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Surviving Furlough During the Government Shutdown

December 31, 2018 Brian V. Lee

The first known use of the word “furlough” dates to 1631. The word is from the Dutch word “vorloffe,” meaning “permission” or literally “for leave.” The modern non-military definition of furlough is “a period of time when an employee is [ . . . ]

Be Tough, Not Uncivil

December 10, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Litigation isn’t for the weak of heart. Opposing counsel will seek any advantage to exploit, and a case can be won or lost by small margins. But you do not need to be rude when litigating a case. You must [ . . . ]

Avoid Debt This Holiday Season

December 7, 2018 LaTashia Williams

We don’t have to incur debt every holiday. Here are some tips that will allow you to avoid debt this holiday season without later financial regret. Budget Make your budget realistic and relative to you. Excluding this factor will decrease [ . . . ]

Can Eviction Happen in Cold Weather?

November 30, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Landlords in Virginia can legally evict you during a blizzard, but in Maryland and DC, whether you can be evicted depends upon just how cold it is. Cold weather evictions in Washington, DC In the District of Columbia, the U.S. [ . . . ]

How Student Loan Debt Prevents Homeownership

November 19, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Perhaps it’s no surprise, but student loan debt prevents homeownership. In just the third quarter of 2018, total outstanding student loan debt increased by a whopping $37 billion. The amount of student loan debt in the United States now stands at [ . . . ]

Think Twice Before You Co-Sign for a Loan

November 16, 2018 LaTashia Williams

A family member or a close friend is usually a person with whom we have a special connection. We highly regard these relationships which allows us to willingly assist them when there is a need, especially when we are able. [ . . . ]

Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Cases Get Dismissed So Often

November 15, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases get dismissed for lots of different reasons. Most dismissals, however, can be avoided. Chapter 13 is complicated Obtaining trustee and creditor consensus on a court-approved repayment plan takes hard work, finesse, and expertise. Chapter 13 allows [ . . . ]

The Case for Universal Basic Income

November 13, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Could universal basic income bring an end to poverty in America? A lot of big thinkers think so. What is Universal Basic Income? Universal Basic Income (or “UBI”) is the idea of providing a guaranteed income (like $500 a month) [ . . . ]

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