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  • Lessening the Impact Bankruptcy Has on Your Credit Score
    Although it is certainly true that bankruptcy may negatively affect a filer's credit score, sometimes for years after the discharge, there are steps that a debtor can take to lessen the impact. ...
  • How Do I Pay Bills Without a Checking Account?
    If you don't have a checking account because of past credit problems or another reason, there are other options that you can use to pay your bills. However, paying bills without a checking account ...
  • There is Life After Bankruptcy
    We recently came across an article in The Daily News about life after bankruptcy. It has some useful information and we thought we would share it with our readers. You can read the article here. Are ...
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  • Using Bankruptcy to Defend Against Repossession
    Repossession is a type of debt collection action that creditors or third party debt collection agencies may use to recover some of their money when consumers are unable to remain current on their ...
  • Bankruptcy Law: Discharging Debt
    When filing for bankruptcy, the discharge will allow the debtor relief from the liability of their debts. Simply put, the debts that are discharged they are no longer required to pay. Furthermore, the ...
  • Before You File for Bankruptcy
    When you are dealing with serious debt and a bankruptcy seems like the right choice, there are steps that you should begin taking to improve the final outcome of your case. Additionally, there are ...
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  • Statistics Show Recession Recovery Is Slow
    Although we are coming out of the recession, unfortunately many families are still struggling. Unemployment is still incredibly high, and bankruptcy filings and foreclosures have increased quite a bit ...
  • Bankruptcy Rates Among the States
    Between 2000-2004, New York was the state with the fewest number of bankruptcy filings. It was followed by Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Delaware, Massachusetts and North Carolina. Topping the ...
  • How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Interest Rates?
    It is an instant relief when after you file bankruptcy, the creditors' harassing phone calls stop but that stress is replaced by dealing with a severely damaged credit report that makes getting credit ...
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  • Bringing Debt Collection Calls to a Halt
    When you have debt, it is likely that you have had to endure the repetitive calling of collectors looking to retain payment. You are probably already worried about the never ending bills and the last ...
  • Getting Credit after Bankruptcy
    It is a common myth that after filing for Bankruptcy, it takes up to ten years to get credit again. This isn't true at all. In fact, there are many ways to get credit after Bankruptcy: Secured Credit ...
  • Watch Me Wednesday: Is Bankruptcy Right for You?
    Senior Managing Partner Melvyn Jacoby discusses the importance of speaking with an attorney if you are trying to find out if Bankruptcy is right for you.
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  • New York Busing Company Faces Financial Troubles
    The Atlantic Express Transportation Corp. is a busing company that is located in Staten Island. The company recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and informed their employees that the company would ...
  • American Airlines Receives Green Light to Vote on Bankruptcy Plan
    American Airlines has been in the news recently for its plan to merge with US Airways and for its bankruptcy filing which originally took place 18 months ago. To be granted the ability to move the ...
  • When Business Owners Fall Into Debt
    As a business owner there are a lot of risks that you take. When hard times come you are often the one that takes the majority of the fall or are put in the position of fixing any problems. Owning a ...
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  • Supreme Court Decision Favors Arbitration
    The Supreme Court ruled in favor of arbitration in cases involving consumers and companies that issue low-rate credit cards to people with low credit scores. Under the new ruling, consumers are no ...
  • Debt - A Way of Life for College Students in America
    Through the past decade, debt has become increasingly common for college students throughout the U.S. According to FinAid.org, the amount of student loan debt among graduating college seniors averaged ...
  • Why even bother with overdraft protection?
    Most consumers are relatively familiar with the concept of overdraft protection, and many have experienced firsthand the fees that may be incurred when one spends more than is in their checking ...
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  • Lessening the Impact Bankruptcy Has on Your Credit Score
    Although it is certainly true that bankruptcy may negatively affect a filer's credit score, sometimes for years after the discharge, there are steps that a debtor can take to lessen the impact. ...
  • Credit Scores and Mortgage Loans
    It has become increasingly evident that a borrower's FICO score is one of the most important issues to be considered by financial institutions that underwrite mortgages. One's FICO score, or ...
  • Unpaid Medical Bills and Your Credit Score
    Medical debt presents may present a particular problem for consumers. This type of debt is significantly different than other types of debt that a consumer may need to deal with, such as credit card ...
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  • Filing for Bankruptcy and Divorce
    Filing for divorce and filing for bankruptcy can be two very important decisions that you make and you may en d up being faced with these decisions around the same time. Both should be done with ...
