What It’s Like — Everlast

December 31, 2017 Brian V. Lee

We’ve all seen the man At the liquor store Begging for your change The hair on his face is Dirty, dread-locked And full of mange He asks a man For what he could spare With shame in his eyes “Get [ . . . ]

Business Disputes: When It’s Time to Sue

December 27, 2017 Brian V. Lee

Most business disputes are the result of a breach of contract. Since contracts are written documents, the language of the contract, as well as the actions of the parties, will determine whether the dispute will result in litigation. Be reasonable [ . . . ]

Daddy Drank Our Christmas Money — TVTV$

December 24, 2017 Brian V. Lee

Hey, daddy loves you, all my little kids That’s why it hurts me to say Santa won’t be coming by this year I’m really sorry, kids But I spent all the money on alcohol And you won’t be getting any [ . . . ]

The 6 Biggest Student Loan Debt Mistakes to Avoid

December 22, 2017 Brian V. Lee

About $84 billion of the approximately $1.37 trillion in student loan debt that Americans owe is in default. Increasingly, student loan borrowers are finding it too difficult to repay and are simply defaulting. From loan inception to repayment, here are 6 student loan [ . . . ]

Can I Stop Foreclosure Without Filing Bankruptcy?

December 11, 2017 Brian V. Lee

Can you stop foreclosure without filing bankruptcy? The answer depends upon how far in default you are on your mortgage payments. If your mortgage company hasn’t yet scheduled a foreclosure auction, you may have options better than bankruptcy. But once [ . . . ]

We All Have Problems — The Sheila Divine

December 10, 2017 Brian V. Lee

Where’s my success? All I have is greed Where’s this life that You promised me? Where’s my self worth? Oh, bankruptcy I’d like to buy you things Like you do for me We all have problems These are mine I [ . . . ]

Don’t Send Good Money After Bad

December 7, 2017 Brian V. Lee

Don’t send good money after bad. Have you heard the phrase? It means spending even more money on an investment with the hope of recouping your original investment. Most of our clients feel their credit card purchases to be investments. From [ . . . ]

Getting Ahead in Northern Virginia is Not So Easy

December 4, 2017 Brian V. Lee

A new report, Getting Ahead: The Uneven Opportunity Landscape in Northern Virginia (November 28, 2017), shows why getting ahead in Northern Virginia is not so easy, especially if you live within the area’s many “islands of disadvantage.” The authors, from [ . . . ]

Two Day Hangover — Steriogram

December 3, 2017 Brian V. Lee

Well, here we go, we’re out and about With the ones that like to shout Ended up at the Norwood drinking I can feel my wallet shrinking If I get caught up buying more rounds Then I declare bankruptcy now [ . . . ]