January 2006: Journalist.
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 04, 2007 Oregon moves on title lenders: Oregon goes after car title lenders
QUOTE: Some state lawmakers in Oregon want to make sure residents are not suckered into paying exorbitant fees for short-term loans...
Bankrate.com May 25, 2007 Deployment need not ruin business
QUOTE: Heads of military assistance organizations say loan programs for the business owners are inadequate and federal lawmakers are looking into tax credits to alleviate the burden. In the meantime, here are five steps business owners who are about to be deployed should take.
Bankrate.com May 02, 2007 Loan application makes you a 'trigger lead'
QUOTE: The lender's request for your credit report "triggers" an alert informing the credit bureaus that you are...looking to purchase a home or refinance your loan. The credit bureaus sell these trigger leads to lenders and brokers, presenting these industry subscribers with a list of candidates who are looking for a loan and meet their ideal criteria for loan products. Many consumers complain it's a violation of their privacy.
Bankrate.com Jan 03, 2007 7 steps to protect children from identity theft
QUOTE: A common red flag that something is amiss is unexpected mail such as collection letters or letters regarding financial accounts. Watch for credit reports in your child's name even though the child has never applied for credit...If you haven't had any problems yet, these seven steps will help protect your child from becoming a victim.
Bankrate.com Jul 20, 2006 Dueling views on home lending discrimination
QUOTE: when it comes to most types of high-priced home loans...black and Hispanic borrowers were more than 30 percent more likely to receive expensive subprime home loans than their white peers with similar finances.
Bankrate.com Apr 28, 2006 Bankruptcy law does have supporters
QUOTE: When the new bankruptcy law passed in 2005, critics vigorously attacked the legislation. Consumer advocates, bankruptcy attorneys and some lawmakers blasted the act as unfair and anti-consumer. But supporters of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act...counter that the law's demands are reasonable and address a mushrooming problem with bankruptcy fraud that was costing consumers billions of dollars.
Bankrate.com Apr 05, 2006 Travelers brace for turbulence on bankrupt airlines
QUOTE: If your summer travel plans involve plane tickets, you might want to listen up. There may be no one to fly the plane -- or an airline to fly on -- by the time your departure date rolls around.
Bankrate.com Mar 13, 2006 Bankrupt? Pay your full car-loan debt anyway
QUOTE: The law used to allow some people who filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy to escape a portion of their auto loan debt, keep their vehicles and pay a lower monthly payment...Now... Filers who want to keep driving their vehicles must pay the total amount owed if they purchased their vehicles within the 30 months prior to filing, regardless of the vehicles' actual values.
Bankrate.com Jan 13, 2006 Top 10 bankruptcy myths debunked
QUOTE: If you think you know all you need to know about the new bankruptcy law, you might want to think again. There's a lot of misinformation out there, and much of what you think you know might not be true.
Bankrate.com Jan 06, 2006 Do you know your bankruptcy risk score?
QUOTE: ...bankruptcy risk score. According to financial experts, this score is used secondarily to the credit score when financial institutions scrutinize a consumer's credit history.
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