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Fixing the Mortgage Servicing Industry: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s New Rules

Bureau Publishes Sample Letters to Mortgage Servicers to Guide Consumers WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released additional resources for consumers as part of its campaign to educate the public about the new protections provided by the Bureau’s mortgage rules. These new materials include sample letters that consumers can send to their mortgage servicers. The Bureau is publishing these educational materials in anticipation of the January 10, 2014 effective dates for its mortgage rules. “Taking out a mortgage to buy a home is one of the biggest decisions a consumer can make,” said CFPB
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Buying A Car? What to Watch Out For

If you think you’ve been ripped off by a car dealer and are interested legal help, click HERE for a free consultation.  The Marshall Law Firm will let you know if we can help. Otherwise, read on for information about common schemes seen in car sales. Buying a car can be confusing.  Apart from buying a house, this may be the most complicated transaction people undertake without the help of a lawyer.  While most people understand the general terms of a car deal, there are many details people may not understand or pay attention to.  It is in those details that
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Fighting By Writing: How to Write an Effective Complaint Letter

An unfortunate reality is that that people get ripped off every day. Nancy buys a car and it turns out to be a lemon. Tom’s hard drive freezes, but the manufacturer won’t cover the repair under warranty. You get your credit card bill and there are fees and charges you never agreed to pay. When this happens, most of us get mad, complain to our friends, and maybe make an angry phone call. This, however, rarely fixes the problem. The best way to get results is to put your complaint in writing. Letter writing is becoming a
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