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Dealing With Debt After Divorce

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If your negative emotions toward your spouse peaked before you filed for divorce, consider yourself among the lucky few.  Many divorced people find that their resentment toward their ex-spouse continues to grow even after the court declares them legally single.  A major reason for this is co-parenting conflict.  Your ex drops off the children… Read More »

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Is It a Good Idea to File for Bankruptcy If You Are Unemployed?

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They say that you have to have a job to get a job.  What do you do, then, if you have been searching for employment for months, but none of your applications or interviews has resulted in a job offer?  How do you avoid defaulting on the debts that keep piling up?  Will the… Read More »

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Documents You Need for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Filing

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Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection is the closest thing you can get to a “get out of debt free” card.  The court discharges your eligible debts within weeks of your initial filing, and most applicants can get through chapter 7 bankruptcy without having to liquidate any of their assets.  The rationale behind chapter 7 bankruptcy… Read More »

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Should Aspiring Entrepreneurs Take Out a Loan or Borrow From Family?

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Many families include at least one member who is full of ideas for business projects but never has two pennies to run together and another who is boring but financially secure.  All of those YouTube channels designed to get you psyched about entrepreneurship would never tell you this, but sticking with your boring salaried… Read More »

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Consumer Protections for Automobile Buyers Could Become Stronger This Summer

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For the past year and a half, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been working to impose a new set of regulations that protect consumers from fraudulent and abusive tactics when buying cars.  The FTC first proposed the rules in the summer of 2022, and if all goes well, they will go into effect… Read More »

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Congratulations on Being Frugal, but Now It’s Time to Get Out of Debt

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In the 90s, working adults who were struggling with debt used to get a lot of finger wagging from personal finance experts about how they could easily pay down their debts quickly if they could avoid the temptation to stop at Starbucks on the way to work.  The following decade, when the oldest millennials… Read More »

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It’s Not Fair That You Are in Debt, but You Can Fix It

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In a perfect world, no one would be judgmental of others for circumstances that are beyond their control, but in practice it happens all the time.  How many times have you not told other people about your financial problems because you were embarrassed.  Perhaps your closest friends and family members do not even know… Read More »

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How to Recover From a Cash Flip Scam

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One might think that scammers would set their sights on wealthy people.  After all, the more money someone has, the more money he or she can send you, and once the victim discovers the deception, he or she might just say, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me,” and… Read More »

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Debt Relief Is Better As a Holiday Gift Than As a New Year’s Resolution

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New Year’s resolutions are usually about adopting new good habits or abandoning bad habits.  In general, it is easier to keep resolutions that you phrase as, “I will start doing this new, but not especially fun thing” than the ones that you phrase as, “I will quit doing this thing that I enjoy.”  In… Read More »

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Credit Repair, Debt Consolidation, and Credit Repair: Should You Pay Someone to Do It for You?

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There are plenty of ways to improve your creditworthiness.  The one that pops up at the top of the organic search results, namely reducing your expenses, increasing your income, and putting more of it toward debt repayment, is easier said than done for most people.  Prices are high, and wages are stagnant, so even… Read More »

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