This year, largely due to COVID-19, scams are on the rise across the nation, including Wisconsin. The pandemic has put many people out of work, creating a new opportunity for scammers to pose as unemployment agencies, banks offering grants, or payday lenders. As consumers work hard to stay out of debt and contain the virus,…

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Debt Settlement Debt settlement allows you to pay a lump sum that’s typically less than the amount you owe, or settle, the debt.  This may sound appealing at first and for some this will end resolving their debt problems.  However, debt settlement can be risky.  Specifically, the creditor will likely issue a 1099 to the…

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Bill collectors and banks can seize your stimulus money to pay for outstanding debts. Filing bankruptcy can protect your stimulus money, your home, and other important assets during these difficult times. COVID-19 has already placed some extraordinary financial hardships on people. Job loss and unemployment have reached record numbers in Wisconsin. Therefore, protecting your stimulus…

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Subprime loans may cost you more in the long run. This is because they’re offered to people to do not qualify for a conventional loan either because of a high loan to value ratio or poor credit history. For lenders, subprime loans are more risky than prime loans, but often, that is all the borrower…

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*We offer “virtual” bankruptcy solutions during the COVID-19 Pandemic* The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic is real. It’s good to know your options. Although it’s not recommended to make important decisions while in a highly emotional state, it may also be difficult to avoid. For example, financial hardships caused by COVID-19 may get worse,…

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Most people think “money owed is debt,” regardless of the debt type. But truth be told; there are different kinds of debt and they are not treated equally. The two main types to keep in mind are “unsecured debt” and “secured debt.” Credit card charges, payday loan cash advances, cell phone, utility or cable bills,…

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Benefit From Credit Counseling Consumers who seek credit counseling do so in order to get their general finances back on track. A potential bankruptcy, credit cards, and medical bills are just some of the debt related issues addressed by credit counseling.  A certified credit counseling service can assess your financial situation, organize priorities, develop a…

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Personal bankruptcy otherwise called “consumer bankruptcy,” may not be on any holiday wish list this season. But, why not give yourself the gift of living”debt free?” It may be something to consider. If you’re already consumed by debt, holiday spending will make an already bad financial situation more complicated and burdensome. Instead of stressing about…

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Offering clients reputable bankruptcy information is just one reason why Debt Advisors is consistently voted “best bankruptcy law firm.”  For fifteen years, partner/owners Attorney Chad Schomburg and Attorney Michael Georg have focused their firm 100% on consumer bankruptcy in Wisconsin. They exceed client expectations; providing honesty and experience at every touch point of communication and…

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Which Generation Is More In Debt? The number of older Americans filing bankruptcy is growing and Gen X is no exception. Gen X represents one of the most vulnerable generations of debt and could be facing more financial trouble than Boomers, Millennials or Gen Z.  Although they have displayed many strengths and have overcome major…

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