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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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…
Student in library Jan 26, 2017
Navient, the nation's largest servicer of student loans, has been misleading borrowers and making serious mistakes that have driven up repayment costs for millions of borrowers, according to the…
Credit cards Jan 23, 2017
A new year means that it’s time for a fresh start. Make your credit health a priority next year by assessing your credit and determining where you can make improvements. Set an attainable goal for…
unwanted calls Jan 12, 2017
Are telemarketers and debt collectors contacting you at all hours of the day? You may not know that you have rights and you can stop unwanted calls. If the calls continue after requesting they stop,…

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