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5 financial insights from a Port St. Lucie Bankruptcy Attorney

As the new year unfolds, it’s the perfect time to reflect on your financial habits, set new goals, and embark on a journey toward a more secure and prosperous future. Whether you’re aiming to save more, reduce debt, or make smarter investment decisions, adopting financial resolutions can pave the way for a healthier financial outlook. […]

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Thirty-two percent of Americans filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy have student loan debt

Almost 1/3 of all Americans who file for bankruptcy have student loan debt. In the past 10 years, 8.7 million bankruptcy petitions were filed in the federal courts under Chapter 7, also known as liquidation bankruptcy. Of those, 2.8 million petitions—32 percent—carried student loan debt. Why is this significant? Student loan debt is almost impossible […]

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Bankruptcy Financial Tips: Insider Secrets to Save Money on Holiday Shopping

Black Friday and Cyber Monday—that’s amateur hour! We’ve compiled a list of five holiday shopping tips from the latest issue of Reader’s Digest that’ll help you save big on your own! Track Prices Online During the holiday season, websites constantly adjust prices of items. Savvy shoppers can watch for reduced rates and buy when the […]

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Living Wisely: How to save enough money for summer vacation, starting now. Cutting back on a few simple luxuries each week can add up to an August getaway!

“I need a vacation.” If you’ve been saying that to yourself lately, it’s probably true. Vacations aren’t just about letting loose and having a good time—they help people de-stress, feel happier, and even boost productivity and mood. But, summer is already here and vacations cost money. ValuePenguin found that the average cost of a four-night […]

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Bankruptcy News: Tips for Controlling Holiday Spending

For many families, the holiday season does not end with the New Year but lingers on for months.  Credit card bills arrive shortly after the festivities, and many are not paid off until the summer.  In a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, over two-thirds of American families do not know the true cost […]

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The New EMV Credit Card Drastically Decreases Risk of Fraud

If you’ve gotten a new credit card recently, you may have noticed it has a tiny microchip embedded in it. This is an EMV chip, and you’ll likely see one in each of your cards soon. But don’t worry, this is a positive change: EMV chips make your point-of-sale transactions more secure and allow you […]

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What to Do When Debt Collectors Contact Others about Your Debt

The rules and regulations contained in the Fair Debt Collection Practices (FDCPA) place strict limits on the individuals that debt collectors are allowed to contact about any debt you may owe.  In most situations, collectors and collection agencies are only allowed to communicate with you or your attorney.  Collectors are even prohibited from leaving messages […]

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Scammed at the Pump: Credit Card “Skimmers” Target Local Gas Stations

The use of plastic at the pump is incredibly convenient.  But that convenience comes with a risk.  In the latest trend of credit card scams, thieves are electronically siphoning off account information by bugging gas pumps with “skimmers”—devices that secretly copy credit card numbers from the magnetic stripe on the back of your card, along […]

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Port St. Lucie and Vero Beach Are Hot Spots for Identity Theft

With the April tax deadline approaching, many people give their records and receipts to tax specialists to ensure compliance with income tax codes and tax returns.  Yet, if these records and receipts are not going to trusted financial advisors, the information could be used to commit tax-related identity theft and file fraudulent claims. In 2014, […]

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