Author Archives: Charlene Crowell

  • Debt Settlement Programs are Misleading

    You’ve probably heard the advertisements on urban radio urging consumers with at least $10,000 in debt to call a number right away for a financial rescue. Promising to end debt troubles by getting creditors to somehow accept less money than what is owed can sound really appealing. In ...

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  • Tired of Predatory Student Loans? Speak Up by May 27

    Are you tired of complaining to family and friends about things you feel powerless to change? Or, as college costs continue to climb and student loan debts increase, do you or someone you know feel helpless that your opinion could make a positive change? If you answered yes, know that the ...

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  • Over $90M Lost to Foreclosure Rescue Scams

    Earlier this month Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged an organization known as Freedom by Faith Ministries with defrauding over 100 consumers in Southeast Michigan. The alleged crime: foreclosure rescue scams. Unfortunately the circumstances that led to the Michigan lawsuit ...

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  • Ways to Close the Nation’s Wealth Gap

    Today, middle class households feel the same financial stress that low- and moderate-income families have borne for years, says new research by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a national nonprofit organization working to alleviate poverty and create economic opportunity. In ...

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