Debt collectors will never stop being ingenious when it comes to new ways to being annoying -- it's just part of their DNA, part of what makes a towheaded, strapping young lad say to his proud pop "Someday I'm going to be a debt collector, Dad!"
Surreptitiously wiping a proud tear as he rubs the bo ... More >>
Gary Elkins: State Rep, payday lender.Payday lending, where lower-income, lesser-educated, financially strapped people get some instant cash but sometimes end up paying 500 percent interest, is an industry ripe for some regulating, you would think.
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Borat would ace the driving portionIn case you needed empirical evidence that Texas has some of the worst drivers in the country, look no further than the GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test: The Lone Star state ranked an unimpressive 35th, falling ten spots from last year and 18 from 2008 ... More >>
Photo by Paul KnightHarris County is seeing the result of failed government efforts to fix the housing crisis by issuing 90-day moratoriums on foreclosures.July was the worst month for foreclosures in the county since the savings and loan debacle, just 73 properties short of the record month -- Octo ... More >>
If you've ever been harassed by a debt collector, deserved or not, Texas AG Greg Abbott has just stood up for you (As Joe Biden might put it, since Abbott's in a wheelchair).Abbott's office announced a settlement this morning against NCO Financial Systems, one of the world's biggest debt-collection ... More >>