By: Robert J. Nahoum Identity theft is a serious crime that can have a devastating impact on your financial and personal life. If you think you may be a victim of identity theft, it is important to take action immediately to protect yourself. Here are some steps you can take if you are the victim of identity theft: Place a […]
What To Do If You Are The Victim Of Identity Theft
How the Federal Truth in Lending Act Protects Car Buyers
By: Robert J. Nahoum The Federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA) is a federal law that was enacted in 1968 to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive lending practices. TILA applies to a wide range of consumer credit transactions, including car loans. One of the key provisions of TILA is the requirement that lenders disclose certain information to borrowers before […]
How Signing An Auto Sales Contract May Allow an Auto Dealer to Get Away with Fraud
By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM You’ve decided to take buy a new car. Like most people, you don’t have enough cash on hand to buy the car outright so you are planning to finance the purchase of your new car. You get to the dealership, find the car you want and negotiate a price. You step into the finance […]
How to Use Consumer Arbitration to Your Advantage
By: Robert J. Nahoum WHAT IS ARBITRATION? As technology advances, our lives have been made easier in many ways. There is no shortage of companies lining up to provide us with one sort of a service or another. Some we pay for like our cell phones, cable, internet and Netflix while others are free like Facebook, twitter and YouTube. One […]
Must You Pay Your Mortgage During the Corona-Economy?
By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM We are in the depths of the Corona-Economy, as of this writing, nearly 10 million US workers have already filed for unemployment benefits with far more to come. These numbers do not include gig workers and those still working but fewer hours. Given this extraordinary economic disruption for working Americans, the burden to make […]
Consumer Financial Projection Bureau Issues Report of Debt Collection
By: Robert J. Nahoum Federal debt collection watch dog the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (called the CFPB for short) has issued a its findings on a survey conducted of consumer experiences with debt collection. According to the CFPB, “the survey results substantially expand the understanding of debt collection in the United States by providing the first comprehensive and nationally representative […]
5 Careless Credit Mistakes Millennials Make
By: Robert J. Nahoum In a recent survey 30% of millennials said they would sell a body part to pay off student debt. The absurdity of this statement certainly highlights the tremendous attention given to the student debt crisis facing millennials. Weighed down by hefty student debt, any hopes millennials have of ever buying a home, getting a car loan, […]
What is Arbitration?
By: Robert J. Nahoum As technology has advanced our lives have undoubtedly been made easier. There is no shortage of companies lining up to provide us with one sort of a service or another. Some we pay for like our cell phones, cable, internet and Netflix while others are free like Facebook, twitter and Youtube. One thing these companies all […]
What is The Credit Repair Organizations Act?
By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: For many, your credit score has a powerful influence on your life. Your score influences how much your home and your car will cost and whether you will be approved for insurance, an apartment and even a job. With stakes this high, a lot of attention is paid to improving people’s scores. Everywhere you […]
What is the Equal Credit Opportunity Act?
By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: The use of consumer credit is everywhere in our society. People use credit and incur debt to pay for cars, homes, education and for every day needs. With such widespread use of credit, the United States Congress recognized that consumers seeking credit needed to be protected from discrimination on the basis of race, color, […]