Category Archives for "Blog"

Dec 08

Holiday Spending and the Not So Friendly Math

Blog , Debt Collection

A 2014 report on holiday shopping plans and finances found that about 55% of the respondents reported that money was their main source of stress during the holiday season.  Despite this, more than half of those people planned to use their credit cards for holiday shopping, and they plan to spend about as much money […]

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Oct 10

GUEST BLOG: Christopher Columbus, a Risky Venture (by: Gary Krekeler)

Blog

Why did Christopher Columbus need financing from a government?  Simple, his plan was risky, too risky for any private individual that had the needed capitol.  He would also need the power that a government could supply to maintain control of lands and goods that he discovered. Christopher Columbus actually began looking for financing long before […]

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Aug 16

Should I go Bankrupt?

Blog , Declaring Bankruptcy , FAQ , General Bankruptcy

No one answer fits all people or all situations.  Like everything else, bankruptcy has both costs and benefits which should be evaluated.  Know the effects of a bankruptcy before proceeding.  There are, though, some fairly common questions which can help you assess whether you should further explore bankruptcy options: Do you only make minimum payments […]

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Aug 12

Gun Trust for Asset Protection

Blog , General Bankruptcy

Asset protection is not just about protecting your home, family heirlooms, and personal wealth.  You may want to consider whether a gun trust would be helpful for protecting your firearms.  Gun trusts are generally used for holding NFA firearms:  Short barrel rifles, short barrel shotguns and suppressors. A gun trust can make it easier to […]

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Jul 29

Debt and Shame

Blog , General Bankruptcy

Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. But both men and women generally feel bad about carrying debt and not being able to pay it.  Most of us are brought up to pay our debts.  Our religious or moral code may reinforce this.  Above all, people feel embarrassed if anyone knows that their debts […]

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