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Consumers Face Huge Losses With Debt Settlement Firms

By CHARLES WALLACE Posted 9:30 AM 08/31/10 Economy, Credit By CHARLES WALLACE Posted 9:30 AM 08/31/10 Economy, Credit Consumers are being warned to exercise extreme caution in dealing with companies that offer to reduce credit card debts. The warning follows a little-noticed rule announced by the Federal Trade Commission which is likely to put many …

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US bankruptcies resume upward path in 1st quarter

* Consumer filings up 18 pct, business filings up 2 pct * Nevada has most filings per capita, Arizona filings soar By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, May 14 (Reuters) – U.S. bankruptcy filings resumed their upward climb in the first quarter, nearly equaling their highest level since 2005, as high unemployment and a still-strained housing …

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PLEASE CALL & EMAIL YOUR SENATORS NOW TO SUPPORT S. 61 SAVE OUR HOMES FROM THE BANKS

Stop whatever you are doing, gather staff, family, and friends, and take the one minute needed to have everyone you know do the following: Phone AND email your Senator. Say: “Hi, I’m [Name] and I live in [town] I’m calling to urge Senator ___ to vote for S. 61. Senator ____ should stand up to …

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TELL YOUR SENATORS TO SUPPORT SENATE BILL 61; THE HELPING FAMILIES SAVE THEIR HOMES IN BANKRUPTCY ACT OF 2009. REDUCE HOME FORECLOSURES AT NO COST TO TAXPAYERS.

This foreclosure solution costs taxpayers NOTHING. Over 6,600 American families a day are losing their homes to foreclosure. In the next five years, over 8,000,000 American family homes will be lost to foreclosure, unless we do something now. If we don’t, the value of all of our homes will keep going down and our neighborhoods …

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Can You Include Past Due Utility Bills In Your Bankruptcy?

Yes! The Bankruptcy Code requires that you include all debts you owe as of the date of filing your bankruptcy case. All debts include past due amounts you owe to the local phone company, electric company, cable company, etc. Your phone, cable, water, and electric company cannot discriminate against you either only because you filed …

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How Much Does It Cost To File A Chapter 13 Or Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

In the Eastern District Bankruptcy Courts, the local rules allow an attorney’s fee up to $3,500 for a chapter 13 reorganization bankruptcy, unless the attorney files an application with the Court for more attorney’s fees. If an attorney files a written application for more than $3,500, then the Court must give its written approval of …

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