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  • Medical Errors and Medication Mix-ups Affect Medical Debt

    Posted By admin || 30-Apr-2012

    Hospitals are incorporated into modern day society to help people feel better. However, after some alarming studies done on hospitals, uncovered were some pretty horrific events. There are a lot of people that are looking into becoming their own health advocates. In recent years, various errors performed in treatment have caused the amount of medical debt to rise throughout the United States. ...
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  • Preparing for Unemployment

    Posted By admin || 27-Apr-2012

    How to Prepare for Unemployment The economy isn't faring too well, and even though some economists say the tide is turning, many people out in the trenches will disagree wholeheartedly. There are a number of unemployment tips and debt prevention tips out there but not many people talk about preparing yourself for unemployment before it happens. So why should you prepare for unemployment while ...
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  • The Buzz of Foreclosures in The Beehive State

    Posted By admin || 27-Apr-2012

    The Beehive State of Utah still remains one of the top states experiencing many foreclosures within the Unites States, according to recent reports. The Midyear 2011 Foreclosure Market Report from Realty Trac places Utah as the fourth highest rate of filings in the Nation. The first three include Nevada, California, and Arizona. For the first six months of the year, the filing rate was at 1.65, ...
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  • New Horizon's Tax Debt

    Posted By admin || 26-Apr-2012

    Deputy Tax Collector Shirley Boyce reported that Cummings Solomon and her company New Horizons Capital Investments owe a tax of $46,000 to the town of Norway on the 12 properties that she owned during the tax year 2010-11. Out of the total amount of $45,998, $36,097 tax is due on currently owned New Horizons Capital Investments properties; $2,427 tax on a commercial building that was sold in Sept. ...
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  • Family Members Reaching Out for Help

    Posted By admin || 26-Apr-2012

    Whether they have insurance or not many people find their loved ones owing tens of thousands in medical debt. Not only do loved ones try to find ways to pay off their loved ones medical bills, but neighbors and friends also often pitch in as well. Deductibles, co-pays, outside of network expenses, expensive drugs, and the list goes on and on, about how the patient's medical debt can quickly add ...
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  • Allmand Law: Helping You to Understand Texas Bankruptcy Exemptions

    Posted By admin || 25-Apr-2012

    If you find yourself considering either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you may be wondering what assets the creditors may seize or what possessions can be saved. Allmand wants you to be aware of certain exemptions both federal and within the state of Texas. Allmand Law wants to help you in any way they can with your bankruptcy, foreclosure, and more. In educating you about these exemptions ...
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  • Can I Eliminate Tax Debt in Bankruptcy?

    Posted By admin || 24-Apr-2012

    Eliminating Tax Debt in Bankruptcy It is possible to have certain tax debt eliminated in bankruptcy but under special circumstances. While you can include them in your bankruptcy filing along with other outstanding debt, in some cases, you'll still be responsible for them at the end of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or make payments on them as part of your Chapter 13 bankruptcy repayment plan. If you are ...
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  • How Bankruptcy Can Help Small Business Owners

    Posted By admin || 24-Apr-2012

    Bankruptcy Can Help Small Businesses Bankruptcy may be an option for small business owners seeking debt relief. There are several factors to take into consideration to determine if bankruptcy can help including the legal form of your business, whether or not you are liable for outstanding business debt, the type of debt and whether or not you want to continue being in business. The legal form of ...
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  • Fix Mistakes on Medical Bills

    Posted By admin || 23-Apr-2012

    Do you know that even a small error in the spelling of your name, your address or a couple inverted numbers can affect how, or if, your insurance company pays your medical bills. We can't stress strongly enough how important it is to check each of your medical bills to make sure that they are accurate, from the spelling of your name through to the charges and diagnoses. The first things you should ...
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  • How Do You Know if You Qualify for Bankruptcy?

    Posted By admin || 23-Apr-2012

    How to Find Out If You Qualify For Bankruptcy While each chapter has its own guidelines and qualifications, some are under the impression that they don't qualify for bankruptcy with many mentioning the same excuses that could be keeping them from filing. Some feel they make too much money, others feel they don't make enough and some even claim they only have one type of debt such as medical bills. ...
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  • Former Business Manager for Black Eye Peas files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Posted By admin || 22-Apr-2012

    Sean Larkin, former manager of the hip hop music group Black Eyed Peas filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection over the weekend in Los Angeles, CA. The Los Angeles Times reports that Larkin acknowledged failing to file tax returns for the music group while managing them as well as other clients. The petition filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles claims Larkin has debts estimated ...
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  • Common Reasons for Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Posted By admin || 20-Apr-2012

    Reasons for Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Chapter 13 bankruptcy helps reorganize debt obligations by creating a repayment plan that is completed within 3 to 5 years. The debtor makes payments on the plan based on their eligibility and income. Sometimes Chapter 7 bankruptcy is sought first by the debtor, only to find out they qualify for Chapter 13. While Chapter 7 is known for giving consumers a ...
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  • How to Survive Unemployment

