Mortgage Forbearance, Loan Modifications & Refinancing

I came across an article on Yahoo Finance about mortgage payments during the pandemic. The title of the article is Joe Biden just gave homeowners an even longer break from mortgage payments. Basically, the article discusses the extension of the government’s mortgage forbearance program. This program was put in place so people can keep their homes during the COVID-19 financial crisis. Please refer [...]

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and You

What is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act? Why do you care? Or why should you care? The answer is quite simple – the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects you, the consumer. Also known as FDCPA, this Act was created by the Federal Government to protect people from unscrupulous collections agencies and debt collectors. Basically, the FDCPA aims to [...]

File Bankruptcy and Be Done Being Scared!

The thought of personal bankruptcy creates fear for many people. But the truth is, there are greater fears that bring you to the brink of filing for bankruptcy. So rather than focus on the fear of bankruptcy, here is a different perspective – file bankruptcy and be done being scared. Let me explain further. Are you scared that your bills [...]

Financial Scammers During COVID-19 – Beware!

Throughout this crisis, we have seen the good in people. We have those on the front lines fighting to protect us. Essential workers are making sure that we have food on our tables. Assistance programs to help us to financially get through it. These are good things. However, we still worry about our health, the health of our loved ones, [...]

Should I take out a personal loan after the pandemic?

Lately, a common question posed to me is, Should I take out a personal loan after the pandemic? This seems like a simple question. As such, my initial reaction is NO. Nobody should take out a personal loan after the pandemic. OR, AT ANY TIME unless they need it and have good reason for taking on the new debt. Truthfully, [...]

Should you use a personal loan to consolidate credit card debt?

When should you use a personal loan to consolidate credit card debt? My knee jerk reaction and response to the question is always: NEVER! But then I take a step back. In some circumstances it may be the best choice. You really have to consider all the facts and the individual’s specific circumstances. Terms of Debt Usually, the lender for [...]

The Corona Virus Pandemic Will Affect Your Finances

The Corona Virus pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Every hour, there are more developments with no good news currently. Schools are closed, March Madness and other events have been cancelled, businesses are losing customers, and employees are questioning job security. While the government is working on financial relief, nobody is sure how or when it will happen. Nor do people [...]

No-Asset Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cases

What if I have no assets?  Are you considering bankruptcy? Refer to the bankruptcy code to find out which of the different types of bankruptcy you should file. For personal bankruptcy, the bankruptcy chapters you should pay attention to are either 7 or 13. 7 is the bankruptcy chapter involving liquidation while 13 is all about debt reorganization. A Chapter [...]

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