Legal Articles, Bankruptcy & Debt

Considering Bankruptcy? Here's Free Advice from a Bankruptcy Judge

I stumbled on retired Bankruptcy Judge Charles Case's video for folks considering bankruptcy relief. It's the first time I said "amen" after a video.

Consumer Debt Load Outpacing the US Economy

Recent numbers, provided by the Federal Reserve, show that the number of debt consumers accruing is not in line with economic growth.

Student Loan Borrowers Take Out Larger Sums for Private Colleges

Student loan borrowers are often held responsible for making payments of over $350 a month, not only straining budgets but also straining marriages to the point of divorce.

Serious Court Judgments: It Can Be Much Worse Than You Imagined

A default judgment is a problem for most due to the potential for wage garnishments of up to 25 percent of disposable income, levying of bank accounts, and seizure of property.

Chief Student Loan Watchdog Resigns

There may be further worries on the student loan debt front as recent news announces the resignation of Seth Frotman, student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Default Judgments: A Matter Far Serious Than Your Credit Report

You may not have a lot of notice regarding a default judgment, and it can be quite a shock to try to go through the grocery checkout line only to discover your funds have been frozen.

Tips for Responsible Credit Card Ownership

Generally speaking, people tend to spend more when they use credit cards instead of cash. It can be easy to get in over your head with debt, and before you know it, filing for bankruptcy might seem like the only option.

Debt Collection- Know your Rights!

Debt issues can be hard to manage, and calls from collection agencies can make a challenging financial situation even more stressful. Before you pick up an incoming call from any debt collection agency, you must first know your rights!

Celebrity Bankruptcies

Although they live vastly different lives from the average consumer, celebrities often have to make hard decisions about their financial future, just like the 800,000+ people who file for bankruptcy each year.

Rebuilding credit after bankruptcy

If you’ve recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, chances are your credit was in tatters. Contrary to popular misconceptions, bankruptcy won’t ruin your financial future.

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