Business Contracts: Where it’s Easy to Be “Penny Wise and Pound Foolish”

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Understanding the English Proverb “Penny Wise and Pound Foolish” can save business owners money when considering whether or not to work with an attorney on business contracts. In the short term, not consulting an attorney before signing a landlord tenant … Continue reading

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Complaints Against Debt Collectors Rise

December 15, 2011 — Federal Trade Commission complaints have risen by 17% from this time last year, the Wall Street Journal Reported today.  Late-night phone calls, physical threats, and repeated calls after the collectors  have been asked to stop calling … Continue reading

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Colorado Bankruptcy Filings Down 7% from 2010

Good news in terms of Coloradans seeking bankruptcy relief in fewer numbers in 2011. Through November, 7% fewer bankruptcy cases were filed in 2011 verus 2010, according to statistics on the website of U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado.  While figures … Continue reading

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Elder Americans’ Debt Growing Fastest

Are Grandma and Grandpa over-spending through credit cards?  Companies that track consumer debt say yes. According to last weekend’s WSJ article quoted in our last blog, Coping with Debts of the Dead, America’s Elderly are incurring unsecured credit card debt faster … Continue reading

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Coping with Debts of the Dead

Dec. 3, 2011 – This weekend’s Wall Street Journal reported in a front-page article on how debt collectors are targeting spouses, family and friends of recently deceased in an effort to collect debt incurred by their loved ones. As part of the process described that … Continue reading

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Home Prices Edge Downward

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 — Another topic the popular press is covering on a daily basis is foreclosure. In today’s WSJ report on changes in an S&P index of home prices, home building consulting firm president John Burns is quoted as … Continue reading

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American Lands in Bankruptcy

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 — This post comments on the top story in today’s The Wall Street Journal “American Lands in Bankruptcy” along with numerous  sidebars including the article on what fliers can expect to happen, which is essentially a … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy | Tough Economic Times and How Bankruptcy Can Help

Neighbors Look for Solutions to their Financial Difficulties While many of our neighbors are distressed due to their finances in the middle of our recession, there is a necessity to understand the available options for the resolution of financial difficulties.  … Continue reading

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