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Lose your debt, not your property, by filing for bankruptcy

If you are like one of the many Wisconsin consumers who are currently dealing with overwhelming debt, you know how overwhelming this situation can be. From facing threats of foreclosure to fielding phone calls from creditors at all hours, being in debt can be stressful for every member of the family. 

Holidays and credit card debt often go hand-in-hand

Now that we are well into the holiday season, people all across Wisconsin are scrambling to get many things done. There are events to attend, gifts to buy and trips to take. While the logistical complications of all these tasks can be hard enough, it is the financial obligations that come along with them that can put people over the edge.

Are you headed for bankruptcy? Find out now

Many Wisconsin residents have debt of some sort, whether it is mortgage debt, credit card debt, student loan debt or medical debt. But for some individuals, the debt spirals out of control and becomes unmanageable. When this happens, bankruptcy may be the only option.

We can help stop creditor harassment in its tracks

In our last post, we discussed a U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that could afford consumers more rights when facing debt collectors. Essentially, the decision further tightened a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act requirement that debt collectors verify the legitimacy of the debt being sought.

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.

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