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Yes, Debt Collector Harassment Can Cause PTSD

By Consumer Law PA |

When most of us were children, kids who were the targets of bullying by classmates could expect their parents to tell them to toughen up and their teachers to tell them to stop being a tattletale.  Today, parents and teachers recognize peer bullying for what it is, namely harassment and emotional or physical abuse. … Read More »

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The Department Of Education Will Discharge The Student Loans Of More Than 300,000 People With Permanent Disabilities

By Consumer Law PA |

More than half a million people in the United States have permanent disabilities and also owe money on student loans.  Approximately 365,000 are eligible to have their remaining loan balances discharged, a number of borrowers approximately equal to the population of Pittsburgh.  More than half of those borrowers have already defaulted on their loans. … Read More »

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WARN Notices: A Canary In A Coal Mine For Strategizing About Debt Repayment

By Consumer Law PA |

There is nothing quite like the feeling of panic you feel when you find out that your position is being eliminated, but the dread you feel when you find out bad news about your local economy, even if the piece of news does not directly affect you, is not pleasant, either.  Instincts can be… Read More »

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Are Secured Credit Cards The Answer To Your Debt Problems?

By Consumer Law PA |

The more money you have, the more you can borrow.  This makes sense from a lender’s perspective, because someone who has plenty of valuable assets is more likely to be able to pay you back.  From the perspective of someone who can only afford to purchase a house, car, or other expensive but necessary… Read More »

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How Scary Is It That Facebook Is Launching A Debt Collection Program?

By Consumer Law PA |

Facebook has been making people feel worse about themselves for going on twenty years now.  It started out as a forum for college students to pass judgment on each other’s physical appearance in terms that school-sponsored publications do not allow.  Facebook was the original homeland of the humblebrag, where people show off purchases that… Read More »

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How To Avoid Student Loan Forgiveness Scams In Pennsylvania

By Consumer Law PA |

Given that the cost of university education has skyrocketed since the time the current generation of college students was born, while an increasing percentage of well-paying jobs require a bachelor’s degree, plenty of debt-ridden graduates would venture to say that student loans are a racket.  Some outspoken journalists would make a similar claim about… Read More »

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5 Ways To Make Your Parent PLUS Loan Balances Shrink Or Disappear

By Consumer Law PA |

The business of selling a “college experience followed by a lucrative job” dream to prospective students and their families is a huge industry.  Students are not the only ones whose dreams are dashed once the student loan bills begin arriving.  Parent PLUS loans are among the most insidious types of student loans.  Most applicants… Read More »

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The PSLF Program In Its Current State Is A Mess, But A Consumer Law Attorney Can Help

By Consumer Law PA |

Student loan debt has been a national crisis for years, and millions of borrowers have hinged their hopes on the Biden administration’s promises to make student loan forgiveness more accessible to former students struggling to repay the federal loans they took out to fund their education.  Promises to forgive a certain amount for all… Read More »

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Beware Of Parent PLUS Loans

By Consumer Law PA |

Saving money to fund your children’s college education is a dream for many parents, but as the cost of university tuition has skyrocketed since today’s parents were in college, that dream has become unattainable.  You may have put checks that you received as wedding gifts or enclosed in cards attached to the crocheted blankets… Read More »

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Public Universities In Pennsylvania Will No Longer Refer Unpaid Student Fees To Collection Agencies

By Consumer Law PA |

Even if you have scholarships and grants, even if you hold paid employment every semester that you are in college, and even if your parents have lived below their means for your entire life in order to build a college fund for you, higher education has a way of hitting Generation X and everyone… Read More »

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