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Privacy considerations in bankruptcy cases

August 31, 2018

Many people facing the prospect of filing a personal bankruptcy are concerned about the loss of privacy that could occur when their financial affairs become a matter of public record. This is a reasonable concern.…

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Can student loans be discharged in bankruptcy?

June 29, 2018

The spotlight on student loan defaults has grown brighter the past five years, yet the ever-growing student loan crisis crippling the financial futures of many students in college and beyond has yet to be solved…

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What is a bankruptcy discharge?

June 1, 2018

When a person files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, their intention is to have as many of their debts discharged as possible. But what exactly does it mean to have debts discharged? When a debt is discharged…

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Do I have to file a joint bankruptcy with my spouse?

January 30, 2018

It is no secret married couples do a lot of things together, such as raise children and pay taxes. Something else they can do as a unit, but do not have to, is file a…

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terrified of collection calls

Terrified of Collectors? Easy Ways to End the Conversation

Nobody likes receiving phone calls from bill collectors, but if you owe money to a creditor and it’s past-due, there’s a good chance you’ll soon be harassed by bill collectors — if you haven’t been…

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man scared of his bank statement

Scary Bank Statements – Control of Your Spending

Credit card bills and bank statements got you spooked this Halloween season? If so, then it might be time to explore tips for reducing your spending and paying down your debts. It’s easier (and less…

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What Happens to my Debt When I Die?

What Happens to my Debt When I Die?

Debts are such an ingrained part of our daily lives that we’ve learned to accept them without thinking about it too much. We pay our credit card bills and write a check for the car…

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Social Security

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Social Security

Applying for Social Security benefits can be a little bit complicated when if you are a veteran with PTSD. You should understand what PTSD is and see a doctor if you believe you may suffer…

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What is Strategic Bankruptcy?

What is Strategic Bankruptcy?

When many people hear the word bankruptcy, the first thing they think of is fear and despair. While the aftermath of bankruptcy will result in a period of change, it doesn’t have to be synonymous…

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Social Security Savvy: Can I Work While Receiving Disability Benefits?

Social Security Savvy: Can I Work While Receiving Disability Benefits?

Thanks to modern medicine and aid programs, many people with disabilities have no trouble living happy, fulfilling lives. Social Security helps those with disabilities overcome financial and physical challenges. This is a boon not only…

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Mediterranean Mayhem: Understanding The Greek Crisis

Mediterranean Mayhem: Understanding The Greek Debt Crisis

International finance may be Greek to you, but national bankruptcies are surprisingly similar to personal ones. To understand the current financial crisis in Greece, it helps to think of the Greek nation as an individual…

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Limelight Liquidation: 5 Shocking Celebrity Bankruptcies

Limelight Liquidation: 5 Shocking Celebrity Bankruptcies

From commercials to movie cameos to the many perks of fame, celebrities have no shortage of opportunities to make and keep money, yet many manage to go broke anyway. Dozens of stars have fallen from…

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Bankruptcy Glossary

Read This: Bankruptcy Glossary

Even the most responsible borrowers can’t always repay their debts, so if you plan to start a business or obtain a mortgage, make sure to have an exit strategy. Bankruptcy can provide a way out…

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