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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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We all think that if we spend enough time doing our research well and try really really hard, we can find an easy solution to our problems. We want to believe it so much when we find something we fall for it.
There is a saying that I learned as a child....."there ain't no such thing as a free lunch". If you go to someone's house and eat their food, it wasn't "free food". In order to prepare the lunch, the other person went to the store, or wherever, and purchased it. If everything that was served was grown in a garden, it still wasn't free. It was still planted, watered, weeded, and perhaps fertilized. It was harvested and then cooked. So it wasn't actually "free" to this person either. Through a combination of effort, this person earned the food.
This phrase has served me well over the years. Here's an interesting take on "free food":
I learned the phrase from Robert Heinlin, who incororated economic and social issues into his fiction. I have also read a little Milton Freeman. I can't imagine paying someone I didn't know for something that I may or may not have in the future, but some people do.
I received a referral from a Realtor recently. She had a client that wanted to buy another home, but there were a number of things on the prospective buyer’s credit. She told me that he had gone to a credit repair company, but after a few months, nothing on the credit report had changed.
I actually met with the client and ran the credit. As the Realtor told me there were numerous items that were a problem. I went over the list with the client and as it turned out, all the obligations were actually owed.
He told me that the credit repair company told him, they could get the items off his credit without paying any part of the debt. He paid them $2,500 to get rid of $5,000 worth of obligations. He has called them numerous times to get a status, but each time he was able to speak to someone they said we should be all set real soon. He wasn’t ready to admit it, but he was ripped off.
Here is what anyone in this situation needs to know, if the debt is owed, NO ONE can get anything off a credit report, unless the debt is paid or settled. Certainly if the obligation is incorrectly reported, it shouldn’t have to be paid.
I coached him on the process, gave him all the phone numbers of the collection agencies and coached him about arranging for 2 secured credit cards. Hopefully, he will make his other monthly obligations on time and not create any additional problems.
I let the Realtor know, if the client did what I have suggested, he should be ready to go in 4-6 months.
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