What’s the Difference between Debt Settlement and Debt Counseling?

August 8, 2011 No comments yet

Debt Settlement They negotiate with the credit card companies or collectors for generally a single payment (Can go up to 6 months) of which is for a percentage of what you owe. This can be anywhere between 80% to 20% of your original debt. They get their money in either a monthly payment plan or […]

Will Debt Settlement Affect My Taxes?

May 19, 2011 No comments yet

Most likely. If you pay back a difference of greater than $600. You will receive a 1099 and have to include it when you file. So if you agree to settle for $300 and you owe $1000, your difference is $700 and you will receive a 1099. The IRS sees the money you saved as […]

Things to Know About Debt Settlement Programs and Companies

April 18, 2011 No comments yet

How a debt settlement company works: Generally, they collect fees up front. Including: To establish the account A monthly service fee Final fee for the settlement payment Some times they send out “cease and desist” letters to ask creditors to stop contacting your family They ask you to stop making payments on the credit cards […]

Garnishment

March 23, 2011 No comments yet

If you received a notice about garnishment or been threatened with garnishment, it can be a scary concept. Understanding the process can help you figure out how you want to handle it. 1)      You stop paying your creditors. 2)      The Creditor is interested in garnishment, which generally does not happen unless you have valuable property […]

Debt Settlement v. Bankruptcy… Which to Choose

January 5, 2011 No comments yet

If you have a large amount of credit card debt and are having difficulty making all of your payments you may be debating whether you should file for bankruptcy or whether you should work on a debt settlement plan. Filing for bankruptcy can be a great strategic move. Even though the bankruptcy will stay on […]

Knee Deep In Debt

December 28, 2010 No comments yet

After the recession and liquidity crunch of 2007, a lot of people are facing difficulty in repaying their unpaid bills. They keep looking for ways to make ends meet, including taking out payday loans. But what ends up happening, is they take out one to meet another bill, and they keep taking out another to […]

More People Are Filing Bankruptcy

December 22, 2010 No comments yet

The Wall Street Journal reported that the recession has affected everyone and that the number of people filing for bankruptcy over 2010 was expected to reach more than a million and half Americans. Since the recession, it has become more common for filers to earn more than $30,000 per year and have a college degree. […]

Xerium Technologies Files For Pre-packaged Bankruptcy – Update – RTT News

March 30, 2010 Comments Off on Xerium Technologies Files For Pre-packaged Bankruptcy – Update – RTT News

Xerium Technologies Files For Pre-packaged Bankruptcy – Update
RTT News
The company would implement a pre-packaged reorganization plan under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of
Xerium files "pre-packaged" bankruptcyReuters
Xerium files for bankruptcyNews & Observer
The Daily Docket: Lehman Wants Claims CutWall Street Journal (blog)
MarketWatch (press release)
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NXP’s Junk Debt Soars 16.5 Times as Bankruptcy Concern Subsides – BusinessWeek

March 30, 2010 Comments Off on NXP’s Junk Debt Soars 16.5 Times as Bankruptcy Concern Subsides – BusinessWeek

NXP's Junk Debt Soars 16.5 Times as Bankruptcy Concern Subsides
BusinessWeek
worst recession since the 1930s, has soared as bankruptcy concerns have faded, said Ping Zhao, debt-research analyst at CreditSights Inc. in New York.

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Local firm with noble national mission seeks bankruptcy – Tampa Tribune

March 30, 2010 Comments Off on Local firm with noble national mission seeks bankruptcy – Tampa Tribune

Local firm with noble national mission seeks bankruptcy
Tampa Tribune
But this small Apollo Beach-based charity filed for bankruptcy protection last week, leaving some rural communities around the country wondering about the

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