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Should I Pay Off Debt With My Retirement?

Should I Pay Off Debt With My Retirement (3).jpgDebt struggles can be an incredible burden on a person's mental and emotional well being. The constant stress of a growing pile of unpaid bills, the ever-rising interest penalties, and your inability to make ends meet can result in a desire to turn off the lights and hide under your covers.

What if a Creditor Sues Me?

What if a Creditor Sues Me (2).jpgIf you are struggling with debt, you are well aware of this timeless fact: creditors are relentless in their pursuit of money. They are willing to engage in all manner of collection efforts, including harassing letters and phone calls to get what they believe they are owed. Sometimes, creditors will even file lawsuits against debtors.

Dealing with Liens

Dealing with Liens.jpgBankruptcy is a process in which debtors either give up assets or reach a payment plan in order to pay off creditors, with the ultimate goal of discharging all qualifying debt. There is a lot of hard work and emotional energy that goes into accomplishing this feat. When the dust settles after a bankruptcy court discharges a person's debt, they may feel a great sense of relief.

Five Signs that Chapter 7 May Be Your Best Choice

Five Signs that Chapter 7 May Be Your Best Choice.jpgNobody wants to file bankruptcy. On either a personal or business basis, no one manages their finances or starts their own business with a vision of financial turmoil. Rather, we work hard, take risks, and do the best we can to provide for our families. Unfortunately, things happen along the way that can send us spiraling down a financial path we did not want to travel.

IF A CREDITOR IS SEEKING TURNOVER OF FUNDS FROM YOUR JOINT BANK ACCOUNT, WE CAN HELP!

joint bank account.jpgDo you share a bank account with another person? Has a creditor levied upon that joint account to satisfy a judgment that was entered against one of you? Are you afraid that your money in that joint account will go towards paying off the other person's debt? If so, a recent Appellate Division ruling will come as good news.

Financial Reform Summit

Financial Reform Summit.jpgAttorney Shelley Slafkes recently spoke as a panelist in the Financial Reform Summit, hosted by New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF). The NJCEF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the financial empowerment of low income and moderate income people in New Jersey. Together with community leaders, the summit brought together advocates, students, elected officials, financial institutions, small business owners and other stakeholders to hear experts and leaders talk about some of the most pressing economic issues facing New Jerseyans.

Students Paying on their Parents' Loans

In a new twist on the student loan crisis, this year has seen a growing number of students paying on their parent's loans. The problem started with the Parent PLUS loan system, a system that is notorious for granting parents large amounts with few strings attached. 

Marrying into Debt

You've found the one. You've planned the wedding. You're ready to walk down that aisle, but you want to know, when your officiant asks "if you take this person to be your spouse, for richer or for poorer," what are you agreeing to?

Student Loan Relief Scam Busted!

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a student loan debt relief scam has illegally been tricking borrowers into paying for federal loan benefits. Student Aid Institute, Inc., misrepresented to consumers that it was affiliated with the Department of Education.

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