Debt

  • What Do You Get To Keep After Bankruptcy Proceedings Are Finished?

    What do you get to keep after bankruptcy? Whether you are declaring chapter 7 bankruptcy or chapter 13 bankruptcy, you can find out the answer to that question in this article.
    By AlexisW February 28, 2011 

  • How Much Money is Allowed to be Taken From Your Paycheck For Wage Garnishment?

    Those who have been notified that they may have their wage garnished need to know how much can a wage garnishment take from your paycheck. These figures vary depending on the type of debt and what state rules allow. Understanding wage garnishment laws...
    By Finn Orfano February 28, 2011 

  • What Rights Do You Have If Your Wages Are Being Garnished?

    Contrary to what most people think, there are wage garnishment rights that you may be entitled to. Just because your wages have been garnished does not mean you have no recourse. Certain debts are not eligible for the minimum disposable income rules but...
    By Finn Orfano February 28, 2011 


  • How Long Does A Garnishment Last?

    “How long does a garnishment last?” may be on your mind if you’re in serious debt. Unfortunately, a simple answer does not exist. The length of time depends upon numerous factors, such as the type of debt, type of court action approved...
    By Stephanie Mojica February 28, 2011 

  • Plan Ahead for Taxes for Family Members Inheriting Real Estate

    Real estate is not treated the same as other inheritances. In fact, real estate family inheritance planning tax is easier than dealing with other assets in an estate. Real estate value is set as of the date of death and not on the value at purchase. ...
    By Finn Orfano January 24, 2011 

  • Reducing Debt by Consolidating Student Loans with Low Interest Rate Options

    Are you in student loan debt and are struggling to make your payments? Consider consolidating student loans with low interest rate options. This means keeping money in your pocket every month. Read about consolidation loans for private and federal...
    By Allyson Heath January 24, 2011 


  • Am I Responsible Too after Marrying Someone who has Student Loan Debts?

    Good question. This depends on such things as when the loan was taken, what state you live in, and whether you share other debts. Find out how to determine whether marrying someone who has student loan debts makes them your own.
    By Allyson Heath January 19, 2011 

  • All About Debt Securities

    The investment world can be broadly divided into equity and debt securities. Equity is the stock market, and debt is bonds and other forms of borrowing money. Debt securities should have a place in every investor's portfolio.
    By Tim Plaehn January 9, 2011 

  • Credit Reports and the Hiring Process: Discrimination?

    Is it considered discrimination when a company determines hiring and internal promotions based on credit reports and finances? Why do jobs base hiring someone on credit reports and finances?
    By DebbieHenthorn January 8, 2011 

  • How Do I Write Off Bad Debt On My Tax Return?

    If someone owes you money, either from a loan or other transaction, and fails to pay you, then you likely have a bad debt. If you make efforts to collect the debt and are still not paid, then usually the bad debt can be written off on your tax return...
    By Patricia Tokar, CPA January 5, 2011 
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