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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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Woman in interview Mar 02, 2017
It's become more and more common for employers to request a job applicant's credit history before making any hiring or promotion decisions. A Demos.org article explains how employment credit checks…
Cars in parking lot Feb 27, 2017
A car repossession is a stressful inconvenience that affects many aspects of your life. Suddenly, you’re left without transportation. Your ability to get to work or address family responsibilities,…
Couple signing a loan Feb 23, 2017
When a lender or financial institution accesses your credit report, it's called an inquiry. Credit reporting agencies classify inquiries as hard or soft, and record the credit inquiries on your…
Calendar notebook Feb 20, 2017
A key aspect of financial wellness is to avoid spending above your means. It may be tempting to apply for an auto loan to buy a more expensive vehicle, but keep in mind that falling behind on…
Car dashboard Feb 16, 2017
A car repossession can make you feel powerless, as if you don't have any rights regarding your property. The consequences of a repossession are difficult enough without having to worry about the…
Woman on phone in car Feb 13, 2017
Contact from debt collectors can be overwhelming and intimidating, especially if they do illegal things like threaten lawsuits or wage garnishment. When you receive calls and letters from debt…
Man holding phone Feb 09, 2017
Debt collection harassment has become more and more common. One in four consumers have felt threatened when contacted by a debt collector, according to a recent report from the federal Consumer…
Cars in traffic Feb 06, 2017
It may seem easier to get a loan for the car of your dreams these days, but more people are falling behind on payments and becoming delinquent on their loans. The New York Federal Reserve reported a…
Soldier Feb 02, 2017
Service members are especially vulnerable to financial risk. They are often targeted by payday lenders, shady auto dealers, and other consumer financial scammers. They may face loss or denial of…
Pile of credit cards Jan 30, 2017
According to a study by NerdWallet, the average American household with credit card debt pays more than $1,200 per year in interest. Now that the holidays have come and gone, you may be struggling…

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