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Student Debt Blows Chill Wind At Housing Recovery

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Student Debt Blows Chill Wind At Housing Recovery

It’s the time of year where society’s noteworthy and notables appear on college campuses to congratulate and inspire the newest members of the college-educated workforce.

It's a Simple Bankruptcy Case... What Could Go Wrong?

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It's a Simple Bankruptcy Case... What Could Go Wrong?

There are creditors who on some occasions insist on being heard, and there is a Bankruptcy Trustee who is appointed by the United States Trustee’s office to administer the case and review assets and income.

The Lingering Effect of Hurricane Sandy

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The Lingering Effect of Hurricane Sandy

So much of our region has been physically and materially devastated over the last months. Added to the already existing weak and fragile economic situation, the overall effects of this storm may be beyond repair for many.

Top 5 Causes of Bankruptcy

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Top 5 Causes of Bankruptcy

On average, 5,102 Americans filed for bankruptcy each day that court was in session over the first four months of this year — and that’s the good news.

If You Declare Bankruptcy, Which Debts Disappear?

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If You Declare Bankruptcy, Which Debts Disappear?

Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy laws allow Americans who are overburdened by bills to have many types of debt wiped away. One way to understand this debt relief is to talk about the kinds of debts that do not disappear.

9 Myths About Fixing Your Credit

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9 Myths About Fixing Your Credit

Building better credit takes patience, discipline and a clear understanding of the strategies that really make a difference. Start by knowing the financial moves that don't work.

7 Credit Tips for After Bankruptcy

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7 Credit Tips for After Bankruptcy

Declaring bankruptcy is a decision that affects not only your finances but also your credit score. While your score may decrease after financial hardship, there are practical and real ways to improve it and get back on a better financial path.

How to Survive Bankruptcy

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How to Survive Bankruptcy

Filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is a hard blow for most people, but it can be the first step toward a more financially stable future.

12 Myths About Bankruptcy

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12 Myths About Bankruptcy

Like most big, bad scary things, bankruptcy has a reputation based on a few tidbits of truth and a lot of embellishment. And like most creepy crawlies, it's not nearly as frightening once you know the truth.

Decision: Bankruptcy vs. Debt Payment Plan

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Decision: Bankruptcy vs. Debt Payment Plan

If your debts have started spiraling out of control, you may have thought about whether to file for bankruptcy. Massive debt can be crippling, but filing for bankruptcy can also be life altering. Here's a quick guide to help you decide.

Too Broke For Bankruptcy?

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Too Broke For Bankruptcy?

A common response bankruptcy attorneys are hearing these days is that “I don’t have the money to go bankrupt.”

Foreclosure Scams - Don't Be a Victim

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Foreclosure Scams - Don't Be a Victim

If someone who is not your mortgage lender promises to save your home and asks for you to pay money up front, WATCH OUT.

Bankruptcy and Your Emotions

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Bankruptcy and Your Emotions

Read this blog from top to bottom. (Then read it again...and again...and again.)

Being Comfortable and Prepared

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Being Comfortable and Prepared

Preparing for Your 341 Hearing

Bankruptcy and Your Credit Score

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Bankruptcy and Your Credit Score

Recently, I read an article that surprised me. The article, in Smart Money, addressed the issue of credit scores and the effect of a bankruptcy filing on the score.

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