Joblessness and Bankruptcy

In the “new economy”, it is not uncommon for workers to risk their pride or their freedom or even their lives in an effort to find or retain a job.  All of us feel the pressure to pay bills and meet our obligations, while at the same time trying to save some money. But what [...]

By |2012-10-25T16:08:56-05:00November 7th, 2012|General|Comments Off on Joblessness and Bankruptcy

Behind the Numbers

When you see a restaurant commercial, the “special price” never includes tax and tip.  When you see unemployment figures, the totals never include underemployed and discouraged workers.  When you see foreclosure statistics, the figures never include homes which are at-risk for foreclosure.  In fact, as many as one-third of American homes are “in the shadows” [...]

By |2012-04-03T16:17:24-05:00April 18th, 2012|General|Comments Off on Behind the Numbers

Negative Equity and Social Darwinism

“[D]on’t try and stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom, allow investors to buy up homes, put renters in them, fix the homes up, and let it turn around and come back up.  The Obama administration has slow-walked the foreclosure processes that have long existed and as a result [...]

By |2012-03-26T11:32:23-05:00March 26th, 2012|General|Comments Off on Negative Equity and Social Darwinism

Top Three Causes of the Foreclosure Crisis

The Republicans Most conservatives favor economic deregulation as a means to reduce the government’s size.  It stands as no surprise that George W. Bush never met a banking deregulation law that he didn’t like.  Many Bush-era laws contributed to an attitude that all things were permissible if there was a profit to be made. The [...]

By |2012-03-15T16:27:29-05:00March 15th, 2012|General|Comments Off on Top Three Causes of the Foreclosure Crisis

Using Chapter 13 Bankruptcy To Stay In Your Home

Jim and Susan own and operate a small medical supply business in Dallas, Texas. In 2008, they purchased a $200,000 home using an 80/20 mortgage with an adjustable interest rate. Four years later, the value of their house has dropped to $150,000, their monthly payment has gone up, and their income has gone down. They [...]

By |2017-05-19T23:38:08-05:00February 18th, 2012|General|Comments Off on Using Chapter 13 Bankruptcy To Stay In Your Home

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