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Retirees Lose Big by Borrowing Against Hard-Earned Pension Funds

Consumer-watch groups warn that older Americans may be at risk of losing their pensions to loan scammers. Recently, aggressive lenders have been targeting retired teachers, military veterans, first responders and other pension holders to take out cash advances from their retirement funds. These so-called advances are in reality craftily disguised loans that carry extraordinarily high […]

Things Not To Do When Contemplating Bankruptcy

Before you file for bankruptcy, you should carefully plan with your attorney to steer clear of mistakes that could prove costly.  Here is a list of common mistakes that you should avoid: Trading unsecured debt for secured debt: Avoid paying off debt with money from a home equity loan or second mortgage. When you file […]

New Legislation Proposed to Discharge Private Student Loans in Bankruptcy

Millions of students enter college with high hopes of landing “the big job” after graduation.  Armed with good intentions and laden with student loan promissory notes, off they go into the world. Then, life happens and many graduates end up struggling mightily to repay their student loans. In addition to high unemployment rates and the […]

Life after Bankruptcy: Tips on How to Recover from Debt Overload

When your financial troubles force you to file for bankruptcy protection, you might have difficulty believing that you will ever recover. However, with a positive attitude, determination and family support you could be on the road to recovery sooner than you think. A change in your spending habits is an important step in your economic […]

Is Bankruptcy Ethical?

Filing bankruptcy is not an easy decision for anyone. However, for some – particularly Christians – it presents a spiritual dilemma as well. Although it is always preferable to try and pay your debts first, if you are unable to do so, a better understanding of bankruptcy and its options for debt repayment often provides […]

Can Bankruptcy Help You Fend Off Foreclosure?

The process of foreclosure might be a necessary evil for the mortgage lenders, but it is a nightmare for a homeowner unable to keep his or her head above water to make the mortgage payments.  Foreclosures follow a specific pattern, which every homeowner in financial trouble should know about in advance. 1. The bank sends […]

Two Things You Never Bargained For: Bankruptcy and Divorce

There is a well-known adage that the thing husbands and wives fight about most is money.  Financial tension can put serious strain on a marriage and can often lead to divorce. It should therefore come as no surprise that when many marriages fail, the spouses wind up with financial difficulties, as well. Couples should consider […]

The Presumption of Fraud under BAPCPA

Most agree that every effort should be made to curtail abuses of the bankruptcy system. Some, however, argue that the last major change to the Bankruptcy Code went too far.  The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) has been widely regarded as one of the greatest successes of the banking industry.  […]

How To Discuss Financial Problems With Your Kids

Many parents who are facing the prospect of a bankruptcy may be wondering whether they should be discussing their financial difficulties with their children. In all likelihood, your kids already have some sense of what’s going on. Research shows that a child’s perception of financial distress without explanation or assurances can cause long-term psychological problems […]

Debts That Cannot Be Discharged in Bankruptcy

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is currently in court trying to get his large child and spousal support payments reduced.  However, rumors that he is planning to file for bankruptcy may be just speculation since his domestic support obligations — including the nearly $1,000,000 he owes in back child support — cannot be discharged in […]