Woman Who Lost Home Over $68 Dental Bill Might Get Another Chance

Woman Who Lost Home Over $68 Dental Bill Might Get Another Chance

Almost a year ago, Sonya Capri Ramos was in the news because she’d lost her home over a $68 dental bill. Last week, the Utah Court of Appeals gave her some hope that she might be able to get it back from the title company that bought it at auction for $1,550. [More]

New Jersey Dealership Goes Under, Leaves Customers Without Titles To Their Cars

New Jersey Dealership Goes Under, Leaves Customers Without Titles To Their Cars

When Patrick Dunn’s auto dealership in New Jersey went out of business a few months ago, something weird happened to “40 or 50″ customers who had bought cars from him, writes Bob Braun at NJ.com. The company Dunn had taken out business loans with, Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC), went to Arkansas and asked for reposession of the cars in New Jersey. The Arkansas department of motor vehicles assumed AFC meant for unsold cars on the lot, so they granted the request—and now AFC says it owns titles to cars that people are already driving and paying for.

Couple Remodels Wrong Condo (Theirs Was Next Door)

Couple Remodels Wrong Condo (Theirs Was Next Door)

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FedEx Rep Steps Up, Makes Buying Car 1000% Easier

FedEx Rep Steps Up, Makes Buying Car 1000% Easier

Jeff has a big sweaty hug to give FedEx after their customer service rep Leslie personaly intervened and saved his car-buying transaction from getting 1000% harder. Read his happy tale, and another addition to the “ABOVE AND BEYOND” files, inside…

Woman Loses Home Over $68 Dental Bill

Woman Loses Home Over $68 Dental Bill

Maybe there are no more debtors’ prisons, but that doesn’t mean your life can’t be screwed up by unscrupulous collection agencies.

10 Secrets Of The DMV

10 Secrets Of The DMV

It’s no secret that every DMV office is like a relocated bit of Soviet Mother Russia on U.S. soil, or that the people who work there really do talk and act like Patty and Selma. SmartMoney lists 10 other things that may not be as well known, though. For the most part, the list is light on advice and heavy on anecdote and scandal—but there are still a few good lessons to be learned from it. They include: visit the nondenominational dmv.org before you go; don’t ever buy vanity plates (especially ones that announce you’re a female); and flood-damaged cars, which are dangerous to drive, are being fraudulently sold as “used” via unscrupulous dealers who take advantage of lax DMV title rules, so always “screen the car’s VIN through the free database at carfax.com/flood.”