    Posted By admin || 18-Apr-2012

    The cost cutting of multiple companies due to the economic complexities lead to thousands of Americans being laid off from their jobs. Here are some tips for the unemployed to help get through this rough period: Company Instead of being all negative on your forthcoming layoff, be professional and ask your company if there are programs they can offer for you to be able to survive without a job. ...
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  • Unemployment on American Youth

    Posted By admin || 18-Apr-2012

    A new AP poll has been conducted on the American youth who suffer from being unemployed and finding it very hard to get a new job. It is found out that in 18 to 24 year old high school graduates, around 40 percent of them have a stable job right now but 75 percent of them are still worried on the stability of their jobs. In March 2007 before the recession period, it is noted that the unemployment ...
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  • Foreclosure Options for Military Members

    Posted By admin || 16-Apr-2012

    Foreclosures for Military Members Fannie Mae has created the KnowYourOptions.com website to help its homeowners discover their options when they're faced with foreclosure. There is a special segment dedicated to military members who are having issues with their mortgage payments to Fannie Mae. This mortgage company offers a special military hardship for some homeowners and others may get ...
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  • What You Should Know About Credit Card Delinquencies and Potential Lawsuits

    Posted By admin || 16-Apr-2012

    Credit card debt is the most common form of debt that is unsecured. This means that if you default on payments or choose not to repay what is owed, the credit card company has a right to sue. Depending on what is owed on the account, a lien may be placed against property or you could experience garnishment of wages. Taking advantage of your rights includes validating debt in question and ...
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  • Divorce: What Happens When I'm Not Happy with the Judge's Decision?

    Posted By admin || 13-Apr-2012

    Divorce can be a challenging time for everyone but the judge often works to make the best decision for all parties involved. While it's true one may not be happy with what is decided by the judge, the judge may see things in a point of view that sometimes is misunderstood by one or the other spouse. Overall, the judge determines a ruling based on information that is presented before the divorce is ...
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  • More Foreclosure Help from the Government

    Posted By admin || 13-Apr-2012

    When the foreclosure crisis first came to light the government attempted to provide relief to struggling homeowners. The programs designed to bail people out, HAMP, HARP and Hope for Homeowners have helped some people but in large they have failed. The outcome of the housing crisis is that more homeowners in America are losing their homes to foreclosure and it looks as if preemptive acts will not ...
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  • More Troubled Homeowners Experience Loan Modification Scams

    Posted By admin || 12-Apr-2012

    CBS News recently aired a report that reviewed loan modification scams and the increase in activity by con-artists. Many homeowners have been hurt by changes in the economy with over 1 million homeowners experiencing foreclosure. The report mentioned that more than 10 million homes in the United States may be considered underwater properties; homes in which homeowners pay more than what they are ...
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  • Unpaid Taxes: What You Should Know about Tax Liens

    Posted By admin || 12-Apr-2012

    What You Should Know about Tax Liens A tax lien is placed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when taxes have not been paid. Basically, it's a claim from the government on your property and once it is issued, it can attach to just about anything you own. When the IRS places a tax lien because a taxpayer has unpaid taxes the action is enforced if a taxpayer neglects to appeal or work out a ...
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  • How Debtors Should Handle Judgments In Bankruptcy

    Posted By admin || 11-Apr-2012

    How to Handle Judgments In Bankruptcy While filing bankruptcy stops a judgment from being enforced, judgments can transform unsecured debts into secured debts in bankruptcy giving them priority. Below are a few tips on how debtors should handle judgments when filing bankruptcy: Tackling judgments in bankruptcy is an area where prevention really is better than a "cure." If a debtor is facing a ...
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  • Escape Identity Theft by Declaring Bankruptcy

    Posted By admin || 11-Apr-2012

    Identity Theft and Bankruptcy Are You a Victim of Identity Theft? It's a sad but true story - and if you've recently been a victim of identity theft yourself, then you'll recognize your own story here: Amy was a bit shocked when she received a letter in the mail verifying her son's application for his third credit card. She had never heard anything from her son regarding credit cards - especially ...
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  • Special Feature: Common Reasons Why an Unemployment Claim Gets Reopened

    Posted By admin || 10-Apr-2012

    When employment ends abruptly or when it's not your fault, it's more likely that you'll qualify for unemployment benefits. Each state has procedures in place in order to determine eligibility when opening a new claim. The same is true for reopening a claim. Depending on state regulations, an existing claim may be reopened if you become unemployed again or a new claim may need to be filed. If you ...
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  • SPECIAL FEATURE: What Happens When You Lose a Debt Lawsuit?

    Posted By admin || 10-Apr-2012

    A credit card company or creditor may sue when payments on an account are no longer being paid. Winning a lawsuit against a credit card company or creditor may seem slim if evidence is provided to the judge showing you owe the credit card debt. While losing a suit isn't the end of the world, if you ignore a summons received, it may present additional financial problems. When you lose a lawsuit, a ...
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  • Judicial Foreclosures

    Posted By admin || 9-Apr-2012

    A judicial foreclosure is a little different from a non-judicial foreclosure and its one you're less likely to run across. A judicial foreclosure is not used very frequently but there are situations where a court has to step in and the foreclosure has to be processed under their guidance. A non- judicial foreclosure is done without a state court's intervention. One time when judicial foreclosures ...
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