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  The Consumer Protection Bureau (CFPB) slapped Ace cash express with a $5 million dollar fine and ordered $5 million in restitution and refunds to borrowers. The CFPB found that “Ace used false threats, intimidation, and harassing phone calls to bully pay day borrowers into a cycle of debt,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray.  Ace... Read more »
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  Springtime is supposed to be a joyful time for those who have graduated from college. However, for many members of the class of 2014, graduation means that they have left their student lifestyle behind, and they are about to meet their student debt obligations head-on. Typically, this reality is felt the most six months... Read more »
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The Supreme Court finally addressed the issue of when an IRA does not count as a retirement account. For nearly ten years, the question of whether inherited IRAs are protected during bankruptcy has gone unanswered. Finally, the Supreme Court has answered it with a unanimous no. In Clark v. Rameker, Heidi Heffron-Clark filed for bankruptcy... Read more »
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Chapter 11 bankruptcy, also known as “reorganization bankruptcy,” is a bankruptcy plan that allows corporations, partnerships and individuals to reorganize their finances and restructure their debt. Unlike Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, Chapter 11 bankruptcy has no debt ceiling. This plan is popular with both large and small businesses that need to restructure their debt. The... Read more »
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Posted 5 weeks 1 day ago

The Fair Credit Reporting Act was created to help consumers dealing with errors on their credit report. When disputing something on your report, you will want to take action in the best possible manner. Otherwise, with one mistake, you will be forced deal with a host of problems. With this in mind, here are six... Read more »
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claim-children-taxesWhen you file bankruptcy protection debtors are required to list their assets. This information is recorded in Schedule C of your filing documents or your petition. If you have children you may have concerns about their property and whether bankruptcy can assist in keeping them away from creditors. In most cases, this is not an […]



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Posted 12 weeks 1 day ago

Decision-MakingBankruptcy laws do not vary from one state to another. Meaning, laws are the same for all states. However, when you file bankruptcy each state may have different median income amounts you need to meet in order to qualify. Exemptions you qualify for may also vary depending on the type of property. It is important […]



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Posted 12 weeks 4 days ago

Today-In-Bankruptcy (1)Bringing you the most up-to-date news, tips and blogs throughout the web. Here’s your Bankruptcy Update for April 24th, 2014 Gherkin tower on way out of bankruptcy pickle Top L.A. bankruptcy law firm to close doors Debt Settlement vs. Bankruptcy: Which is Worse for Credit Score?



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Posted 12 weeks 5 days ago

20-dollar-billThe answer depends on which chapter you file. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is court-approved repayment plan that helps debtors make affordable payments on debt obligations. Chapter 7 bankruptcy can eliminate qualifying debts through a discharge approved by the court. Once you have a better idea where you stand with your finances and how you qualify for […]



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courtroomA woman indicted on bankruptcy fraud charges is also charged with intentionally setting a retail store on fire.  Debra Fowler Kessinger, 57, was recently indicted in connection with a fire that took place in 2011 in Warren Country Kentucky. Kessinger was formally charged by a grand federal jury in connection to a fire that destroyed […]



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