Wednesday, July 30, 2014     Volume: 28, Issue: 52
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Junk debt: How the open market for delinquent debts leads to lawsuits and wage garnishments

There are a variety of terms you’ll hear when people talk about this money issue, including “unsecured debt” and “debt buyers.” Among those who’ve felt the business end of a related lawsuit, it’s usually called “junk debt.” But for Diane Gillett, “it was the perfect storm of crap.” “I said I was a shit magnet,” she said. In the backroom of her barbershop on the main drag in downtown Cayucos, Gillett eased into a worn, tan easy chair opposite an old barber’s chair. “I had four credit cards; I had l... [ Read Article ]