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A Simple, 3-Point Guide to Marketing Your Bankruptcy Firm

Posted on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 @ 11:04 AM

When marketing your bankruptcy firm, it's important to establish a strong base before you begin expanding with new marketing ideas. How can you make sure you're off to a great start? Here are our 3 tips to ensuring a successful marketing strategy for your firm. 

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Your Checklist for the 24th Annual #NACBASF Convention

Posted on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 13:04 PM

Every year, the National Association for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) hosts its annual convention. This year, the 24th annual convention will be hosted in San Francisco from May 19-22 at the Marriott Marquis. With a packed schedule of presentations, keynote speakers, exhibitions, and more, there are a lot of opportunities to learn new strategies for your firm and connect with other attorneys. Here's what you need to know about the Annual NACBA Convention, and how you can get the best experience out of it.

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5 Financial Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Posted on Fri, Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:04 AM

Living a healthy financial lifestyle can be a challenge. It doesn't take long for you to swipe your debit card or credit card a few times too many and find yourself spiraling down into more debt than you can handle. Learning to avoid these financial mistakes, however, will keep you on the right track financially and help you learn to develop better financial habits. 

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The Ultimate Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Filing Checklist

Posted on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:04 PM


Filing for bankruptcy can be difficult and time-consuming in addition to being emotionally draining and stressful. For most first-time filers, gathering the right forms and evaluating the advantages to filing will be the best way to get through this process. This is why we've built the ultimate Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing checklist that will help guide you through the process, and make sure that you do not miss anything for a smooth filing.

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4 More Inspirational Quotes to Lift Your Financial Spirits

Posted on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:04 AM

After filing for bankruptcy or undergoing any financial hardship, many people feel like they have failed in life. But everyone feels this way at one point or another, especially as we all face all different types of challenges in our lives. We've previously offered some inspirational quotes for those facing financial woes, but if you need new inspiration, here are 4 new inspirational quotes to lift your financial spirits.

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Your Guide to Spring Cleaning For Your Finances

Posted on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 @ 15:04 PM

With spring finally here, many of us are pulling out the cleaning supplies for a deep spring cleaning project. But spring cleaning isn't only for the garage or yard: you should also start spring cleaning for your finances. And we're not talking just about old files.

A financial spring cleanup is a good time to reevaluate your budget, debts, and loans and check on your holdings. Here are our tools and tips for cleaning up and organizing your financial papers.

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Understanding Tax Credits and Student Loans

Posted on Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 09:04 AM

As the deadline to file your taxes approach, some of you might be wondering what kinds of tax credits you can claim with student loans. If you're currently in school with loans or a graduate paying off student loans, there are a few deductions you can make. Here's a simple guide to understanding what these tax credits mean.

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Q and A: Are There Tax Consequences After Filing For Bankruptcy?

Posted on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 @ 06:03 AM

It's important to weigh bankruptcy advantages and consequences, yet many forget to look at bankruptcy and its tax consequences. Questions that filers should ask include: Are there any tax consequences after filing for bankruptcy? If there are consequences, what are they? When should you file for bankruptcy and taxes, and does the timing matter?

Here's a summary of what to expect when it comes to your taxes and bankruptcy:

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Spring Break on a Budget: Last Minute Tips

Posted on Fri, Mar 25, 2016 @ 12:03 PM

Ahhh...it's Spring Break time. Can I get a collective sigh for a much needed break? The sun is shining. School is out. Your Facebook feed is likely already flooded with pictures of friends and family enjoying their time on the beach, in the mountains, or in the snow. Well, you might be on a budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy your time off. We have some great last-minute tips for enjoying Spring Break on a budget.

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The 50/30/20 Rule for Budgeting

Posted on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 @ 14:03 PM

One of the biggest challenges you'll face when you decide to start managing your money is learning how to write a budget. You know that you need to keep better track of your spending and make better financial choices. Writing a budget is part of that, but you have no idea where to start! The 50/30/20 rule for budgeting is an ideal starting place. It gives you a financial blueprint for managing your income and developing a strategy that will help you not only handle your current expenses, but also plan for the future. 

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