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Chapter 11 bankruptcies are up 63 percent

December 31, 2018

Chapter 11 bankruptcies occur when companies file for bankruptcy in order to protect themselves from creditors and to restructure their debt into something more manageable. This process is overseen by a Federal bankruptcy judge. Usually,…

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Toys “R” Us not going bankrupt after all

December 27, 2018

In the early summer of 2018, one of the largest and most iconic toy stores shocked the world by closing almost all of its 800 stores. Toys R Us was already in Chapter 11 bankruptcy…

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Bankruptcies soar among the elderly

December 18, 2018

A 2018 study has shown that bankruptcies among the elderly have increased over the last several years at a significant rate. From 1991 to 2016, the study indicated that bankruptcies of people 65 and older…

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The easiest ways to save money after bankruptcy

December 12, 2018

Life after a bankruptcy can be a tough. Sure, the knowledge that your debts have been wiped out is good, but sometimes there is a sense of failure. There is also the fear that you…

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Ways to Have a Low Cost Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, however it can also be the most expensive day of the year. In 2014, the average person spent $133.91 on candy, flowers and other heart-shaped…


Top Reasons People Go Bankrupt

It’s easy to assume that someone who files for bankruptcy protection has been financially irresponsible, but according to a recent post in the Huffington Post, some of the most common reasons people file for bankruptcy…


Why You Need to Organize Your Taxes NOW

As a new year begins, it is a good time to get organized and start fresh. This includes preparing for your taxes. While it may be tempting to wait until the last minute, especially if…


Getting Your Credit Card Debt Back Under Control

Credit card debt can quickly pile up, especially during the holidays. People tend to apply for more store credit cards and spend more money on their current credit cards this time of year when compared…

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State of the Home: Assessing Your Finances

Assessing your finances and learning more about where you stand can help you get a true understanding of your financial life and make the most of your income and assets. You can’t do anything to…


Workers Comp Considerations: Are My Benefits Taxable?

Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Of the two certainties, death is far simpler. While everyone must pay some taxes, calculating the amount you…


Resolve to Go on a Spending Diet in 2016

New year, new you. This is the sentiment shared by many as resolutions, promises and goals are written on January 1, 2016. Some resolve to find love, advance their career or shed some pounds.


Time Frame for Social Security Benefits

In an ideal world, people with disabilities would receive immediate support, but the modern world is far from ideal. If you are applying for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, the following steps may take you…


Caring for Children: Social Security Benefits in Georgia

Social Security helps those in need, but determining who is in need can be difficult, especially when the person in question is a child. Disabilities make it difficult for children to study or work, but…


What is the Ticket to Work Program?

When you are a person living on social security disability, it’s hard to see if you can work again without risking losing your benefits. With the Ticket to Work program, you sign up voluntarily. If…