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Debt Collection And Social Media

Debt collection has arrived to the 21st century. It was bad enough when you were behind on your bills and debt collectors were calling you day and night; now, they have technology on their side. New rules just approved by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau allow lenders to email, text, [...]

By |2021-12-21T14:38:52-05:00December 21st, 2021|Bankruptcy, Chapter 7, Credit Card, Debt Relief, Financial|0 Comments

Stress, Financial Crisis, Garbage Cans, and Let the Sunshine In

The father of a friend of mine passed away. His father was a wonderful guy, but organization was not his thing. My friend was stressed over his death and went into panic mode - sifting through endless stacks of documents. Instead of looking at the documents, he was just [...]

Snowflakes and Credit Card Debt

I’m anticipating our first blast of snow for the season. Can you guess the relationship between snowflakes and credit card debt? Think about the first few flakes that fall. They are inconsequential. Soft fluffy crystals ranging from .2 to 5 mm in width. It is safe to say that [...]

By |2021-11-11T11:20:19-05:00November 11th, 2021|Bankruptcy, Credit Card, Debt Relief, Financial|0 Comments

Should I Guaranty My Child’s Or Grandchild’s Student Loan?

I hear the question all the time -- is it okay to co-sign or guaranty a student loan for my child or grandchild? It's a common issue, just read this quote from the Wall Street Journal: "Roughly 93% of all new private student loan dollars extended to undergraduate students [...]

By |2021-11-04T12:55:54-04:00November 4th, 2021|Debt Relief, Financial, Student Loan|0 Comments

Sorry To Tell You…But Your Estate Plan Is Probably Out Of Date!

Oh, come on. Redoing my estate plan sounds about as exciting as purchasing tires! Well, it just happens that tires are a perfect analogy. No one wants to buy tires; it is a necessity that occurs when the tread reaches a dangerous level - leaving your tires, the foundation [...]

Why You Need An Estate Plan

This is a simple question, and the answer is a stark reality. Your future – like it or not – includes illness and, ultimately, death. You need an estate plan to address both contingencies. If you’re a young married couple with children – you also need an Estate Plan [...]

Should I Take The Deal?

Clients often ask me this question and I always ask myself the same question. Sometimes it is in the employment context. Should I accept the offer or ask for more money? In this case, my advice is usually, “Go ahead and ask.” My reasoning is that if they have [...]

Can I Afford To Settle My Credit Card Debt?

Pause for a second and ask, “What does that mean – Can I afford to settle my credit card debt?” Of course, you know it’s a mistake to carry credit card debt and pay usurious rate interest to the credit card companies. If you have $50,000 of credit card [...]

By |2021-09-17T13:00:56-04:00September 17th, 2021|Credit Card, Credit Score, Debt Relief, Financial, Retirement|0 Comments

You Won’t See Wisdom Watching the News…

Simply stated – Congress is divided and so is America. Division breeds ignorance, and in my view and we are all witnessing more than our share of it – on every side of the isle. Wash, Rinse, Repeat... the story of American politics. So, instead of focusing on Congress [...]

Retired / Near Retirement And In Debt?

If I file bankruptcy, will they take away my life savings? In other words, do I get to keep my retirement money? Retirement plans such as your 401k and IRA’s are protected in bankruptcy no matter what chapter of bankruptcy you file, pensions are too. Your pension plan is [...]

By |2021-09-17T13:01:33-04:00August 20th, 2021|Bankruptcy, Debt Relief, Estate Plans, Financial, Retirement|0 Comments
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