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Big 3 Credit Reporting Agencies Just Announced A Big Change

Worried about your credit? New changes in credit reporting could improve your score. The big three credit reporting companies, Equifax, TransUnion and Experience just announced that they may remove reports about tax liens and civil judgments if data in them is missing specific information.

Rising medical costs and medical debt continues to drain American families

Americans continue to feel the weight of rising healthcare costs. The cost of obtaining healthcare is especially high for residents of Wisconsin. The cost of healthcare in the state is the second highest in the nation behind Alaska. The cost of 235 common medical services in Wisconsin was 81 percent higher than the national average.

Restoring credit after bankruptcy in Wisconsin

People considering bankruptcy often worry about the impact that bankruptcy will have on their credit. Many people defer bankruptcy longer than they should fearing they will never be able to get a credit card, mortgage or car loan again. Learn the truth about bankruptcy and credit and what can be done to restore credit after bankruptcy.

Debt relief solutions for people earning more than $100K

Debt does not discriminate. Whether your income is $25,000 or $125,000, you may still find yourself struggling to make ends meet. People whose income exceeds $100,000 often worry that they will not be eligible to file for bankruptcy. The good news is there are options. Understanding how bankruptcy works and what alternatives are available is the first step.

How to get your financial house in order in the new year

It's a new year. What are you going to change? What are excited about? How about getting your financial house in order? If you have been wrestling with debt, now is the perfect time to take care of it. Find out why.

Will the court liquidate all my property in bankruptcy?

Many people who need bankruptcy relief do not seek help from an attorney based on one very big misconception: the belief that they will lose everything. This is simply not true. Bankruptcy law allows you to protect certain property from creditors under exemption statutes.

Getting Back On Your Financial Feet - 5 Quick Tips

If you are considering bankruptcy but are worried it may be hard to regain your financial footing, relax.   For many people bankruptcy is the only way to free themselves from debt and move on to a less stressful financial future.

Good news for debtors: State foreclosure filings are declining

According to a recent survey of court records, the number of Wisconsin foreclosure filings is continuing to decline. In fact, levels during the first quarter of 2014 were at pre-recessions levels.

Who has control of a trust in a bankruptcy case?

Wisconsin residents seeking bankruptcy protect should find out if their trusts are revocable or irrevocable, according to a Bankrate bankruptcy adviser in a recent piece. In a bankruptcy case, a trustee, who is an individual presiding over the petition, looks for any assets to sell. The money from the sold assets is given to creditors to pay off the unsecured debts. Some assets that can't be sold are called "exempted" because they are protected.In a revocable trust, the trust beneficiary, or person waiting to receive the trust, does not have immediate control of it. Instead, the person who is the creator of the trust, called a grantor, has control. Only when the grantor does the trust beneficiary can decide what happens to it. With an irrevocable trust, the grantor has transferred all the rights to the trust beneficiary. He or she has no control of the assets. How does this affect a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

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