Category : General

You have questions, we have answers: If I file for bankruptcy, won’t everyone know that I have filed?

Usually not. While a bankruptcy filing is technically public record, it is not easily available information for most people to find. Bankruptcy information is on a court database that is not searchable from websites like Google or Yahoo.

Something To Consider: Financial Spring Cleaning

Spring time cleaning isn’t just for your junk drawers and closets! Here are some key points to consider when you spring clean your finances this year.

Couples and Money

Growing a healthy financial rapport with your significant other is an important, and often overlooked, part of a thriving relationship. As Vicki Cook and Amy Blacklock of Women Who Money state: “Doing the work … will put you on the path to a brighter financial future. It’s so beneficial to understand your money “history” and […]

You have questions, we have answers: What will bankruptcy do about the collection agencies that keep harassing me?

Leave a debt unpaid long enough and chances are you will receive multiple daily reminders of the unpaid balance, late fees, accruing interest and potential legal actions that will be taken against you. It is stressful enough to know that you aren’t able to meet a financial obligation, but add unsavory collections practices to mounting […]

Financial New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

One month into the New Year and hopefully you have used the past few weeks to adopt (and stick to!) some new financial behaviors that are already positively impacting your finances. As Colleen McCreary observes, “This last year taught us how important it is to have a handle on our finances in the event that […]

Looming Rent Crisis?

“According to the most recent Census Household Pulse survey, a staggering 10 million plus households in the United States, nearly one-fourth of the nation’s renters, are behind on rent.” What does this mean for landlords and renters going forward? Irina Ivanova explores the implications.

You have questions, we have answers: What can a creditor do to me?

Debt collection is a multi-step process: Creditors can contact you to collect on a debt, but keep in mind that they may not make any idle or illegal threats – such as throwing you in jail, reporting you to social services, or taking belongings that aren’t connected to the debt itself. They can sue you […]

Are your goals SMART?

One good way to plan for a purposeful year is to set goals that will enable you to accomplish the vision you have for your year ahead. Make sure your goals are SMART: Specific: General goals are good start, however try to make goals as specific as possible. Measurable: Goals must be measurable so you […]

Where Will 2021 Take You?

Happy New Year! We sure were happy to officially say hindsight is 20/20 (or 2020!)! The new year holds all sorts of possibilities for the future, but this new year has us especially hopeful that we may be able to travel just a *bit* further than our own kitchens and living rooms. With COVID-19 cases […]

Cleaning up your money – and your diet in 2021

Happy 2021! Hard to believe, but we’ve made it to the beginning of another year – and another decade! 365 new days; 365 new chances. At this time of year, people all over the world set up aspirational goals for their year ahead. Each of us on our own unique path, but somehow interconnected in […]