Books

  • Jeff Michael: Repair Your Credit and Knock Out Your Debt

    Jeff Michael: Repair Your Credit and Knock Out Your Debt
    I highly recommend this book because I wrote it.

  • Edie Milligan: Tips from the Top: Targeted Advice from America's Top Money Minds

    Edie Milligan: Tips from the Top: Targeted Advice from America's Top Money Minds
    I have about a dozen entries in this book.


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Comments

Jeff:

Perhaps a bit ironic, but you mentioned the NCC in your last post, and then talked about non-profit debt triage in this one, which is precisely what the NCC was trying to accomplish.

Lots of info here:

http://cesr.us/

At any rate, I didn't actually meet Harvey Warren until after the FTC takedown, but in many conversations with him, his legal counsel, and other colleagues, I'm convinced he was onto something big and important and was simply too far ahead of his time.

I believe also that Dr. Robert Manning, who knows and understands the events surrounding the NCC even far more than I, also generally supports Harvey Warren's take on the events.

Thanks for commenting, Richard, but I disagree strongly with you on this.

I've looked at the CESR web site before, and seems to me to just be an effort to rewrite history. I used to respect Dr. Manning, but for me he sacrificed much of his credibility when he threw in with these guys.

Whatever they claim they were doing, I don't think helping debtors was foremost on the NCC's agenda. It seems to me they cared more about lining their own pockets (and glorifying certain individuals withing the company).

A non-profit "debt triage" like I mention is not what the NCC was up to: specifically, consider their telemarketing campaign and the way they handled their debt negotiation: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/05/ncc.htm

I believe I'll lose this debate in the long run, though. Warren is cunning, and tirelessly committed to his spin of what happened. He and Manning will write more books and eventually come out looking like victims. Heck, if he's already succeeded in convincing you that he's something other than what he was, then he's probably already won.

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