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One More Way Student Loan Debt Hurts the Economy

Laments about the impact of student loan debt on the economy, and on young adults attempting […]

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Better Financial Literacy Could Reduce Credit Card Debt Trap

45% of respondents to a recent study by Credit Cards Explained said they’d never received a […]

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The Truth about Medical Debt and Bankruptcy

Earlier this year, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that medical […]

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Is Student Loan Debt Delaying Millennial Marriage?

Much has been written about how Millennials just won’t grow up. They live with their parents. […]

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The Cost of Buying a Car after Bankruptcy

Cars often present a Catch-22 for people struggling with debt. Maybe your current car payment is […]

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Bankruptcy and Credit

One of the most common concerns voiced by people considering bankruptcy is “Will I be able […]

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The Truth about Bankruptcy

If you’re struggling financially and assessing your options, you may be confused by what you’ve heard […]

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Filing Bankruptcy on Tax Debt

For some consumers considering bankruptcy, income tax debt plays a significant role in their financial struggles.  […]

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Tax Refunds and Bankruptcy

For many people with too much debt and not enough income, tax season is among the […]

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Is Debt Impacting Your Social Life?

Being deep in debt can limit your social life in practical ways: you may not be […]

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FTC Cracks Down on Debt Settlement Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this week that it was mailing checks to more than […]

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Would Wiping Out Student Loan Debt Boost the Economy?

Millions of Americans are struggling with student loan debt, and the impact of that debt reaches […]

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Google’s Payday Loan Advertising Ban: Consumer Advocacy or Censorship?

As of today, Google will no longer accept advertisements for payday loans, defined as loans that […]

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Military Debt Jeopardizes Servicemembers and Security

Independence Day turns the thoughts of many Americans to patriotism and the military troops that serve […]

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Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Once upon a time, “shred everything” was the key piece of advice for those hoping to […]

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Can Employers Solve America’s Student Loan Problem?

When you think about employer assistance with student loan payments, your mind probably jumps to loan […]

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4 Great Consumer Protection Resources

Most consumers know how important it is to watch out for unscrupulous lenders and service providers, […]

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The Truth about Millennial Money

We’re hearing a lot about Millennials, money and debt.  Some conclusions, like the idea that student debt […]

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The Reason We Bring the Law Office to the Living Room

According to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, 80% of low income people […]

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5 Ways to Cut (or Eliminate) Your Student Loan Burden

Big numbers make big news, so it’s no surprise that media coverage of the student loan […]

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge Explained

What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy discharge? While complex legal proceedings, such a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case, […]

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Posted by Kevin Chern

Bankruptcy and Divorce: The Chicken or the Egg?

It can be a very difficult choice to make – filing for divorce. However, the situation […]

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Posted by Kevin Chern

How Much Does it Cost to File Bankruptcy?

So, you’ve made the decision to file bankruptcy and get relief from the stress of overwhelming […]

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Posted by Kevin Chern

5 Tips to Stop Creditor Harassment

Being in debt is horrible enough for most people. Having collectors calling constantly adds to that […]

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Posted by Kevin Chern

Your Financial Life After Bankruptcy: How Your Credit Can be Improved By Filing a Bankruptcy

One of the most common misconceptions about filing for bankruptcy is that your credit rating will […]

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