We are wary of used cars salesmen, but how conscious are we of the fact that almost everything we buy is sold to us by a commission-based broker who wins when they convince us to buy more than we came to purchase?
I've written a number of guides about all sorts of debt related issues but for some reason I've never written one about how to find a great bankruptcy attorney. So here goes.
As I stir my morning coffee, I can hear the television downstairs in my parents' apartment, the morning news is going over the financial status of our...
With their southern partners' economies collapse resulting in these nations being unable to purchase many imported goods, Germany has decided to pursue the only assets left to be had, namely the funds remaining in their banks.
With little fanfare, more than five million people every month are now getting online advice from real lawyers in their practice area and state. Have a child custody question in California? No problem. Bankruptcy in Baltimore? Deportation in Dallas? Covered.
Local leaders and citizens need to be aware of the municipal bankruptcy process and what it means to their community. Unless government officials learn to exercise budget control, more and more municipalities may face the prospect of bankruptcy.
Here is something you don't expect to hear people say, "If you file bankruptcy your life will get better." Well, I did file bankruptcy and my life did get better. Within three years of bankruptcy we had purchased a house and before that had rebuilt great credit using secured credit cards.
How can it be that almost every movie (and every big-grossing movie!) out there is VFX-driven, and yet one of the top companies in the industry has to file Chapter 11?
Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan officially announced his endorsement of mayoral candidate and former federal prosecutor Kevin James.
Hey, in this country of inflationary inequality, gerrymandering, hanging chads and corporations that are people too, my friend -- the lottery seems to us like the last bastion of true democracy!
When he was Archbishop of Milwaukee, Timothy Dolan chose the dead people, placing $55 million into cemetery trust funds and out of the reach of local abuse victims suing the Church. The victims asked a federal bankruptcy judge to reverse him, and on Friday she did.
In fact, Americans age 75 and older are the only group in our survey for which credit card debt actually increased over this time period. Why? The Greatest Generation didn't suddenly become recklessly spendthrift and go wild on eBay.
This has been a lot of discussion of doom and gloom, but the lesson is that while some disasters cannot be avoided we can give our kids the proper tools so that they can have a strong financial future.
Despite demonstrating little product innovation, Hostess survived for decades. Today consumers expect something new at Internet speed.
Washington wants Elizabeth Warren to play the game, wait her turn, not rock the boat. Or she can damn the torpedoes and go full speed ahead in support of popular consumer reforms, at the risk of angering and alienating those who might otherwise be her allies.
It could go down as the day the snack cake died.