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July 2014 Archives

How to rebuild credit after a bankruptcy filing

Some Wisconsin residents are reluctant to file for bankruptcy protection because they are afraid that it will permanently affect their credit scores. However, by taking the right steps, it’s possible to rebuild credit after filing for bankruptcy.  

We help small businesses with big financial problems

Owning a small business is part of the American dream. However, as many Wisconsin residents have learned, even a great business plan doesn't necessarily equal financial success. Unfortunately, many small businesses experience financial problems because of factors out of their control.

Factors that contribute to credit card debt

While some see credit card debt as a sign of irresponsibility or foolishness, a new report from the think tank Demos shows that this is an unfair assessment of people who routinely carry over credit card balances from one month to the next.

Taking out a 401(k) loan to pay off debt

Currently, retirement accounts are many Americans' largest assets. That's why some people are turning to their retirement savings to pay down credit card debt that has spun out of control. However, according to financial experts interviewed by CNNMoney, this is a risky endeavor that often backfires.

How we can help with auto repossessions

If you are facing financial problems and have been failing to make payments on your auto loan, it won't be long before the creditor will try to repossess the vehicle. Vehicle repossession is a stressful thing to go through, and unfortunately most people aren't aware of their rights during the process.  

Economics 101: Did consumer debt cause the Great Recession?

According to a columnist with the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch, the Great Recession was the eventual result of wages for the middle class flattening out around 1980. In the years after, the middle class took on more debt to purchase homes, buy cars and make other purchases.

How to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

This week we have been discussing topics relating to Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In the first post, we discussed how national credit card debt has reached the highest level since before the economic recession, which could result in a spike in Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings.

What debts are dischargeable in Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

In our last post, we discussed how American credit card debt spiked in April to the highest level it has been since 2008. As a result, we reported that bankruptcy filings could also spike in coming years after Americans got in over their heads with credit card debt they couldn't afford to pay back.

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