  • Proof of Claim
    One of the many details involved in a bankruptcy case is known as the "proof of claim." What is this proof of claim? After a borrower has filed for bankruptcy, the creditor will submit their ...
  • Fewer Bankruptcy Filings May Not Necessarily Indicate an Improving Economy
    After a steady increase over the past several years, the number of bankruptcy filings in the U.S. is finally on the decline, although this may not necessarily indicate that the economy is improving. ...
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  • Will the big banks ever be held accountable?
    Many Americans are aware that banks have been less than fair in their handling of foreclosures. They foreclosed when they could have modified. They filed false court documents. Though there were ...
  • Banks Rushing to Foreclosure 99% of the Time
    Sheila Bair, former chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) revealed some interesting information and opinions during her exit interview with The New York Times. Bair called ...
  • Home sales are strong in Las Vegas - but why?
    Although home sales are currently on the rise in the Las Vegas area, this is mostly due to distressed sales, whether bank-owned properties or short sales. Considering the high number of delinquent ...
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  • New Bankruptcy Exemption Law Takes Effect
    On December 23, 2010, then Governor David Patterson signed into law a new Bankruptcy Exemption Law. This change took effect on January 22, 2011. The new changes significantly increases the number of ...
  • Welcome To Our New Blog!
    It is the start of a new month a nd Jacoby & Jacoby is proud to bring to you our new weblog. This page will be focused on providing Long Island residents with uselful legal information, tips, and ...
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  • 5 Things to Know About Getting Audited
    Now that your 2009 taxes are filed, you may be concerned that you will be audited. CNN.com came up with guide on what to do if the IRS audits you this year. Click here to read the story. Even if you ...
  • 8 Ways to Teach Kids About Money
    Credit card spending and overdraft fees may seem like a tough topic to tackle with your children, so Time.com suggests starting with broader ways of teaching your kids about money. Click here to read ...
  • 5 Tips for Cleaning Up Your Credit to Buy a Home
    Looking to purchase a new home? It's important that you have good credit! We recently came across this article in the NYTimes.com with great tips to cleaning up your credit and wanted to share it with ...
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  • Unpaid Medical Bills and Your Credit Score
    Medical debt presents may present a particular problem for consumers. This type of debt is significantly different than other types of debt that a consumer may need to deal with, such as credit card ...
  • Medical Credit Cards: Before You Sign Up, Weigh the Risks
    The cost of health care is ever on the rise, and combined with the gaps in insurance coverage, many patients end up paying medical bills with credit cards. According to a report from McKinsey & ...
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  • Banks Rushing to Foreclosure 99% of the Time
    Sheila Bair, former chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) revealed some interesting information and opinions during her exit interview with The New York Times. Bair called ...
  • Home sales are strong in Las Vegas - but why?
    Although home sales are currently on the rise in the Las Vegas area, this is mostly due to distressed sales, whether bank-owned properties or short sales. Considering the high number of delinquent ...
  • Credit Scores and Mortgage Loans
    It has become increasingly evident that a borrower's FICO score is one of the most important issues to be considered by financial institutions that underwrite mortgages. One's FICO score, or ...
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  • Home sales are strong in Las Vegas - but why?
    Although home sales are currently on the rise in the Las Vegas area, this is mostly due to distressed sales, whether bank-owned properties or short sales. Considering the high number of delinquent ...
  • Rebuilding Credit after Foreclosure
    How long will it take your credit score to recover after foreclosure or a short sale? The answer to this question will vary depending on the unique circumstances of your financial situation. It ...
  • What is a Short Sale and Who Should Consider One?
    In a short sale, the lender allows a homeowner to sell his or her property at market value. Although the sale price may be lower than the balance owed on the home, the lender agrees to it because they ...
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  • Teens Are Finding It Difficult To Land Summer Jobs
    Before the job market took a turn for the worse, it used to be that teenagers found summer jobs with relative ease. Even high school drop outs didn't have to spend too long looking for employment. ...
  • The Thrill and Worry of Starting a New Job
    A recent series of articles by Tamara Keith of NPR ( www.npr.org ) follows one woman's search for a job in today's tough employment market. The most recent installment of the series follows Annica ...
  • Unemployment Benefit Applications Fall
    Labor Department statistics have indicated the second decline in the number of people seeking unemployment benefits in the past three weeks, according to the most recent statistics from the week ...
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