Money Blues — Bessie Smith

May 27, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Daddy, I need money Give it to your honey Daddy, I need money now All day long I hear that song Oh, I’m pretty sure for that I go wrong Fast as I can lend it, how you like to [ . . . ]

Head Like a Hole — Nine Inch Nails

May 18, 2018 Brian V. Lee

God money, I’ll do anything for you God money, just tell me what you want me to God money, nail me up against the wall God money, don’t want everything, he wants it all No, you can’t take it No, [ . . . ]

Debt Lawsuits in the Washington DC Region

May 14, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Debt collection lawsuits are much more common in black neighborhoods than in white ones. And by far Washington, DC has the highest percentage of African-Americans in the United States. Debt lawsuits in the Washington, DC region are quite common. Credit card lawsuits If [ . . . ]

Too Big to Fail, Small Enough to Jail

May 9, 2018 Brian V. Lee

The 2017 PBS Frontline documentary Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the story of the Abacus Federal Savings Bank, a family-owned community bank situated in NYC’s Chinatown. Abacus became the only financial institution to actually face criminal charges following the [ . . . ]

Dance My Pain Away — Rod Lee

May 6, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Dance my pain away I’ve got problems Dance my pain away I’ve got problems Now listen to my story Bill collectors on me Had to file bankruptcy Need some help from somebody Doctors bills is stacking up I’m desperate to [ . . . ]

Stop Foreclosure Immediately

May 4, 2018 Brian V. Lee

You may have done everything that you could to stop foreclosure on your own. But if your lender schedules an auction, you must take steps to stop foreclosure immediately. Before an auction is scheduled, you have lots of foreclosure prevention [ . . . ]

File Bankruptcy to Stop a Lawsuit

May 1, 2018 Brian V. Lee

If a creditor sues you on a debt, you should know that you can file bankruptcy to stop a lawsuit. A creditor may sue you for the debt on repossessed car, broken lease, or credit card. Or a former lender [ . . . ]