The Latest in Consumer Law Topics

Flitter Milz comments on vehicle repossession, unfair debt collection, credit reporting privacy and accuracy issues, and unwanted "robocalls" or texts to your cell phone. 

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Elderly people holding hands Aug 17, 2017
According to a 2016 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, debt for Americans ages 50 to 80 has increased by 59% since 2003. The report did not find a similar increase in debt for younger…
Stop sign Aug 15, 2017
A high credit score can make many aspects of your life more simple. You’ll have an easier time renting an apartment, securing a new line of credit, and you may even pay less for utility deposits and…
Worried person Aug 10, 2017
Unforeseen Circumstances When your car gets repossessed, you may feel a range of different emotions. Whether it's anger, embarrassment, helplessness, or guilt, you may wonder, "How did I let this…
Military boat Aug 10, 2017
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act If you are in the military and have defaulted on a car loan, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides special protections against the repossession of your…
Handshake Aug 03, 2017
It may seem as if a creditor has all the power in a loan agreement, but there are limitations as to what a creditor can and can’t take from you if you fall behind on loan payments. An article by Nolo…
Employer Jul 31, 2017
Did you know that poor credit can prevent you from getting a job? If you’re looking for employment, be sure to request your credit report and verify that your credit history is up to date and…
Legal books Jul 27, 2017
Many people know that unfortunate financial circumstances can result in negative credit report listings and that these listings can remain on your credit report for many years. The aftermath of…
New house Jul 20, 2017
Your credit follows you wherever you go, and that includes when you move to a new home. You may already know that your credit history can affect your ability to get approved to rent an apartment, but…
Credit cards Jul 17, 2017
Poor credit and unsteady financial standing can make many aspects of your life much more difficult than they need to be. Your credit follows you wherever you go, and it can affect your ability to get…
Car keys Jul 13, 2017
A recent USA Today article stated that 1-in-26 car loans were late by 90 days or more in the first quarter of 2017. Unfortunately, falling behind on payments is all too common. Emergencies happen or…

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