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April 2013 Archives

Demographic trends, financial strains, solutions re the family home

As has been noted by national media stories and prior posts of this blog, Americans' financial problems that can potentially make things get a bit out of hand -- or flatly impossible to deal with -- can owe to one or a host of interrelated issues that result in a spiraling debt trap.

Income-based repayment plan spotlighted in student loan case

The question centrally entertained by several different courts and addressed most recently just last week by a federal appeals court concerns whether an individual unable to repay student debt and filing for bankruptcy must, as a prerequisite to that discharge, enroll in a federal income-based repayment plan.

Story highlights abusive tactics of Florida collection company

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is federal legislation that was enacted in 1977, prompted by the dire necessity of protecting Americans across the country, including in Florida, from abusive debt collection practices.

Debtor audits under aegis of DOJ "indefinitely suspended"

The consumer credit industry lobbied Congress hard several years back for anti-debtor changes it wanted seen in the federal bankruptcy laws, with those pushing for stringent adjustments saying that too many consumers were committing fraudulent acts in the bankruptcy system.

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