Last updated April 21, 2018. We’ve all heard about student loan debt in the news. Lots of us have student loan debt ourselves. We hear a lot about how millennials won’t be able to buy their own homes or save for retirement. If so many are struggling to pay, what’s happening in the student loan… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Consumer Updates
The mortgage market is a sensitive and complicated system. It reacts to any number of factors, including interest rates, housing purchases, and general economic outlook. It’s been in turmoil since the 2008 crisis and is still in the process of finding a new equilibrium. Last week was particularly tumultuous. What does all this turbulence mean… Read more »
Our firm is excited to present this visual guide to the unique economic ecosystem of the city of Dayton. The infographic highlights transportation hubs, major employers, top tourist attractions, and some geographic data. Economic Ecosystem of Dayton, OH by Russ Cope is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Credit Reporting Consumer Protections This is a guest post by Allan R. Bloomfield, a bankruptcy lawyer practicing in Queens. His offices are located at: 118-21 Queens Blvd., #617, Forest Hills, NY 11375. One of the most important national consumer protection laws is the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which regulates how credit reporting companies report information. … Read more »
Last updated Dec. 29, 2017. Say you’ve made some purchases on your credit card, and you owe a couple thousand dollars. Then something unexpected happens (maybe your roof starts leaking or your car needs new tires) and you find yourself a bit short one month. You plan to pay in full the next month, but… Read more »
A recent study by the National Consumer Law Center gave Ohio a C grade for the protections it offers to debtors. Twenty-three other states also scored Cs. Ohio shouldn’t feel too bad, though. The study claims that not a single state met basic standards that would allow debtors to continue to support themselves and their… Read more »