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What are your Rights When it Comes to Wage Garnishments?


You work hard for your money and those paychecks are all-too-important, especially when you are struggling financially. So what happens when your debts cause a wage garnishment? Do you have any rights? Let’s explore closer what a wage garnishment means to your overall financial wellbeing.   What are Wage Garnishments? A wage garnishment is when a court issues an order...

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Filing for Bankruptcy


If you have suffered an overwhelming financial hardship, you may be starting to weigh whether filing for bankruptcy is a viable alternative to the mounting piles of bills or the harassing creditor phone calls. Bankruptcy is a good choice for many who need a fresh start or want to consolidate their bills and be allowed to pay them back over...

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Case Study – Even the Famous are not Immune from Bankruptcy – 50 Cent


Usually, when you think of the rich and famous, you envision mansions, flashy jewelry, and a lavish lifestyle. Unfortunately, even the more famous of us are not immune to the pitfalls of credit card debt and medical bills piling up. Think of some of the famous names in the news that were, and for some, still are plagued by debt....

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Bankruptcy and Business: Deciding on the Right Chapter to File for Bankruptcy


Frequently in this blog, we touch on the manner in which bankruptcy impacts business.  Many big-name businesses have been facing financial difficulties or have even filed for bankruptcy in recent months, such as Sears, Gibson Brands Inc., and Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, just to name a few. It seems scary that these businesses have been facing financial adversity, seeing as...

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Springing Back from Bankruptcy


Many view bankruptcy as the end of the road – money runs out in business, or personal debt is impossible to manage, for example. The only way out for some is bankruptcy. But bankruptcy may actually help struggling businesses recover, and can even push business owners to increase their efforts and make their businesses not just survive, but thrive, and...

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The Rate of Bankruptcy is Rising Among Older Americans


Retirement. That’s everyone’s goal after having worked for over 40 years. But for many the elderly, this may be just a dream. Financial problems plague the older generation, from rising interest rates, to exorbitant medical costs, to crushing credit card debt along with the rising cost. On top of this, many people find their savings are lacking, and there is...

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