Wisconsin Bankruptcy Filings Continue to Rise On behalf of Debt Advisors, S.C. Although the United States is now said to be out of the “Great Recession,” bankruptcy filings continue to rise nationwide. According to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, “bankruptcy filings rose for the fourth consecutive year in 2010.” In fact, there was a 9.4 percent…

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On behalf of Debt Advisors, S.C. Although the United States is now said to be out of the “Great Recession,” bankruptcy filings continue to rise nationwide. According to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, “bankruptcy filings rose for the fourth consecutive year in 2010.” In fact, there was a 9.4 percent increase in national bankruptcy filings in the past…

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On behalf of Debt Advisors, S.C. In Wisconsin, foreclosure filings fell in November to their lowest total in two years. With unemployment rates rising, this was a curious development. Analysts were quick to point out that this apparent good news masked the real reason for the decline. For the past few months, there have been…

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On behalf of Debt Advisors, S.C. From time to time, debt collectors have been known to employ some shady tactics. From verbal intimidation over the phone, to mailing documents that look like official court papers, debt collection agencies have tried every trick in the book to get people to pay up. For anyone who encounters…

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On behalf of Debt Advisors, S.C. Many people feel bankruptcy isn’t for them. They have debts, sure-but they have a job. They have trouble meeting ends meet, sure-but they generally find a way to pay the bills. They watch their credit card debt go up and up, sure, but-well, you get the picture. Most people…

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On behalf of Debt Advisors, S.C. Each year millions of Americans fall into financial hardship. Whether it’s the loss of a job, increased bills or debt from an emergency, financial hardship creates stress and can affect your life for years to come. Trying to dig your way out can also be difficult, especially if you…

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On behalf of Debt Advisors, S.C. In a troubled economy, banks are finding that an increasing number of homeowners are unable to meet their mortgage payments. Unemployment remains high, and those that have jobs may have seen their standard of living decrease dramatically. Loans that used to be available easily to borrowers are now more…

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On behalf of Debt Advisors, S.C. In February 2010, President Obama announced the “Hardest Hit Fund,” intended to provide assistance for homeowners in the states most affected by the downturn of the housing market and the recession. Under the program, $1.5 billion was initially allocated for innovative measures to help keep people in their homes,…

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On behalf of Debt Advisors, S.C. Build America Bonds were created in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The federal government offered state and local issuers a 35 percent subsidy on interest costs if they sold the bonds on a taxable basis. Now the Treasury says it will reduce the subsidy…

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On behalf of Debt Advisors, S.C. The number of college graduates with student-loan debt is increasing dramatically. The Project on Student Debt, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, estimates that the number of college graduates with student-loan debt has increased by nine times since 1996. According to the College Board’s Trends in Student Aid study,…

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