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Life's Plan B

So Life’s Plan A is fine, right? Job and bills and hobbies and celebrity biographies on the weekends. But on days like today, one has to ask…what about Plan B? 606 more words


Debt Collectors Target Wrong Person For Wage Garnishment

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — Debt collection is at an all-time high in the United States and it turns out debt collectors don’t always go after the correct person. 347 more words


IRS Use of Private Debt Collectors Begins April 2017

Beginning this month as result of federal legislation enacted in December of 2015, the Internal Revenue Service will begin using private debt collectors to collect certain outstanding inactive tax receivables. 211 more words

Individual Income Tax

Former Lobbyist, Son Of Student Loan Debt-Collector, Resigns From Dept. Of Education

In our recent story on the Trump administration’s decision to roll back protections for potentially millions of student loan borrowers, we also told you about new Department of Education advisor Taylor Hansen, a former lobbyist for the for-profit college industry whose father is the CEO of a student loan debt collection company that has been suing Taylor’s new employer since 2015 for the right to charge thousands of dollars in fees to people who are already having trouble paying back their loans. 678 more words

Government Policy

Man Charged With Operating Illegal Debt Collection Business

GLENVIEW — A north suburban man has been charged with operating an illegal debt collection business in violation of a 2015 court order.

Nelson Macwan, 46, of Glenview was arraigned Friday on charges of indirect criminal contempt for operating a debt collection business in Illinois, according to a statement from Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office. 150 more words


Lawmakers Try Again To Close Loophole Allowing Government To Make Debt-Collection Robocalls

Once again, federal lawmakers are trying to close a recently opened loophole that allows the federal government — and, by extension, contractors working for the government — to blast out automated, unwanted, possibly incorrect, debt-collection robocalls. 243 more words

Telecom & Technology

1st Credit a distant second twice this week

Two good results this week for the Consumer Team at Howlett Clarke, firstly 1st Credit were silly enough to go head to head with me and Tom Brennan, and as a result, lost in spectacular form, and also they faced my colleague Chris Chapman in another matter. 292 more words