21 Jun 2017

What Not to Do Prior to Filing Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy should not be a quick or easy decision. Most of our clients seriously considered the benefits and repercussions of filing long before they even stepped into our office. It’s a slow process, one that often involves months of debt management and financial reorganization. If you’re in the planning stages of bankruptcy, you […]

12 Feb 2017

HOW TO SPEND YOUR BONUS!

HOW TO SPEND YOUR BONUS! So you got a bonus. How much of it do you want to spend? Read the rest of the article by clicking the link: http://bloom.bg/2l8MU5U

12 Jan 2017

Understanding Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Courts are located within each of the 94 federal judicial districts.  A bankruptcy petition cannot be filed in state court. Bankruptcy laws help people who can no longer pay their creditors get a fresh start by liquidating their assets to pay their debts, or by creating a repayment plan. Bankruptcy laws also protect troubled […]

14 Dec 2016

File Bankruptcy And Keep Paying These Critical Creditors

You’ve filed bankruptcy. Your creditors are stayed. A bankruptcy discharge is ahead. You’re out from under unrelenting pressure to pay creditors. But don’t let your sense of relief keep you from planning:  who should you pay now that you’re in bankruptcy? Paying bills after filing bankruptcy Two legal realities drive who needs to be paid […]

07 Dec 2016

5 Signs You Should Consider Filing for Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy can be a scary thought. However, many report that it saved them, gave them a fresh start and relieved their stress. If you’re at a crossroads and considering bankruptcy, it’s important to recognize the warning signs. Here are 5 signs you should consider filing for bankruptcy: Are You Living Paycheck to Paycheck While Only […]

07 Nov 2016

Fixing your credit scores after a bankruptcy

Dear Liz: How do you repair credit scores after filing for bankruptcy? My husband and I are in this situation and are looking to reestablish credit and increase our credit scores. Also, how long do closed accounts appear on the credit report? Answer: Filing for bankruptcy may have actually helped your scores. Researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank […]

24 Oct 2016

5 of Our Favorite Tips for Dealing With Business Bankruptcy

As a business owner, the time and money spent in growing and managing my business has been worth so much. The idea of watching all of that crumble away into nothing is enough is terrifying but I have also learned that failures are simply an opportunity to learn from my previous mistakes and to take […]

17 Oct 2016

Can Small Business Owners Consider an Applicant’s Bankruptcy When Making Hiring Decisions?

Business owners are generally aware that their decision of whether or not to hire a job candidate cannot be based on discriminatory or other prohibited reasons. For the most part, those reasons are clear and easy to understand. Ronald Parks, Director of Talent Services at the diversity talent acquisition firm Talent Empire, says “Generally, any […]

11 Oct 2016

Finding Opportunities During And After Bankruptcy

In my last post, I discussed how bankruptcy is not always a bad thing for companies or investors. I liken the process to recycling, where the useful pieces of something that would have otherwise been discarded are broken down and turned into something new and valuable to society. The alternative to restructuring under Chapter 11 […]

03 Oct 2016

Rebel Teens Are Killing America’s Clothing Giants

Two years ago, Aéropostale Chief Executive Officer Julian Geiger shared his view of the adolescent shopper. “The teenager today wants to fit in,” he told analysts. “They want to fit in by wearing things that make them feel safe. If there’s a brand promise toAéropostale, it’s that the teenager can wear our clothes, go to school, […]

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