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What Debts are Unaffected by Bankruptcy?

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This week’s blog is another question from a listener of The Crushing Debt Podcast, and the question is, “Can you file bankruptcy on a judgment that is for domestic violence?” Generally, the answer is that the debt would not be dischargeable – meaning it would not be eliminated by the bankruptcy. However, I don’t… Read More »

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Should I Consolidate My Debt or File Bankruptcy?

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There are many ways to eliminate debt: (1) negotiate a plan with the creditor directly, (2) “snowball” or “avalanche” the debt, (3) take out a consolidation loan, (4) transfer debt from a higher interest rate to a lower interest rate (a personal loan, or 0% credit card, for example), or (5) bankruptcy.  Which one… Read More »

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Eliminating Debt after a Repossession Using Creditor Harassment Laws

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This week’s blog post is a modified transcript of The Crushing Debt Podcast Episode 84 that I wanted to share with you about a success story where we were able to help client eliminate over $21,000 in debt! I’m sharing this episode as a blog post to review the scenario and exactly how we… Read More »

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Answering Listener Questions

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We often get questions from listeners of The Crushing Debt Podcast. In this blog post, I’ll answer some listener questions I’ve received. The first question I wanted to answer is whether a person already under a Chapter 13 repayment plan can legally have an automobile financed while still in bankruptcy? This question comes from… Read More »

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Why People File for Bankruptcy?

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This is another transcription of The Crushing Debt Podcast, Episode number 144, “Why do our clients file bankruptcy?” I’ve done many podcast episodes, written blogs, and wrote a book on how to eliminate debt, and it occurred to me that I haven’t often discussed why my clients file for bankruptcy, or why my clients… Read More »

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Crushing Debt Podcast Episode 126: Schedule I & J of the Bankruptcy Petition

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Schedule I and J of the bankruptcy petition is the budgetary portion of the bankruptcy petition and there is an art to completing someone’s budget when they’ve decided to file for bankruptcy. In this Blog post (taken from Episode 126 of The Crushing Debt Podcast), we’ll review the budget schedules of the Bankruptcy Petition… Read More »

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The Crushing Debt Podcast, Episode 132: Coming Off of The Freddie Mac Exclusionary List

By Yesner Law |

One of the things that I’ve talked about often on The Crushing Debt Podcast is the Freddie Mac exclusionary list. I’ve also written blogs and made videos about the topic. Interestingly the way that this started was when I was preparing for a seminar for Realtors® on how they could avoid liability in certain… Read More »

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What Happens to my Personal Injury Claim when I file Bankruptcy?

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When someone files bankruptcy, ALL of their assets wherever located, become part of the Debtor’s bankruptcy estate pursuant to the Bankruptcy Code. ALL assets means everything – house, car, furniture, jewelry, clothes, pets, everything.  Some things debtors don’t realize are included are stocks and bonds (not part of an IRA or 401k), inheritance, ownership… Read More »

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How Do I Create a Budget?

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What is budgeting?  My definition is that budgeting is an estimate of money to be earned and expenses to be paid over some given time period based on past period’s data. I like to think of budgeting as a diet; it is only effective if you use it. Some tips to remember as you… Read More »

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My Landlord Died, is my Lease Still Valid?

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We received another Crushing Debt Podcast listener question this week: “My lease expires in 8 months and my landlord just passed away.  What are my rights?” Most every lease (at least the ones that we draft) should have a provision in it that says that the rights and responsibilities of the contract pass to… Read More »

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