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Getting a Canceled Debt Off A Credit Report

Debt collectors have a new swindle: trying to collect a canceled debt the consumer no longer owes. The creditor will forgive the debt, cancel it and send the consumer an IRS form 1099-C (see sample here), which should forever settle that the debt is canceled. But some...

Predators in the Courtroom

Predators prefer easy targets. We all know this is true on the street: you are more likely to get robbed if you look like easy prey. A pickpocket or thief is more likely to target you if you don't look like you are paying attention or you don't look like you belong in...

Stop Fraud, Don’t Just Complain About It

Stop Fraud, Don’t Just Complain About It

A friend shared this letteron Facebook, and I immediately suspected fraud. She knew she could share it on Facebook and embarrass the sender. She didn't know what else she could do. Would you? Fortunately, I saw it and let her know where else she could report the...

Is Home Birth Still Legal?

An administrative law judge (ALJ) just wrote an opinion that, if it is not defeated on appeal, will make all out of hospital births unavailable in Missouri. The ALJ, writing for the Board of Nursing, ignored the opinions of every expert with actual...