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Considering a Private Student Loan? Proceed with Caution!

The majority of college students who borrow money to pay tuition opt for government loans because they are easy to get, have reasonable interest rates, and are the first suggested by schools and guidance counselors. However, they are not the only option. It is possible to secure a private education loan to pay for college. […]

Faced with a Bank Levy from the IRS? Here’s What to Do!

The IRS uses bank levies as a tool to collect tax payments. If you owe tax money and you are unable to or choose not to pay it, the IRS has the power to take it directly from your bank account. Having a bank levy is something that can leave you feeling powerless and in […]

Millions of Americans are living beyond their means, but many have no idea their financial situation is as bleak as it is. For some, things will turn around before they reach the crisis point. Perhaps they are saddled with student loan payments or they are in the midst of a job change. Unfortunately for some, […]

Five Questions to Ask before Paying a Debt

Many debt collectors behave professionally and work within the letter of the law to collect debts owed to their clients or their own companies. Unfortunately, there are also those that behave unscrupulously and mistreat consumers, sometimes to the point of breaking the law. Whether you have been approached by an above board debt collector or […]

Surviving Zombie Debt

Zombie debt is old debt that “comes back to life.” In the world of money lending, debts are often sold to other financial institutions and when an old debt is sold to a new debt collector, that debt collector sometimes tries to revive it by intimidating the borrower into paying. The key to surviving zombie […]

Using bankruptcy successfully is about more than just “wiping out” your debt. It requires a change in your spending habits and your overall approach to money. If you file for bankruptcy and return to your previous spending habits within a year or two, it won’t be long until you are in the same dire financial […]

What is a Debt Management Plan?

A debt management plan can be an effective way to repay money you owe to lenders without filing for bankruptcy, but it is important you understand what you are committing to before determining if it is the right option for you. Most debt management plans are arranged through a consumer credit counseling agency. The agency […]

Are You Eligible for Student Loan Forgiveness?

If you are drowning in debt and a big reason is your huge student loan, you are not alone. Luckily, you might be eligible for debt forgiveness. Likewise, if you are about to take on student loan debt and you are concerned you will never be able to repay the money you borrow, there are […]

Three Things You Need to Know about Bankruptcy Courts

Bankruptcy cases are reviewed in bankruptcy court. These courts are part of the federal district court system and were established in 1979. An understanding of these courts and how they work can help you feel more confident about your bankruptcy case and prepare you for what is to come in the days, weeks, and months […]

Three Mistakes to Avoid before You File for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can be complicated, but for many, it is the best option available for improving a desperate financial situation. Bankruptcy can improve both your short and long-term financial situation. Immediately, filing puts an end to the creditor harassment you like face on a daily basis. Over the long haul you will be able to rebuild […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

How Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit? Not paying your bills affects your credit negatively. And yet problems with credit are one...
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Behind or In Default on Your Student Loan? Here’s What You Should Know

Student Loan Default If you’ve fallen behind on student loan payments or your student loans are in default, you aren’t...
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Will Bankrutcy Affect My Job? Learn How Filing Affects You in the Workplace

Will Bankruptcy Affect My Job? Filing for bankruptcy raises many considerations. One of the most important is whether or not...
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Can Bankruptcy Help Me If I’m Behind on Child Support?

Bankruptcy and Child Support Bankruptcy can help you with a lot of things. It can help you stop calls from...
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Can You File for Bankruptcy When You’re Unemployed?

Bankruptcy and Unemployment Being in debt is bad enough, but if you’ve lost your job recently or accumulated debt because...
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Bankruptcy and Eviction History

Eviction With the rate of evictions on the rise in recent months and the expectations that eviction numbers will grow,...
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What to Expect Once You’ve Decided to File Bankruptcy from Home

File Bankruptcy from Home There are a few things that happen when you file bankruptcy from home. An automatic stay...
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Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My Job Search? What You Need to Know about Unemployment and Bankruptcy

Unemployment and Bankruptcy Searching for a job when you are faced with a dire financial situation is difficult. If you’ve...
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Will I Need to Go to Court If I File for Bankruptcy?

File for Bankruptcy from Home One of the most intimidating aspects of filing for bankruptcy is meeting in person with...
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COVID-19 and Debt – 5 Ways the Pandemic is Leading More People to Bankruptcy

COVID-19 Debt If you’re considering bankruptcy you aren’t alone. The last few months of 2020 have brought a great deal...
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