Posts Categorized: Debt

Surviving the Government Shutdown (and Aftermath)

The government shutdown earlier this winter left about 800,000 federal workers without pay for weeks. More than half were required to work at least part of that time, without pay. On January 25, an interim agreement reopened the government for three weeks. But, those three weeks are nearly at an end, and many government employees… Read more »

Chase and Zombie Debts

Zombie Debts

Last updated April 21, 2018. In a recent lawsuit, Chase Bank was forced to pay out more than $160 million in penalties and $50 million in refunds to consumers for selling bad zombie debt to collection agencies. What is a zombie debt? Many people have had a debt that they could not pay or that… Read more »

Chapter 7 Means Test 2015

Chapter 7 bankruptcy offers debtors serious relief. In a chapter 7 bankruptcy, you surrender non-exempt property to the court. That property is sold and used to pay your creditors. The rest of your unsecured debts are then discharged. Most debtors don’t have any non-exempt property, so they don’t have to give up property. That means… Read more »

The Big Ohio Bankruptcy List

Bankruptcy in Ohio

Last updated Aug. 31, 2017. If you’re considering filing for bankruptcy, if you’re struggling with debt and wondering what your options are, or if you’re just curious about the bankruptcy process and rules in Ohio, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of everything you need to know about bankruptcy… Read more »

Can I modify my student loans?

Student loans are all over the news. Student loan debt has risen to over $1 trillion and it just keeps growing. The average student borrower has an outstanding balance of almost $30,000. Students are graduating into a difficult economy and finding themselves unemployed or underemployed and struggling to make their student loan payments. Is there anything… Read more »