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Strange But True Facts: Why Filing Bankruptcy May Improve Your Credit Score

When we explain to our clients why filing bankruptcy may improve your credit score, most of them don't want to believe it. They have heard such doom and gloom statistics about bankruptcy for so ...
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Tips to Buying Disability Insurance

Many people live under the assumption that they will never get hurt. They don’t think about what would happen to their family if they did become disabled. However, in this world, the amount of ...
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5 Signs You Are Headed For Bankruptcy

There are some people who are naturally good at managing money, and others who struggle to stay within a budget. Debts can pile up to an unmanageable state very quickly if a person is not paying ...
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Consider Estate Planning For Your Digital Assets

Estate Planning For Digital Assets is a hot topic in the legal world. Digital assets refer to things like financial accounts, social media profiles, and documents stored on your computer. Currently, ...
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The ABC's Of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is a difficult decision, and a person considering this choice should weigh all their options. It is important to understand there is more than one type of bankruptcy, and one ...
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Choosing A Guardian For Your Children: Make The Right Choice

Choosing A Guardian For Your Children: Make The Right Choice Taking care of your child is your number one goal when you are a parent. This job comes with many different tasks, one of them being ...
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Bankruptcy and Student Loans: What Are Your Options?

Student loan debts are one of the most serious financial difficulties people face. According to data reported in a recent USA Today article : "... in 2005 student loans accounted for less than ...
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The Importance Of Every Parent Having A Will

When it comes to being a parent, it is your job to make sure that your child is taken care of. There are many ways that you can do this. You make sure they have food, shelter, clothing, toys, your ...
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The Do's and Dont's For Bouncing Back After Bankruptcy

The decision is made, the paperwork filed, the bankruptcy completd. After what was surely one of life's roughest patches, you may be standing there thinking, "Now what?" The events ...
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Why Family Business Succession Planning Is Crucial

The ability of a business to transfer ownership to the next generation is a challenge faced by aging business owners. It's imperative to have a conversation about family business succession ...
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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Some Debts Are Non-Dischargeable

Filing bankruptcy will erase all my debts and I will have a clean slate! Not always. While Chapter 7 bankruptcy may be the best option for you if your debt is unmanageable and creditors are merciless ...
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3 Valuable Lessons Learned From Robin Williams' Estate Plan

While the untimely death of Robin Williams shocked many, the comedian had the presence of mind to prepare for his family's financial security. Even if you don't have an estate the size of the ...
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Life After Bankruptcy: 6 Tips for Starting Over

Millions of Americans find themselves drowning in debt. It could be because of bad money management, but more often results from catastrophic life events such as illness, divorce, or a job loss. The ...
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Guide To Disability Insurance: Why You Need Disability Insurance

Disability insurance is there to help cover lost wages in the case of an accident or disability that prevents you from working. Many people do not believe that it will happen to them. However, there ...
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What Does it Mean to be Living in the "Sandwich" Generation of Caregivers?

Caregivers play different roles within the family, and they care for various age groups. Some caregivers have small children, and their primary focus is taking care of them. Other caregivers have the ...
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Difficult Situations When Selecting A Guardian

Sometimes selecting a guardian for your children is easy. Sometimes, it can be downright difficult, especially with the challenges that come with the blended families that are becoming more common. ...
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New Report States that More Than 77 Million Americans Have Delinquent Debt

According to the Chicago Tribune, more than 77 million Americans have delinquent debt. A third of Americans with credit have failed to pay a bill when it was due, missed a payment on a credit card, or ...
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The California Health Care Foundation Encourages Californians to Discuss End-of-Life Decisions

Recently, the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) encouraged Californians to discuss end-of-life decisions. This came on the heels of a survey the CHCF did that showed that while 60% of ...
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How to Talk About Estate Planning With Your Parents

An uncomfortable conversation, estate planning is something siblings need to discuss with parents. Normally it's something you don't think about or ask because you can't imagine losing ...
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Filing for Bankruptcy Does Not Make You A Bad Person

Filing for bankruptcy can be one of the most stressful things that a person can ever contemplate doing, especially if one has been raised on the virtues of thrift. The sort of financial distress that ...
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Bankruptcy: Some Debts Will Remain after Bankruptcy

If you're thinking about filing bankruptcy, one thing of which you should be aware is that in bankruptcy some debts are non-dischargeable. That means that even after a successful bankruptcy ...
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Guardianship: Choosing a Guardian for Your Children

No one wants to think about death. However, when you have children, you really need to be able to care for them, in the event of your death. You need to pick someone to care for them and hopefully, ...
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Bankruptcy And The Need To Disclose Potential Causes Of Action: Current Court Decisions

If you're filing or considering filing bankruptcy, one thing you need to know about is the need to disclose potential causes of action. Specifically, the Fifth Circuit recently held that, on ...
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Reverse Mortgage Primer for Seniors

Most people believe that reverse mortgages are a relatively new retirement planning instrument. The fact is, reverse mortgage options have been around since the 60s and in 1988, President Ronald ...
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The Importance of a Will: Why You Need One

Some people have wills while others do not. They might not be worried about their things when they are gone. They might think that they do not have enough money to worry about having a will. However, ...
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