Old Folks Boogie — Little Feat

April 21, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Off our rockers Acting crazy With the right medication We won’t be lazy Doing the old folks boogie Down on the farm With wheelchairs They was locked arm in arm Paired off pacemakers With matching alarms Gives us just one [ . . . ]

How to Find Out If You Have a Debt in Collection

June 2, 2017 Brian V. Lee

If you’re concerned about your credit score, you probably want to know if you have any debts in collections. Having debt in collection can badly harm your credit score. And the damage can multiply if unaddressed. Creditors often report debts to [ . . . ]

How Bankruptcy Promotes Entrepreneurship

April 18, 2017 Brian V. Lee

Starting a business takes moxy, guts. Business owners can offset the risk of failure with feasibility planning and hard work. But many businesses fail, and our economy must not doom entrepreneurs to complete ruin. The truth is that failure is an [ . . . ]

Will Foreclosure Affect My Spouse’s Credit?

February 3, 2017 Brian V. Lee

When facing foreclosure, wanting to protect your spouse is a natural instinct. Whether your foreclosure will affect your spouse depends upon whether the mortgage loan was a joint debt. Going through a foreclosure is never easy. But a foreclosure is even more [ . . . ]

What Does It Mean When a Debt is Charged Off?

February 1, 2017 Brian V. Lee

Many people experience a feeling of relief when they see on their credit reports that an old debt has been marked as “Charged Off.” Some think that these debts have been forgiven because a creditor has charged off the debt. [ . . . ]

Should I Worry About My Fiance’s Bankruptcy?

October 17, 2016 Brian V. Lee

Marriage is much more than the spiritual union between two people. Marriage also joins two otherwise completely separate lives — socially, legally, and financially. A problem in one spouse’s life will affect both, and that includes any financial problems, too. [ . . . ]

6 Tips to Rebound from Bankruptcy

August 30, 2016 Brian V. Lee

When you file for bankruptcy, you’re giving yourself a financial fresh start. Bankruptcy allows you to easily free yourself from debts you have no realistic ability to repay. Although there are many positive benefits from bankruptcy, your credit will still also [ . . . ]

Washington DC Area Tops List for CFPB Complaints Nationwide

May 28, 2016 Brian V. Lee

As of March 1, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) handled approximately 834,400 complaints, including approximately 22,800 complaints. The Washington, DC area has three of the top seven jurisdictions for CFPB complaints per capita. By a wide margin, Washington, [ . . . ]

Building Credit After Filing Bankruptcy

February 23, 2016 Brian V. Lee

If you’ve filed for bankruptcy, then you’ve made the decision to give yourself a fresh start and free yourself from crushing debt. You’ve made the decision to reduce the stress in your life. You have decided to get a fresh [ . . . ]

When to Consider Filing Bankruptcy

December 9, 2011 Brian V. Lee

In most cases, the very last thing any person wants to do is to consider filing bankruptcy. In many cases, an average person will wait two years longer than he or she should have to file bankruptcy. Don’t rearrange the deck [ . . . ]

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