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October 2014 Archives

Steps to take to deal with student loan debt

If you are a recent college grad and are stressed out over the amount of student loans you owe, you are not alone. Because student loan debt is such a hot topic right now, there are plenty of experts out there willing to offer up advice on how to deal with your debt.

What is the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13?

When it comes to personal bankruptcy, Chapter 7 is by far the most popular option. But it isn’t the only option. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is also a possibility for people who don’t qualify for Chapter 7 or who would benefit greater from filing for Chapter 13.

Wisconsin foreclosure king’s empire collapses

While most Americans felt the negative repercussions of the recent economic recession, one Wisconsin man profited greatly from the misfortunes of others. Todd Brunner, formerly known as the king of foreclosures, turned his real estate holdings into an empire purchasing hundreds of foreclosed homes in southeastern Wisconsin and turning them into rental properties.

Bankruptcy may be able to help with vehicle repossession

When it comes to buy a car, many decide to take out a car loan and making monthly payments over a set period of time. The idea for many is that this spreads out the payments, making the car more affordable. However, while many take out an auto loan with the intention of making payments in a timely manner, there are plenty of people in the Milwaukee area who end up behind on their payments and living in fear of repossession.

Common Money Worries

Money is a common concern and source of on-going anxiety for 80% of Americans.  In fact a recent survey found that 4 out of 5 American adults are faced with economic insecurity at some point during their lives.  Even when we achieve a level of financial security and freedom we have to wonder, is it permanent?
Here are some of the top financial matters that Americans worry about

Making Ends Meet - More than one-third of Americans biggest worry is regularly paying bills, a mortgage or rent payment, credit card payments, etc.  Along with this, most people rank having adequate income / savings for a comfortable lifestyle as a top priority.

Identity Theft & Bankruptcy - Be Safe & Smart

For many individuals filing bankruptcy is a frightening experience.   This uneasiness is further compounded when people realize that the bankruptcy will open up all their financial details and information for scrutiny.  From credit reports to tax returns, no financial stone will be left unturned - and that can lead to some startling discoveries regarding identity theft.

How a spouse’s poor credit can spoil your plans

Most people fall in love and plan on getting married without ever asking for one another’s credit score. However, marrying an individual with a poor credit score or a history of bankruptcy or foreclosure can lead to some unexpected consequences such as not being able to qualify for a mortgage.

Simple Ways To Save At The Grocery

How many times have you unloaded the groceries at home and wondered how you spent so much on so little? Food, while obviously an essential, is an area where many people tend to over spend. If you are looking to save money and stick to a budget follow these simple steps the next time you head to the grocery store.

Senior citizens and bankruptcy: When is it a good idea?

In our last post, we discussed how a recent survey on consumer finances by the Federal Reserve indicated that Americans over the age of 75 are experiencing a drop in net worth as well as income. Ultimately, this could lead to more elderly Americans having financial problems.

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