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November 2011 Archives

Judges Cracking Down on Paid Preparers

The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel reported today that

Judges cracking down on paid preparers who pocket fees, overcharge clients, wreck paperwork and have botched bankruptcies! To read the remainder of the article please click here http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/watchdogreports/bankruptcy-filings-botched-oe333mt-134731393.html

College Graduates Move Home and the Economy Feels the Impact

Here's an article from the New York Times providing a pretty bleak picture of one aspect of our current economic crisis. From the article: As of last month, just 74% of Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 are working, and 14.2% of young adults are living with their parents.

Can Same-Sex Couples File Joint Bankruptcy?

Can same-sex couples filing a joint bankruptcy? The U.S. Department of Justice announced on July 6, 2011 that it will no longer oppose joint bankruptcies filed by same-sex couples legally married in their state. This news comes close on the tails of the recent court decision in Los Angeles where 20 of 24 judges signed an opinion allowing a same-sex couple to file a joint petition for bankruptcy. That opinion declared that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. The U.S. Trustee in Bankruptcy has agrees that DOMA will not be raised to protest joint filings by married same-sex couples. One would assume that this rule would only be applied in states where the marriages are recognized. However, it has been noted that joint filings are the rule in North Carolina so long as the couple is actually married.

Restaurants Cutting Prices

It has been reported that Darden Restaurants that own Olive Garden, Red Lobster and other chains are cutting prices and offering specials to attract customers. As a sign the of the times, this restaurant chain is putting its prices on a diet. Restaurants simply have to discount right to get people to spend money.

Student Loans Now a Bigger Problem Than Credit Card Debt

USA Today recently published an article explaining that Americans' student loan debt, which totals approximately $850 billion, now exceeds outstanding credit card debt in the U.S., which totals approximately $828 billion.

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