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Why You Need an Experienced Bankruptcy Attorney

Posted on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

Consumers who are considering filing for bankruptcy may believe they can do it on their own without the help of a bankruptcy attorney. This is can be a risky perception, particularly if you are considering filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy which means your debts are fully eliminated once a discharge is issued.

Here are some of the challenges debtors face if they try to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy without hiring an experienced bankruptcy attorney.

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Summer Barbecue Tips: Keeping Costs Down

Posted on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 @ 11:07 AM

Summer is definitely a time of added expenses. With the kids out of school, finding  ways to entertain and feed them on a budget can be tricky.

Everyone loves a backyard Bar-B-Que! Here are some cost saving tips to help get the most bang for your BBQ buck.

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5 Easy Ways to Earn Additional Income This Summer

Posted on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 14:07 PM

The long, lazy days of summer loom ahead. Not everyone, however, has the luxury of kicking back and enjoying them.

Whether you're a student hoping to get a jump on income for the next semester or a hardworking professional who needs a little extra income, there are several things you can do to earn additional income this summer

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Just the Facts: The History of Trump's Four Chapter 11 Bankruptcies

Posted on Fri, Jul 08, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

When it comes to Donald Trump, it appears that he doesn't do anything half-way. Everything has to be the biggest, greatest, and most luxurious experience possible. This belief lies at the heart of the Trump philosophy – a philosophy which he has extended into the world of bankruptcy.

Trump’s casino-hotel business empire has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, also known as a reorganization bankruptcy, four times since 1991. Each time, he has managed to bring his empire back from the brink of destruction and shed billions in debt. Trump himself has never filed for personal bankruptcy.

However, despite the tendency of his political foes to use Trump’s history of bankruptcies as a starting point to question both his business acumen and his abilities as a leader, the reality is that successful businessmen sometimes use bankruptcy as a tool to protect their business during financial downturns.

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What Happens to my Property in Bankruptcy?

Posted on Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 11:07 AM

One of the leading questions in the bankruptcy process is, what happens to my property in bankruptcy? In most cases, property is protected in bankruptcy unless a borrower has significant assets that are not covered under bankruptcy exemptions.

Regardless of where a debtor lives, there are certain exemptions offered by either the state or under federal bankruptcy statutes which are designed to protect homeowners.

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Fact or Fiction? 6 Bankruptcy Myths Debunked

Posted on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 @ 10:06 AM

Filing bankruptcy isn’t the most pleasant situation, but with all the myths floating around, it can make it even more difficult to understand.

To clear up any misunderstandings that you may have, we have debunked the following bankruptcy myths

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Famous Filings: Celebrities and Bankruptcy

Posted on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 @ 12:06 PM

Famous people are not very different than you or I when it comes to managing their finances. This means that bankruptcy is something that can affect people from all walks of life. Even some of the most well known celebrities have had their own financial woes where bankruptcy was the path they chose.

While the amount of money they are managing may be a bit higher than what we are used to, and their lives are more public, there is a long list of celebrities who have found themselves making the decision to file bankruptcy for one reason or another. These Celebrity Bankruptcies can help put things into perspective for you: 

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Important Things You Need to Know About a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge

Posted on Fri, Jun 24, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

Filing for bankruptcy can be a stressful process and involve a lot of planning. But taking the time to weigh your options is the best way to understand the process and make the best decision. The first step: understand which bankruptcy filing is right for you. When it comes to what you need to know about a Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge, here are 5 important things to remember.

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Rebuilding Credit After Bankruptcy: 5 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

Posted on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 07:06 AM

Filing for bankruptcy is never an easy decision, and it is one that can have far-reaching consequences for your financial future. However, despite common misconceptions, bankruptcy is not the financial nightmare that many believe it to be.

There is no denying that a fresh bankruptcy can limit your access to credit, and can make it more difficult to obtain credit, particularly for big-ticket items such as home mortgages. Because of this, the first step towards recovering your financial future after declaring bankruptcy is to rebuild your credit rating, which can be a far easier process than you may think.

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What Happens after Bankruptcy?

Posted on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

It is only natural that you have questions about a financial decision as big as bankruptcy. The decision you make to file could be one of the biggest you make in your life, and it can provide some serious financial relief. 

Still, there are some things you should be aware of before you make the choice. Knowing what happens after bankruptcy can make the decision easier.

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