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Bankruptcy and Divorce: What You Need to Know

Posted on 11/30/16 8:13 AM

People file for bankruptcy for many different reasons. Those reasons are often more complex than just being unable to make ends meet.  Usually, there is another life event that is putting stress on household finances.

Many times, financial trouble and the need for bankruptcy relief are brought on by a failing marital relationship. Or, it may be the other way around – financial issues may have led to the breakdown of the relationship.

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Managing Thanksgiving on a Budget

Posted on 11/21/16 1:23 PM

The cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table can add up fast! From picking out the perfect turkey to feed your entire family to a buffet line of sides to satisfy everyone's favorites, you may find that your budget is quickly stretched to the breaking point.

By following a few simple principles, however, you can make your Thanksgiving dinner happen on a tighter budget

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5 Signs You Should Consider Filing for Bankruptcy

Posted on 11/16/16 2:06 PM

Filing for bankruptcy can be a scary thought. However, many report that it saved them, gave them a fresh start and relieved their stress. If you're at a crossroads and considering bankruptcy, it's important to recognize the warning signs. 

Here are 5 signs you should consider filing for bankruptcy:

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Can an Employer Refuse to Hire Me if I Filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Posted on 11/10/16 10:07 AM

Individuals who are considering filing for bankruptcy are already facing a stressful situation. The possibility that a potential employer could refuse to hire them when they file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy can understandably add to that stress.

Section 525 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and other state bankruptcy laws place limits on whether a prospective employer can discriminate against someone because of a bankruptcy, and on how that employer can use information about a person's financial situation in its hiring decisions.

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Tags: bankruptcy and employment

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