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Did your medical expenses exceed your emergency funds?

Academic research reveals that medical debt is a leading reason for seeking bankruptcy protection.Most families have many places to put their money and may lack the funds needed for a medical emergency. Joining the clubIf you are considering bankruptcy because of...

Your rights during a vehicle repossession

You lease a vehicle through a car dealership. Unfortunately, you lose your job and can no longer afford to keep the car. You begin to fall behind on payments, and you worry that the lender will come to repossess your car.In New York, when you lease or purchase a...

Considering bankruptcy? You are not alone

When a couple has a baby, it is common to see the new mom posting pictures on social media and dad might be handing out cigars to friends and family to announce the happy event. When it comes to bankruptcy, these types of jovial reactions are probably not going to...

4 common bankruptcy myths debunked

Being in debt is not pleasant, especially if you have suffered through countless sleepless nights because of it. It is not easy trying to figure out which bills you can put off this month so you can pay your mortgage. You might also feel worried about your...

3 ways to get out of crushing debt in New York

If you have accumulated a significant amount of debt and are unable to repay your creditors, this situation is likely causing you a tremendous amount of stress. Most people do not take out loans or credit card debt with the intention of not being able to pay, but...

How filing for bankruptcy affects your debt

Bankruptcy is a viable option for many people who are drowning in different types of debt. Whether it is credit card debt, medical debt, or an inability to keep up with other loans such as car payments or a mortgage, bankruptcy filings affect different types of debt...

What to do if you are feeling the bankruptcy blues

If you have recently gone through a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you know that there is a whirlwind of emotions that comes with the process. You might feel a sense of relief that it is finally over, as well as hope for your financial future. However, you and...

Take what creditors say with a grain of salt

If you have been struggling with debt, chances are that creditors have come calling in hopes of getting their money back. Of course, laws on both the federal and state level limit what they can do. For example, the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act does not...

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