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Financial Lessons from The Big Short

The Big Short, the Oscar-nominated film about the 2008 housing crisis, is an instructive, sometimes funny, and intense human drama about fraud and greed in the financial world. The film exposes the corruption that led to the near collapse of our banking system, but offers little comfort to the millions of Americans who lost their… Read More »

What to Expect When Filing for Bankruptcy

The issue of bankruptcy became central a few years ago during Atlanta’s heated city council race between H. Lamar Willis and Andre Dickens. Dickens took fire from the Willis campaign over his $1.1 million bankruptcy filing. This tactic ended up backfiring, however, as Dickens was quick to point out his bankruptcy was the responsible course… Read More »

What Debt Solution is Right for Me?

In searching for a debt solution that’s right for your particular financial situation, it can be difficult to decide where to turn. There are countless credit counselors and debt settlement organizations out there, and it’s tough to sort out the good from the bad. To receive the best possible solution, there are a few things… Read More »

How to Start Saving More Toward Retirement

As a general rule, Americans don’t do delayed gratification well. We live in a youth-oriented society that moves at the speed of technology without a thought for what is going to happen tomorrow. We live, work and consume, and push away thoughts about what it might be like for us when we are older. We… Read More »

What are the Rules for Discharging Income Tax Debt in Bankruptcy?

If you thought that you could not discharge income tax debt in bankruptcy, then you might be happy to be mistaken if you owe money to the IRS. You absolutely may discharge old tax debts, penalties and interest in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, as long as you qualify under a few simple IRS… Read More »

Understanding Your Risks and Rights with Unsecured Debt

There is a simple and easy way to understand the difference between secured and unsecured debt. Secured debt is backed by some type of property, such as a car or house. Defaulting on this type of debt typically means the forfeiture of the property in question. Unsecured debt is backed simply by a promise of… Read More »

5 Steps to Get Out of Debt in 2015

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions about getting a handle on your finances, saving more money or finally getting out of debt? Paying off debt is a worthy goal because mounting debt can cause significant stress, which is one of the leading causes of many health conditions. If you’d like to be happier and… Read More »

Top Five Reasons Your Bankruptcy Filing May Be Rejected

When you file for bankruptcy, you need quick relief. That is why it is important not to make any errors in your application that might delay, or worse, reject, your filing. Ensure smooth sailing for your bankruptcy process by working with an experienced bankruptcy attorney to avoid these common filing mistakes and omissions: Not passing… Read More »

Can I Keep My House if I File for Bankruptcy?

In this difficult economic climate, millions of Americans are facing foreclosure. Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 have helped many people stay in their homes. A qualified and experienced Atlanta, GA bankruptcy attorney can review your income and debt and help you develop a sound bankruptcy strategy for keeping your home. Under Chapter 7, a bankruptcy… Read More »

Secured Debt Explained

As you plan for bankruptcy, it is important to understand the difference between secured and unsecured debt. A knowledgeable Atlanta, GA bankruptcy attorney can help you make informed decisions about how to prioritize your debts. Collateral — something you pledge as security for repayment of a loan — is not required for unsecured debt, like… Read More »