Protect Your Identity!

Did you know that identity theft and bankruptcy often go hand in hand? An increasingly unfortunate symptom of the online world that we live in is the ease with which scammers can obtain and use personal information to take out loans, open credit cards, file fraudulent tax returns and strong-arm folks into handing over their […]

Bankruptcy in the News

It’s only Wednesday and we already have news of two major bankruptcy filings taking place this week: Boy Scouts of America and Pier-1 Imports have each filed for bankruptcy protection. While controversy abounds with regards to the Boy Scouts of America filing, Pier-1 Imports unfortunately seems to be just another of several big-brand retailers that […]

Does your food budget need an overhaul?

The early part of the year seems like the best time to reassess both your financial health, and your actual health. Have you considered how small changes to your food budget can make a BIG difference to both your waistline and your bottom line? Here are some simple tips from Medi-Share to help jump start […]

Are you “Sandwiched In”?

A term coined years ago, being “Sandwiched In” can happen to just about anyone, and often it sneaks up on us. Here is practical advice for those in the “Sandwiched In” generation – and how to best shift our thinking, and our finances, during those tricky, in-between years.

Winning with money begins with:

A BUDGET! Now before you shut down at the mention of the word budget, please hear me out. I know that budgeting doesn’t sound all that exciting, and sometimes it can seem downright complicated! Let me tell you though, budgeting is single-handedly the best way to take back control of your finances. A budget means […]

How would you like an extra $3,500 this year?

Happy New Year, everyone! There is just something palpable in the air each January – something invisible that silently screams that we are all standing at the beginning of an endless array of new and exciting possibilities. I’m not one for big resolutions that are over almost as quickly as they’ve been spoken aloud, however […]

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Happy New Year!!

As the world collectively watches the minutes of another decade fade into the history books, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on some of the more notable bankruptcy filings of 2019. The trend of struggling retail giants continued this year with stores such as Beauty Brands, Innovative Mattress Solutions, Shopko, Gymboree, Charlotte Russe, […]

Car Repossession can happen at any time of the day or night know your options!

It seems the hustle and bustle of the holidays isn’t letting up on us any time soon – whether it be shopping trips, school functions, family gatherings or office parties, it seems we are on the move this month more than any other time of year! With all that traveling, the last thing anyone wants […]

Don’t Fall For This Holiday Mistake!

Between the crisp air and harvest colored leaves, it is undeniable that the holiday season is upon us here in Eastern North Carolina. But while you are wrapping yourselves in extra layers – and beginning to wrap those presents for family, friends and colleagues – I want to encourage you to avoid the seemingly “easy credit” […]

Iconic Barneys New York Department Store files for Bankruptcy protection

The end of an era? In this New York Times article, Vanessa Friedman and Sapna Maheshwari take an exploratory look at the recent bankruptcy proceedings of iconic New York department store Barneys New York. As they so aptly summarized the situation: “Retail watchers will probably be arguing for years over what, or who, was to […]