Over the last four years, Dr Manning has valiantly engaged in malicious litigation in an effort to ruin his reputation and destroy his nonprofit companies. This has disrupted Dr Manning's work on behalf of consumers. Click here for information on status of litigation and contribute to his Legal Defense Fund.
Aspirations and Obstacles to Entrepreneurship
College Students and Credit Cards
supported by the Michigan State Credit Union League
Powerful new documentary on consumer credit/debt by Danny Schechter and featuring Dr. Robert D.
Dr. Manning announces new "History of Saving in America" project. Includes opportunity to acquire historic World War I and World War II
saving bond posters.
Join the Ben Franklin saving club and have FUN! Dr. Manning is working on a documentary, museum exhibitions, and war bond poster and antique saving bank
campaign. Save American history and enjoy the beauty of original and rapidly appreciating War Bond posters and vintage banks. Dr. Manning is collaborating with
major collectors to enable you to purchase authenticated, historic posters of our nation's commitment to saving and recycling. Learn more...
DVD Now Available!
FINALIST for 2007 HARRY CHAPIN MEDIA AWARD
Since Dr. Manning's October 2005 press conference, he has accurately predicted the collapse of the housing bubble in 2006 and the consumer-led recession in
summer 2008. Dr. Manning forecasts three phases of the 2008 recession: (1) consumer debt stress, (2) job/income loss, and (3) international investment pressure.
He expects that the second phase of the subprime mortgage crisis will continue to impact the US housing market through the beginning of 2010. View the entire press release
Robert D. Manning is the author and inspiration of Credit Card Nation which has influenced public policy and research on consumer
credit in the United States and abroad. Dr. Robert Manning has contributed to state and federal legislation concerning the marketing of credit cards to college students, consumer bankruptcy reform, predatory loans, and financial
A podcast interview with Dr. Manning about college students and
Dr. Manning's TOP TEN TIPS [pdf] of the Credit Card Nation
Newtonian Finances has partnered with Careerbuilder.com for employment related services (free and for
fee) and Cardratings.com for selecting personal credit cards (free services)
Ralph Nader delivered the inaugural address for the Center
for the Study of Consumer Financial Services (CSCFS) [Real Media Stream] at Rochester Institute of Technology on March 21, 2006.
Dr. Manning is the founding director of CSCFS and the new Consumer Financial Services undergraduate program at RIT.
Dr. Manning's discusses predatory lending and
banking deregulation on the Al Franken Show (AIR AMERICA Radio Network) on Thursday, April 27th.
Manning on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where he discusses marketing credit cards
to college students during springbreak. View the "Beach
Ploys" segment online!
here for info on viewing your credit report for free.
Consumer Bankruptcies soared to 2 million in
2005 following the enactment of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and
Consumer Protection Act of 2005. Dr. Manning, who testified against the legislation in the U.S. Senate Judiciary hearing in February 2001 and a
U.S. Congressional policy briefing in May 2006, emphasizes that it not only threatens American's consitutional right of filing for
personal bankruptcy protection but it is a hollow victory for the financial services industry since it will
not deliver significantly greater payments to unsecured creditors. In his forthcoming book, GIVE YOURSELF CREDIT, Dr. Manning explains the
implications of the new law to financially distressed consumers. Furthermore, major changes in
the Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) is occuring as the IRS is rejecting nonprofit status to many creditor financed "nonprofits" as well as
nonprofit counseling organizations associated with for-profit debt consolidation and debt relief programs. See IRS rulings while Module 12 is being revised. Click here for information on how to file for bankruptcy in your specific state.
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