs and suggests what readers should watch out for when looking for IVA advice.

Debt Management - Is It the Right Choice For You?


Debt Management plans offer credit counseling clients a different and new approach to tackle their finances. Finding out if a debt management plan is right for you can take some time.

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Washington Post

Judge rejects DeVos's interpretation of order to halt partial student debt relief plan
Washington Post
The case stems from DeVos's decision in December to provide debt relief to former Corinthian students by comparing the average earnings of students in similar vocational programs. That earnings information is collected under gainful employment, ...
Education Department ordered to stop collecting debts from defrauded Corinthian College studentsThe Hill
The Future of Student Debt For Black People Is Looking Brighter: Here's WhyNews One

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Reuters

Greece expects substantive debt relief decisions from Eurogroup
Reuters
The Eurogroup will discuss debt relief to ensure Athens can return to market financing after eight years of loans from euro zone governments and the International Monetary Fund. “The accepted criteria for all sides is that this solution be convincing ...
Greek debt relief deal draws closerIndependent Balkan News Agency (press release) (blog)
Greece expects substantive debt relief conditions from Eurogroupwww.ekathimerini.com
Greece to get up to 15 billion euros after third bailout – German officialHellenic Shipping News Worldwide
euronews
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CA Attorney General secures $67 million in debt relief for former students of defunct for-profit school
Lexology
According to the announcement by the California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, the debt relief totals $67 million for the former students. The complaint, filed on the same day as the order, alleges the company engaged in unlawful debt collection ...



U.S. News & World Report

The Macedonia Effect? Deal May Boost Greek Debt Relief Hopes
U.S. News & World Report
"One cannot rule out that it will have a positive impact, since Greece appears to be a force that solves instead of creating problems," a Greek government official said, dismissing any suggestion that debt relief is dependent on the Macedonian settlement.

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New York Times

DeVos Halts Partial Debt Relief Policy After Judge Slams Procedures
New York Times
In response to a court order last week, the Education Department said that it would grant a temporary postponement of loan payments for Corinthian students in lieu of federal debt-relief claims. It also said it would stop collection payments for four ...
Federal Commission on School Safety | U.S. Department of EducationUS Department of Education
President Donald J. Trump is Taking Immediate Actions to Secure Our SchoolsWhitehouse.gov
Betsy DeVos: School safety commission won't focus on gunsCNN

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Washington Post

Trump administration undermined student debt relief unit while claims mounted, watchdog finds
Washington Post
As thousands of applications for student debt forgiveness poured into the U.S. Education Department, the Trump administration cut the staff working on the claims and ordered a halt to an overhaul of the system, according to the agency's inspector general.



NBC Bay Area

Former Corinthian Students to Receive $67M in Private Loan Debt Relief
NBC Bay Area
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced in San Francisco on Thursday that the state has reached a settlement of $67 million in loan forgiveness for 35,000 students who took out private loans to attend programs of the now-defunct Corinthian ...
Nearly 35000 former Corinthian College students in California will see debt reliefLos Angeles Times
AG Becerra secures $67 million in debt relief for former defrauded Corinthian studentsKUSI
California Wins $67M in Debt Relief for Defrauded StudentsCourthouse News Service
The Business Journal
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Open Democracy

Greece: in need of a debt relief that actually works
Open Democracy
Two years ago, we published a “Debt relief for a living economy” proposal, which entails a two-legged approach: 1) Greece needs a deep debt restructuring. Greece's large fiscal surpluses have been built on the back of an unprecedented decline of social ...

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Debt-Relief Scam to Pay $2.3 Million in FTC Settlement
Inside Higher Ed
The operators of a debt-relief scam have agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle Federal Trade Commission claims that they bilked student loan borrowers out of millions of dollars by pretending to be affiliated with the U.S. Education Department.
Court approves $12 million settlement between FTC and student debt relief companyLexology

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Mid-Year Financial Review By National Debt Relief
Benzinga
The year is halfway done and there are a lot of consumers who are still trying to figure out their finances that is why National Debt Relief shared some tips to assess their finances. The article titled "How To Do a Mid-Year Financial Review" released ...

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