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Financial Advice For 20-Somethings

Lawrence Pew | August 21st, 2014

As a newly minted adult, 20-somethings face a tough road of lessons ahead. Often in a rush to experience life and take their journey from college into young adult, many make the mistake of doing too  much too quickly; especially when it comes to their finances. Many enter their 30s not just with student loan… View Post

Arizona Slow To Spend Mortgage Modification Aid

Lawrence Pew | August 19th, 2014

As part of the national mortgage settlement in 2012, states that elected to accept the funds have had those funds in possession for a while now. However, not all states have been efficient at handing out those funds to borrowers that were affected by the bad lending practices of the banks involved in the settlement…. View Post

Filing for Bankruptcy Before or After a Foreclosure

Lawrence Pew | August 14th, 2014

When debt has taken over, it can be difficult to decide which course of action to take to handle the debts. With so many options out there, it’s wise to consult with a bankruptcy attorney for good advice. But, should you allow the bank to foreclose on a house before filing for bankruptcy, or is… View Post

Boosting Retirement Income

Lawrence Pew | August 12th, 2014

If you are like many people, looking forward to retirement may not be as glamorous as it once was. With more of our aging population saddled with debt, lacking income and having an inadequate retirement account, you could just find yourself financially unable to make ends meet if you stop working. If you are worried… View Post

Disabled May Have More Money Troubles Soon

Lawrence Pew | August 7th, 2014

The misconception that people with disabilities don’t need to file for Arizona bankruptcy is a common one. Many able-bodied people assume that those with disabilities will always have someone to take care of them, which means their bills will be paid. Actually, more of today’s disabled persons are doing their best to live and work… View Post

The Least You Need to Know About Bankruptcy

Lawrence Pew | August 5th, 2014

People often think of filing for bankruptcy in Phoenix as a desperate move that will leave them and their families destitute for an indefinite period. However, “bankruptcy” does not mean “no money” or “inability to live or function.” Bankruptcy is a decision many people make every day to deal with significant debt until they can… View Post

Big Tobacco Fights Lawsuit Verdict

Lawrence Pew | July 31st, 2014

It really comes as no surprise that tobacco companies are facing more lawsuits in recent years. As the controversial product still brings in a ton of revenue, many companies have even budgeted for these payouts. However, a recent lawsuit could threaten the future of one company. Vicious Verdict A Florida jury awarded $23.6 billion in… View Post

No Tax Free Weekend In Arizona?

Lawrence Pew | July 29th, 2014

As the start of a new school year approaches kids are soaking up their last free days while parents run around town buying school clothes and supplies. Unlike many states, Arizona is one that does not have a tax free holiday weekend to help ease the burden of these back-to-school expenses. However, there are some… View Post

How to Get Along with Your Trustee

Lawrence Pew | July 25th, 2014

If you are filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you might be dreading meeting your creditors. Why? Because this is the day you have to see your case trustee face-to-face. Be Honest The trustee has a grueling job to do, and withholding any type of information from them only makes their job more difficult. It probably… View Post

What To Do in the Case of an Adversary

Lawrence Pew | July 23rd, 2014

What if you’ve filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and one of your creditors chooses to sue you in bankruptcy court? This feels like a perfect opportunity to start panicking. Regardless of whether their accusations are valid, there is suddenly a new challenge to face. Here are some things to remember in the event of an adversary… View Post

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