Debt In The Media

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Videos

How To Be A Person | How To Deal With A Debt Collector

How To Be A Person | How To Deal With A Debt Collector

Published on November 21, 2016 – VICE News. Getting a call from a debt collector is terrifying. So we asked an actual debt collector to give us some tips. Brandon Wilson, who says he’s made over $10 million dollars collecting old debts, met Neko White in a pub to tell us firsthand how to negotiate a settlement. Then we met with Jessica Brooks, a credit expert from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs for more details.

Debt Buyers

Debt Buyers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Published on June 5, 2016 – HBO. Companies that purchase debt cheaply then collect it aggressively are shockingly easy to start. We can prove it!

Credit Reports

Credit Reports: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Published on April 10, 2016 – HBO. Credit reports play a surprisingly large role in our lives, but even more surprising is how often they contain critical mistakes. John Oliver helps credit agencies see why this is a problem.

Elizabeth Warren Explains How Credit Card Companies Make a Big Chunk of their Profits

Elizabeth Warren Explains How Credit Card Companies Make a Big Chunk of their Profits

Published on 2009 – Dateline NBC. Chris Hansen interviews Elizabeth Warren.

In Debt We Trust

In Debt We Trust

2007 – Directed by Danny Schecter. In America’s earliest days, there were barn-raising parties in which neighbors helped each other build up their farms. Today, in some churches, there are debt liquidation revivals in which parishioners chip in to free each other from growing credit card debts that are driving American families to bankruptcy and desperation…
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Articles

CNN Money

1 in 3 U.S. adults have ‘debt in collections’

Published on August 7, 2014 – CNN Money. Americans have a debt problem. An estimated 1 in 3 adults with a credit history — or 77 million people — are so far behind on some of their debt payments that their account has been put “in collections.” … The debt in collections ranged from as little as $25 to a whopping $125,000. But the average amount owed was $5,200…
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The biggest cause of stress in America today

The biggest cause of stress in America today

Published on February 5, 2015 – CBS News. Money continues to be the leading cause of stress for Americans, a new survey finds. Overall, stress in the United States is at a seven-year low, and average stress levels are declining, the American Psychological Association poll found. But money worries continue to nag at the American psyche, despite the ongoing economic recovery, the association says in its report released Feb. 4, titled Stress in America: Paying With Our Health…
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