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  Volume 6 Number 2

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The People’s Lawyer’s Tip of the Day

What is the best way to avoid rip-offs and solve problems? Know your legal rights! The best way to do this is at the People's Law School. This free event will be held in Houston on Saturday, October 7th. To register,  Click here for more.


Before Co-Signing on the Dotted Line ... Protect Credit

Thinking about co-signing a loan for a friend or family member? You might want to do some serious thinking before you take that step. Don't underestimate the possible costs of scribbling your signature on a legal document for the credit impaired. Co-signing has been known to destroy relationships and wreak financial havoc. In fact, most financial experts, such as credit counselors and financial planners, will tell you that co-signing is a bad idea.  Click here for more.


Americans' 10 Biggest Wastes of Money

When it comes to blowing money, we Americans have no peers. We are the world champions of frivolous spending and we have the record level of personal debt to prove it. How profligate are we? New Jersey dental-school student Steven Toth posted a mystery item on eBay last year under the title "The Biggest Waste of Money" and got a high bid of $136 from the last of 36 bidders -- for a piece of paper on which he scribbled that phrase.  Click here for more.


Top Five Best Credit Cards

Here are the best cards in five popular categories, from the best gas rebate cards to those best for students. With credit card companies fighting for customers, ask not what you can do for your card company, but rather, what your card company can do for you.  Click here for more.


Your Money

Will driving to a cheaper gas station save me money?  Click here for more.


For the Lawyers

Chapter 13 debtors can't tithe. A bankruptcy court has ruled that Chapter 13 debtors who are above the median income under the bankruptcy reform act's means test can't use their disposable income to make charitable donation. Click here for more.

 

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