Debtors Still Owe HOA Fees After Bankruptcy?

Filing bankruptcy while owning a condominium, townhome or single family home that has homeowners association fees attached to it might not completely get rid of the HOA liability. Facts about how HOA fees may be handled during bankruptcy: Homeowners' associations have a legal right to place a lien against a debtor's property if they fail [...]

By |2018-11-12T19:30:56-06:00July 5th, 2010|Bankruptcy, Economy|Comments Off on Debtors Still Owe HOA Fees After Bankruptcy?

Texas Needs Harsher Penalties For Sloppy Bankers

It has become so common that it barely shocks even the most sensitive of us, a homeowner has spent months negotiating and waiting on a home modification only to discover that their home has be sold at foreclosure.  This is the type of disconnect that is impacting thousands of homeowners in Texas and especially in [...]

By |2018-11-13T21:27:58-06:00June 23rd, 2010|Economy, Foreclosures, Loans / Mortgages, Subprime Mortgages|Comments Off on Texas Needs Harsher Penalties For Sloppy Bankers

Six Signs That You’re Suffering From Debt Related Stress

You may be suffering from debt related stress if you notice that you are experiencing apathy and lack of energy.  The feeling that you don't care about your finances, debts or other financial stress is ironically a sign that you may be suffering from debt related stress. You may be suffering from debt related stress [...]

By |2018-11-14T17:22:17-06:00June 22nd, 2010|Bankruptcy, Economy, Managing Your Finances|Comments Off on Six Signs That You’re Suffering From Debt Related Stress

Tips On Avoiding Subprime Lenders After Bankruptcy

Many debtors are surprised that after their bankruptcy is discharged they find themselves receiving many credit offers.  Credit card companies, car loan lenders and even mortgage finance companies will send post-bankruptcy debtors credit offers hoping to capitalize on their clean financial slate.  But beware; many of these creditors are subprime lenders who prey on people [...]

By |2018-11-13T21:23:56-06:00June 22nd, 2010|After Bankruptcy, Economy, Managing Your Finances, Subprime Mortgages|Comments Off on Tips On Avoiding Subprime Lenders After Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy And Special Needs Families

More families who have special needs children or other disabled dependents are considering bankruptcy.  Because a disability can become financially draining, causing families to rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, bankruptcy is often a good choice.  Whether the family member is blind, deaf or has some other physical or cognitive disability, special [...]

By |2018-11-16T23:32:57-06:00June 22nd, 2010|Bankruptcy, Economy, Managing Your Finances|Comments Off on Bankruptcy And Special Needs Families

The Duchess of York To File Bankruptcy?

Sarah Ferguson (aka The Duchess of York) the former wife of  Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has announced that she may file for bankruptcy due to mounting debt troubles that have been dogging her for years.   While she hasn't revealed exactly how much money she owes, Fergie has gone on the Oprah Winfrey show [...]

By |2018-11-16T23:32:00-06:00June 22nd, 2010|Bankruptcy, Economy|Comments Off on The Duchess of York To File Bankruptcy?

More Credit Card Companies Exploit CARD Act Loopholes

When the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act was enacted it was designed to put an end to some of the practices used by credit card companies that negatively impacted consumers.  But now that three months has passed since the CARD Act was signed into law, many debtors are still finding themselves exploited [...]

By |2018-11-14T17:44:33-06:00June 21st, 2010|Economy, Managing Your Finances|Comments Off on More Credit Card Companies Exploit CARD Act Loopholes

High Unemployment Expected To Continue Until 2015

The unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent in April, up from 9.7 in March and many experts expect the unemployment rate to remain high until 2015.  Currently there are 15.3 million unemployed Americans as of April and that's not counting workers who have given up on finding a job.  The unemployment rate is calculated by [...]

By |2018-11-16T23:46:05-06:00June 21st, 2010|Economy, Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on High Unemployment Expected To Continue Until 2015

Will Dallas Loan Program Help Stem The Tide Of Job Losses And Corporate Bankruptcy?

The Dallas City Council has approved a $1 million loan program that is designed to assist small businesses in southern and western Dallas get capital for growth.  The program, which will provide $1 million from the city's public/private partnership fund to the Southern Dallas Development Corporation was approved unanimously with only one dissenting voice.  But [...]

By |2018-11-09T17:18:33-06:00June 17th, 2010|Bankruptcy, Economy, Loans / Mortgages, Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Will Dallas Loan Program Help Stem The Tide Of Job Losses And Corporate Bankruptcy?

Furniture Factory Warehouse Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – Customers Empty Handed

Home furnishings retailer Furniture Factory Warehouse, which operates 12 stores in South Texas, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection due to unfavorable financial conditions and a consistent decline in furniture sales. The retailer has closed all of its stores and distribution facilities pending the bankruptcy court's approval of Furniture Factory Warehouse's "Bankruptcy Going Out [...]

By |2020-07-10T07:59:01-05:00June 16th, 2010|Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Economy, Lawsuits, Managing Your Finances|Comments Off on Furniture Factory Warehouse Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – Customers Empty Handed
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