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6 Ways Elizabeth Warren May Affect Your Personal Finances

LearnVest | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women

It's clear that Warren is ready to make some big changes in Washington. So what exactly is on her mind? These six things are likely to be on her agenda -- and they're likely to affect your wallet.

Alexander Eichler

Woman Says Her Husband's Bankruptcy And Death Didn't Stop The Debt Collectors | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

If you declare bankruptcy, debt collectors are supposed to leave you alone. And if you declare bankruptcy and then die, that's really supposed to be t...

Making Student Loans Dischargeable in Bankruptcy Could Be a Free-Market Idea

Fred Bauer | Posted 06.05.2012 | Money
Fred Bauer

Student loans, unlike almost every other kind of loan available, cannot be escaped through bankruptcy. It wasn't always this way.

BofA Allegedly Called Debtor 38 Times After He Filed For Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.30.2012 | Business

A bankruptcy judge in Florida recently sent a message to big banks: When your debtors go into bankruptcy, quit trying to get money out of them or you'...

Occupy Bankruptcy!

Stephen Hren | Posted 01.12.2012 | Business
Stephen Hren

Bankruptcy laws need to be as liberal and generous to the borrower as possible. This ensures that the lenders, the wealthy and the investment banks, actually accept their share of the risk.

2009 Bankruptcies Increase 32 Percent From 2008

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

RALEIGH, N.C. — U.S. consumers and businesses are filing for bankruptcy at a pace that made 2009 the seventh-worst year on record, with more tha...

Ailing Banks Still Wield Influence On Capitol Hill

New York Times | STEPHEN LABATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - As he often does, President Obama took the opportunity in a bill-signing ceremony last month to remind Congress - to do what we were actu...

Bankruptcy Filings Skyrocket

New York TImes Via Yahoo | JENNY ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans filed for bankruptcy in growing numbers in February, buckling under the combined weight of rising energy prices, a weakening housing market ...