Yesterday I wrote about my research on a multi-level marketing company called United First Financial. My problem with the company is not that what they’re selling isn’t good or doesn’t help people. The plan can help people pay down their debt faster. I just don’t believe handing over $3,500 for something you can get for far, far less makes sense.
The banking product utilized (mortgage accelerator loans) is available to consumers without this big fee. For a few hundred bucks up front, plus a very small annual fee (less than $100), you can get this product from a bank or mortgage lender. No need to shell out $3,500 up front! Continue reading
Recently, someone on my consumer awareness site Pink Truth asked about United First Financial. I did some quick research and came to the conclusion that it was a typical multi-level marketing scheme… basically a pyramid scheme that relies on the continuous recruitment of new members. I didn’t think another thing about the company.
But a fellow blogger on the personal finance site WalletPop recommended the company today and I couldn’t believe it, so I had to do some research again. She promoted United First Financial as a program that is “the debt snowball on steroids.” She spent $3,500 to sign up for their “program” to help her reduce her debt. Continue reading