Is robo-calling crossing the line?

Mar 21, 2012 Mike Garretson

Is robo-calling crossing the line?

Palisades Collection, a subsidiary of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-based Asta Funding, is in hot water after being the subject of multiple lawsuits for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Record reports.In one example, the


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Pennsylvania city clears old debt to go after active debtors

Mar 21, 2012 Mike Garretson

The city of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, is owed about $390,000 from five years of unpaid garbage bills and associated interest and fees, the Valley News Dispatch reports. City council has already agreed to write off $75,000 worth, however,


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Higher healthcare deductibles lead to greater patient debt

Mar 20, 2012 Mike Garretson

Higher healthcare deductibles lead to greater patient debt

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation's 2011 Employer Health Benefits Survey, it's estimated that 12 percent of workers insured by an employer in 2011 had deductibles of at least $2,000 - up 7 percent from 2009, DARK Daily reports.Kaiser's


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Credit debt still a major problem

Mar 20, 2012 Mike Garretson

New reports and studies have recently noted the major impact student loans and medical bills currently have on debt in the United States. Consumer credit issues from credit card debt is still as prominent as ever, though.The Q4 2011 Credit


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Big-time athletes must pay up too

Mar 19, 2012 Mike Garretson

It may seem like famous athletes are invincible, that their lives are perfect. They get paid millions of dollars to perform on a grand stage doing the one thing they love. It takes a lot to screw that up.However, some athletes who enjoy living


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