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How To Make Your Debt Disappear (No, it’s Not Magic)

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There’s actually one good thing about debt: it doesn’t always last forever. While everyone knows that there’s just no escape when you’re paying off a federal student loan, debt collectors actually have a limited amount of time to make a grab for your money when you’re dealing with things like insurmountable credit debt, private student […]

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Get Out of Debt Guy – Best of the Best Blogger Series

April 1, 2013
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In the 54th edition of our Best of the Best Blogger Series, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Steve Rhode from GetOutofDebt.org. Steve’s story is remarkable with life experiences that anyone, not only those struggling with debt, can derive true inspiration from. Not long after Steve’s real estate company went bankrupt in 1990, […]

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Is Your Kid More Financially Responsible Than You?

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It seems you can’t turn on the news these days without seeing something about the student loan crisis. And it certainly is a crisis. Student loan delinquency rates have reached 13.4%, and at certain colleges they’re now up to 30%. Given this fact, it seems strange to think that people under the age of 35 […]

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Debt-Industry “Black Hole” Destroys Personal Info

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Way back in 1976, famed physicist Stephen Hawking started a war when he argued that information could be permanently lost in a black hole, a violation of quantum mechanics. In 2004, he finally admitted he was wrong and paid off his bet – a baseball encyclopedia. But this isn’t over yet. It turns out that […]

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Is Your Internet Girlfriend Actually a Debt Collector?

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So one day you get a random friend request on Facebook from the most bodacious blonde bombshell you’ve ever laid eyes on. Normally you don’t accept randoms, but she’s a babe so you make an exception. You make some small talk, and to your delight she suggests meeting. When you roll up to her address, […]

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How to Fight Abusive Debt Collectors and Win

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The recession is abating, and while that’s good news for consumers, for many it’s bringing even more trouble. Debt collectors are out to get you. They’re out to cash in on all that debt you racked up when times were hard, and while no debt collector is cool, some of them are especially awful – […]

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Will You Be In Debt Till The Day You Die?

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Are you going to die in debt? The process of paying off your debt can feel like an endless nightmare, and for many people it could actually end up becoming reality. If you’re currently under the age of 40, there’s a good chance you will literally go to your grave still owing money. A recently […]

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A Tax on Money You Don’t Owe And Never Had

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Imagine this – you receive a letter in the mail from an organization called Strike Debt about some beneficent program called The Rolling Jubilee. You open it and learn that the group has paid off your debt for you – all of it. You check your accounts, and it’s true. These modern-day Robin Hoods expect […]

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What to Do When You’re Broke and In Debt

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If you’re like pretty much every other American, you’re in debt. You took out loans for school, bought a car and got a bunch of credit cards too. Problem is, maybe your post-graduation salary isn’t quite what you thought it’d be. Or worse, maybe you’re even unemployed. You probably feel like you’re going to end […]

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Will the Rolling Jubilee Rescue You From The Black Hole of Debt?

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As we mentioned last week, an offshoot of the Occupy movement known as Strike Debt recently wrote a little book to help people fight their way out of debt. But they’re not just stopping at that. They want to do it for you, too. The group seeks to abolish debt by actually picking up the […]

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