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Chapter 13

Some Bankruptcy Legal Facts and Suggestions

Brad Reid | Posted 02.03.2017 | Business
Brad Reid

This comment provides a brief and incomplete educational overview of a complex topic and is not intended to provide legal advice. Always consult experienced legal, accounting, and financial professionals in all specific debtor-creditor and bankruptcy situations.

The Fresh Start of a Bankruptcy May Restore Credit Faster

Richard Gaudreau | Posted 05.05.2015 | Money
Richard Gaudreau

People consider filing bankruptcy when the alternative has become worse. Figuring out if you are at that point though can be difficult. One misconception that makes people hesitate to file bankruptcy is the impact on their credit.

If My Home Is In Foreclosure, Should I File For Bankruptcy?, From Suze Orman (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | Home

If your home is in foreclosure, there is no reason to claim bankruptcy. When personal finance expert Suze Orman met with me on Mondays With Marlo, she...

Racial Discrimination Can't Be Solved by Fighting Poverty

Elaine Gross | Posted 04.07.2012 | New York
Elaine Gross

Many people would agree that disparate treatment based on race is wrong, but how can we try to remedy the situation when so few people are willing to create policies and practices that explicitly address such forms of structural racism?

Regulator Mulling Mortgage Debt Reduction For Bankrupt: Report

Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is actively considering a proposal that would allow for a reduction in the outstanding mortgage debt of h...

Seven Terrifying Things They Don't Tell You About Bankruptcy

InvestingAnswers | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

Attorneys often tout bankruptcy as an easy way to get out of debt, but they downplay some of the serious long-term consequences. Before you decide if bankruptcy is right for you, consider seven realities first.

Bankruptcy Is the Cost of the Way the Credit Card Industry Does Business

Richard Gaudreau | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business
Richard Gaudreau

One newspaper article in 1997 told me all I needed to know about the business model for the credit card industry. Beneficial National Bank, the cred...

In the Wake of the Recession, Bankruptcies Hit Women, Communities of Color Hard

Dory Rand | Posted 07.06.2011 | Chicago
Dory Rand

Every year in Cook County, thousands of women are facing tough choices and making the difficult decision to declare bankruptcy, a decision that has the potential to dramatically change someone's life.

How to Get Rid of a Second Mortgage Without a Loan Modification

Richard Gaudreau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Gaudreau

For those facing the loss of their home and wondering whether a Chapter 13 bankruptcy may help get rid of a second mortgage, the following information may be helpful.

Fixed Income & Credit Card Debt: Why Retirees Are Declaring Bankruptcy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For more and more seniors, retirement doesn't mean a debt-free life of leisure. An increasing number of Americans aged 65 and older are declaring bank...