Common Credit Reporting Errors

Common Credit Reporting Errors

We like to think that something as official and consequential as a credit report is error-free, but unfortunately, credit reporting errors do happen. One study by the Federal Trade Commission found that about five percent of consumers have at least one damaging error...
4 Cases When Courts Protected Debtors’ Rights

4 Cases When Courts Protected Debtors’ Rights

Under federal and state law, debt collection agencies are prohibited from using certain abusive and fraudulent tactics to coerce debtors into paying off their debts. If the debtor is able to prove that debt collectors have violated their rights, they may be entitled...
Special Kinds of Debt

Special Kinds of Debt

Most of us have some form of debt, whether it be credit card debt, student loans, or a home mortgage. The first step to dealing with debt is to understand what kind you have. The most common form of debt is consumer debt, which is any debt that is personal in nature...
Is the debt collector being fair?

Is the debt collector being fair?

In the United States, we have the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) to provide some legal protection to debtors from debt collectors. In Texas, we also have the Texas Debt Collection laws specifically for our state’s residents. Those laws limit what is and is...
What if a debt collector is harassing me?

What if a debt collector is harassing me?

No one likes to be reminded of a debt they owe. We’d rather forget about it, or at least put it off until we have the money to pay it without ignoring our other monthly expenses. It can feel like we are being harassed and abused, even if we aren’t. But some creditors...