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May 2014 Archives

How to protect your wages from garnishment in Wisconsin

As we briefly discussed in our last post, creditors are sometimes able to get permission from the court to start garnishing your wages in order to start getting money back on the debt you owe. Of course, this is an extremely stressful and infuriated thing to go through for someone who is struggling financially.

Should credit scores treat medical debt differently? (1 of 2)

As any Wisconsin resident with a bad credit score knows, those three little numbers can have a major impact on your life. Potential lenders look at a person’s credit rating when determining whether or not to provide a loan or credit card. Having a poor score, therefore, can close a lot of doors.

What to expect during our first meeting

Milwaukee residents who come into our offices for the first time are often exhausted and anxious. They have typically been harassed endlessly by creditors and are overwhelmed by the burdens of debt.

Lawmakers starting to acknowledge student debt crisis (2 of 2)

Welcome back to our discussion on the student debt crisis. While thousands of college students throughout Wisconsin are celebrating their hard-earned degrees this month, many are also wrought with worry over how they will pay back their student loans.

Report: Credit card debt caused by bad luck, not bad budgeting

It is often assumed that people who get in over their heads with credit card debt do so by spending irresponsibly, making lavish purchases or buying things they know they cannot afford.

Living without credit cards after getting out of debt (1 of 2)

Many Wisconsin residents depend on credit cards because it is now the easiest way to pay for things. Hardly anyone carries cash anymore and many places do not accept checks. Additionally, a lot of spending is done online these days, and credit cards are the most common method of payment.

What are the different types of bankruptcy? (Part 2 of 2)

Welcome back. Last week we discussed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Today, we will explore Chapter 13 bankruptcy and alternatives to bankruptcy, including Wisconsin's Chapter 128 Reorganization law.

Some private student loans auto-default when co-signer dies

Last week, we mentioned how as the cost of higher education has soared in the United States, many parents and grandparents have offered to help their children or grandchildren pay the cost of tuition. One way parents and grandparents are doing this is by co-signing private student loans.

Nearing retirement with student loan debt? You're not alone

Countless individuals in Wisconsin struggle to make their student loan payments each month. While we often hear about student loan debt primarily affecting young people, in reality it's a problem facing a much larger demographic.

Setting off on the right track after your bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy can cause a person's credit score to take a hit, but those negative effects aren't permanent. As we have been discussing this week in previous posts, it is possible to start rebuilding your credit right after your bankruptcy discharge takes place.

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