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127. Tips for Filing Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can be a scary thought. But, if you are in need of a fresh financial start, you want to be sure you go about it the right way. That is because a mistake in bankruptcy can make it difficult to achieve your fresh start. We have previously discussed common mistakes and things that will […]

126. How to Request an Exemption From Your Wage Garnishment

If you have received an Earnings Withholding Order (EWO), you may be wondering how to ask for an exemption. Your EWO should include information on the wage garnishment process and exemption. Your first step will be to keep a record of when you received the order. How Do You Ask For An Exemption? In order […]

125. Bankruptcy Success Story: Cyndi Lauper

We want you to know that bankruptcy is not the end. In fact, it can be the beginning of your fresh start! Take Cyndi Lauper for example. Before she ever made it big, she was in a band named Blue Angel. The band fired their manager, which resulted in an $80,000 lawsuit. Cyndi did not […]

120. Are You Drowning in Debt From High-Interest Car Loans?

Are you having trouble paying your bills due to a high-interest car loan? You are not alone. In fact, auto loans make up $1.30 trillion of the total household debt. There are very high interest rate loans out there, some as long as 7 year loans. Moreover, about 33% of the people are behind on […]

117. My Employer Filed Bankruptcy: Is My Paycheck Protected?

Do you work for a company that has filed for bankruptcy? If so, you may be concerned about what happens next. First, you need to find out is under which chapter your company filed bankruptcy. This will influence you in different ways: Chapter 7 In a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, the company will sell off assets […]

116. Are You Having Trouble Repaying Your Debt?

Do you have more debt than you are able to repay? If so, you may be wondering what are your options. We have worked with many people in the same situation. So, what are your best options? Option 1: Do Nothing/Ignore the Debt Is this the best option? Well, if you have no income or […]

114. Bankruptcy Options for Married Couples: What You Need to Know

If you and your spouse both have a lot of debt under both of your names, you may want to consider filing a joint petition. What are the Benefits? First, it can be less expensive to file a joint bankruptcy than to file two separate ones. In fact, you may save court filing fees as […]

113. Bankruptcy Success Story: Abraham Lincoln

Most people hear the word bankruptcy and assume the worst. But, what most people don’t realize that a bankruptcy can be a fresh start. In fact, did you know that President Lincoln filed for bankruptcy in 1833 before he became president? President Lincoln co-owned a general store with a friend. They purchased their store’s inventory […]

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