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Assets Worth Mentioning in Your Estate Plan

There are many assets that people tend to overlook when planning their estate. Whether for sentimental reasons, or the financial security of your family, these are some of the most important assets to include in your estate plan: Home Like most people, your home is probably your most valuable asset. Make sure to include it [...]

Assets Worth Mentioning in Your Estate Plan2022-06-07T10:39:01+00:00

How a Local Business Lawyer Can Help Your LLC

Though it’s not required in all states, if you’re thinking about starting a limited liability company (LLC), hiring a business lawyer can be beneficial in providing peace of mind and protection from personal liability. There are a few things to consider when deciding whether or not to hire a business lawyer. The first is the [...]

How a Local Business Lawyer Can Help Your LLC2022-06-07T10:33:06+00:00

Estate Planning by Yourself is a Bad Idea

Oftentimes, persons underestimate the value of an experienced team of professionals and take on the task of handling estate planning on their own. The multitude of complex legal issues involved in such an undertaking deem it a matter best left to an expert. Here are some of the top reasons why estate planning yourself is [...]

Estate Planning by Yourself is a Bad Idea2022-05-03T18:17:11+00:00

Common Estate Planning Miscalculations

Estate planning is a highly avoided process that everyone should go through, but also one that can be fraught with paperwork, tax laws, litigation, and without the right guidance, mistakes. Here are some of the most common things people miscalculate the importance and significance of when considering estate planning: 1. Not Having a Will The [...]

Common Estate Planning Miscalculations2022-05-03T18:11:03+00:00

How to Successfully Avoid Filing for Bankruptcy

Getting out of debt can be difficult if you have a large amount to pay or lack money management skills necessary. It could be due to overspending or circumstances beyond your control that caused you to fall into debt. Perhaps you lost your job, or you are facing long-term disability. If you have a large [...]

How to Successfully Avoid Filing for Bankruptcy2022-02-03T11:06:02+00:00

What to do if you’re being Sued by a Debt Collector

When you hear the phone ring and you pick it up and you hear an aggressive debt collector. It’s one of the most unpleasant feelings that could ruin your entire day. What can be more upsetting, is knowing that you are being sued. Hundreds of people have become prey to these debt collectors and many [...]

What to do if you’re being Sued by a Debt Collector2020-11-02T15:19:23+00:00

6 reasons Social Security disability applications get denied

Did you know that fewer than one out of every four applications for Social Security disability payments initially gets approved? Even though a few more are awarded upon appeal, more than 60 percent of applications get denied overall. There are specific eligibility criteria for getting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments, and some common reasons [...]

6 reasons Social Security disability applications get denied2017-10-10T18:41:27+00:00

Fewer local residents filing personal bankruptcies

October 29, 2012 By Cornelius Frolik A decline in personal bankruptcy filings in the Miami Valley signals that access to credit remains tight and consumers are carrying less debt, experts said. But the trend is not necessarily good news. Bankruptcy is a way of discharging debt, but many debtors are unemployed, meaning they do not [...]

Fewer local residents filing personal bankruptcies2012-10-12T11:21:23+00:00

Small Business Loans Still Difficult

 August 14, 2012 Brian Nearing Banks' continued reluctance to lend money to small businesses remains a problem with the sputtering economy in New York, according to a poll released Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The bank's annual Small Business Borrowers Poll found seven small businesses in 10 that sought loans were [...]

Small Business Loans Still Difficult2012-08-14T11:24:54+00:00

The $90,000 Lesson: Protecting Elders from Financial Abuse

August 13, 2012 PORTLAND, Ore. - The son of an Oregon woman bilked out of $90,000 has advice for other grown children concerned about their aging parents: Get involved sooner rather than later. At his mother's house, John Fread of Portland noticed a credit card statement with a balance of $20,000. Scammers had charged almost [...]

The $90,000 Lesson: Protecting Elders from Financial Abuse2012-08-13T11:22:57+00:00
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