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Dismissing FDCPA Lawsuit, Sixth Circuit Calls Out Congress for Creating Statutory Remedies Where No Harm Has Occurred

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ended a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) lawsuit because the plaintiffs could not show that …

4 Delectable Stuffed Avocado Recipes That Will Have You Going Back for Seconds

>Avocados always seem to take on the supporting role: avo toast, guacamole with chips, salmon with avocado sushi roll… You get the point. It doesn’t …

Reverse Mortgages: The Problems and the Alternatives | Investopedia

I sign on the line and get a big pile of money—how bad can it be? Many retirees in need of fast cash are asking themselves, “Should I get a reverse …

Liberal U.S. justices hit debt collector's business practices

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday questioned the practices of a firm that buys unpaid consumer debt for pennies on the dollar then seeks to recover it from people in bankruptcy even when barred from doing so by state statutes of limitations.<p>During arguments in a case involving debt …

Consumers’ No. 1 complaint: Errors on their credit reports

If you are upset about something on your credit report, you’re not alone.<p>Of all the complaints posted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s …

Personal Finance

11 routine screening tests that can save a man's life

Without regular routine health screenings, many men may be missing out on catching problems before they become major health threats. And let’s face it, we’re just not always as good as our female counterparts at keeping up with regular doctor appointments.<p>The American Academy of Family Physicians …

Sailing as a Family

A weekend on the water is the perfect place for busy families to reconnect with each other. Sailing can be a great way to experience the great …

U.S. debt collector gets five years in prison for fraud scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The owner of a Georgia-based debt collection company was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison for engaging in what prosecutors said was a scheme to shake down more than 6,000 financially-strapped consumers nationwide into making payments to his firm.<p>John Williams, who …

Corruption

Sears' Potential Bankruptcy May Spook Toymakers Ahead of Holidays

Toy makers fearful of not getting paid by <b>Sears</b> (SHLD) may be re-thinking how much they ship to the beleaguered retailer for the holiday season amid …

His medical bills went from $12,000 to $0. Now he's waging a 'vendetta' against overcharging

When Victor Echevarria started Remedy in July 2015, he wanted to help Americans who are overbilled for their medical care.<p>His cofounder had gone to bus stops and talked to people about their health and what was stressing them out. The answer was always about how much it costs, and Echevarria …

Personal Finance

8 Things Providers Don't Know About Debt Collection and Cell Phones

The move backfired, however, with the FCC clarifying that debt collectors must obtain express consent before dialing a cell phone number.<p>Almost …

Research Study: Ginger Can Destroys Prostate Cancer, Ovarian And Colon Cancer Better Than Chemotherapy

By Neny Herni Saturday, September 3, 2016 Ginger Benefit<p>Numerous people around the world have known and used the incredible health properties of …

U.S. Attorney Asks Court to Reconsider Countrywide Loan Case

Preet Bharara is not giving up on bringing civil charges for “the Hustle.”In an unusual move, the U.S. attorney for Manhattan’s Southern District has …

Bank of America

Credit Union

What is a 'Credit Union'<p>A credit union is a type of financial co-operative. Ranging in size from small, volunteer-only operations to large entities …

Sailing Traditions

Nautical customs and traditions have grown and evolved over hundreds of years of pleasure boating. Like traditions in any sport or discipline, …

Americans Aged 45-54 Have Highest Credit Card Debts

Young people are often criticized for their reckless spending and lack of savings. However, it's actually 45-54-year-olds who have the highest levels of dangerous debt, according to new research.<p>Data from ValuePenguin shows that middle-aged Americans typically have the highest credit card debt of …

Essential Nutrients for Aging Athletes

Get on Your Body's Nutrition Level<p>Elvert Barnes via Flickr<p>Just as your nutritional needs change as you grow from kid to adult, they continue to evolve as you mature and grow older. This is especially noticeable after age 50, when you may need higher levels of certain essential nutrients to maintain …

It’s Been 40 Years Since the Supreme Court Tried to Fix the Death Penalty — Here’s How It Failed

Filed 10:00 p.m.<p>03.30.2016<p>Commentary<p>A close look at the grand compromise of 1976.<p>In early April 1976, Potter Stewart, Lewis Powell, and John Paul …

Fair Credit Reporting Act, (FCRA) Violations: A Hidden Cost of Background Checks and Credit Reports

If you haven’t done so recently, now is a good time to review your company’s use of background checks and credit reports. The increasing number of …

Employment

Complete Guide: How To Lower Cholesterol Naturally

It’s never too late. Whether you’ve hit middle age or your golden years, the benefits of exercise are profound.<p>But as we age, not all exercises offer …

The 5 Things With the Biggest Impact on Your Credit Score

You know that your FICO credit score is a key number. Mortgage lenders will use it to determine whether you qualify for a home loan. They'll also use …

How to create a cycling training plan

This plan, devised by renowned coach Ric Stern, builds on our guide to training sessions by assembling them into a two-week programme that you can …

Tour de France

If You Carry a Gun in America

As a criminal defense attorney, I have been representing people charged with gun related criminal offenses for well over twenty years. During that …

Company accused of preying on student loan borrowers files for bankruptcy

Student loan borrowers now may have one less company trying to sell them help with their loans.<p>Regulators and state law-enforcement officials have …

5 Things to Look For When Buying a Used Sailboat

I had no idea what to look for when I purchases my used sail boat. All I had to go by was what I thought looked cool and so I ended up picking a boat …

Sailing

Keep Your Canvas in Tip-Top Condition

After replacing our cadet-gray Sunbrella twice and replacing zippers and restitching countless times in our first six years cruising, we decided …

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How to Use a Multimeter Video Tutorial

Martin Lorton is a solar power and electronics enthusiast. On his YouTube channel he has a number of really excellent video tutorials covering many aspects of electronics and electronics measurement. His 3-part series on how to use a multimeter is one of the best I’ve seen.<p>Many years ago, in …