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One of the things I hope you will learn from my website is empowerment. That includes taking charge of your own money and knowing how to fight for your consumer rights. Learn how to protect yourself and effectively battle bureaucracy.Helpful Guides and Links:
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Protect against foreclosure deficiency claims

Protect against foreclosure deficiency claims

Have you been foreclosed on in the last 7 years? Bill collectors may be seeking what's called "deficiency." Here's what you need to know to protect yourself.


Woman Brings Late Husband's Ashes to T-Mobile Store Over Dispute

We take it as almost an article of faith that our social media accounts will live on after we die. But what about the contracts we enter into with cellphone providers? There's an ugly story out of Wales involving a 57-year old man named David Raybould who was paying T-Mobile ...

How to answer the credit card income-verify email

How to answer the credit card income-verify email

Gotten a notice from your credit card issuer asking you to verify income? It's real. But here's how you should to handle it.

6 Things You Need To Know After Any Retailer Data Breach

It's the latest in a string of high-profile breaches that has included Target, the Heartbleed breach, eBay, and the Russian hackers getting 1.2 billion usernames and passwords. And now, in the midst of a severe case of "breach fatigue," we're getting word of the Home Depot data breach. This one ...

How to wipe your phone clean before upgrading

How to wipe your phone clean before upgrading

Your personal information and private photos could end up in the wrong hands if you sell your smart phone and don't erase it completely.

Print Media Plagued by Subscription Scams

Time Warner is doing some ugly stuff in the magazine business through a secret subsidiary known as Synapse Group that is ripping people off, according to The New York Times. Heed this warning about magazine subscriptions First a little background here: I subscribe to Fortune, a Time Warner magazine, and ...


Robocalls Annoy You? Here's How One Man Got $22,500 for His Inconvenience

Feeling frustrated by robocalls on your cellphone? Imagine being able to make the company behind the automatic dialing pay you $500 or more per call! One man did it and here's his story.   Dish Network fined over robocalling Chester Moore of West Virginia was never a Dish Network customer. ...

Know Your Rights With Debt Collectors

The phone rings for the 1,000th time and it's a debt collector again. Do you have any rights? What are they? How to deal with debt collectors When a debt collector harasses the wrong person, the law is not written to protect you. That's because it never occurred to the ...

Face-to-face customer service at ATMs, kiosks

Face-to-face customer service at ATMs, kiosks

Customer no-service may soon be a thing of the past thanks to new technology. Look for banks and even their ATMs to do this soon.

Chase Bank Breach Leaves 76 Million Customers Exposed

Another day, another data breach! This time it was Chase Bank that got hit. While there’s no indication that financial account info has been stolen, Russian hackers reportedly made off with a treasure trove of other info on millions of people. Among the info floating around out there are the ...

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