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Simple Finance Facts To Live By

Lawrence Pew | April 23rd, 2014

For most of us we float by each month earning checks and making payments without ever really taking notice of our current financial state or progress towards goals until something big happens. For some that big event is financial hardship that may eventually lead to Arizona bankruptcy, for others it is the wakeup call that… View Post

Common Bankruptcy Challenges

Lawrence Pew | April 21st, 2014

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you may be wondering if the process is difficult and what you can expect. The good news is that the process is outlined in a way to be as simple as possible, but there are some challenges that people face that could easily be avoided with a little… View Post

Tips For When You Owe Taxes

Lawrence Pew | April 18th, 2014

If you completed your tax return earlier this year and found out that you owe taxes, don’t worry. Sure owing the IRS sounds scary, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, there are several things you can do to help cover your tax liability bill. Can you afford to pay your tax bill? Great!… View Post

Bike Sharing Program Halted By Bankruptcy

Lawrence Pew | April 16th, 2014

Ever been to a big city and seen a row of rentable bikes parked along the sidewalk? In recent years  more cities have been jumping onto the bike sharing program, offering patrons a new way to get around with minimal expense. Compared to the costs of a taxi, renting a bike to carry you across… View Post

Common Bankruptcy Concerns

Lawrence Pew | April 14th, 2014

When people think of the bankruptcy process they often think of liquidation. The unfortunate truth is that many people will miss out on a fresh start free from debts because of a lack of understanding about how the bankruptcy process actually works. Here are the truths behind some common bankruptcy concerns: I will lose everything… View Post

Auto Loans After Bankruptcy

Lawrence Pew | April 11th, 2014

If you are needing a vehicle obtaining an auto loan is one option for getting a  car. However, if you are currently in or recently completed a Mesa bankruptcy case there are some things you should consider before applying for an auto loan. Slow Down First, whether now is the right time for taking out… View Post

Tax Refunds In Chapter 13

Lawrence Pew | April 9th, 2014

If you are in an active Chapter 13 bankruptcy case you might be wondering how your tax filing will affect your case. For  most people, tax season doesn’t have much of an effect on their bankruptcy case. However, there are some things to note about receiving a tax refund. Income Considerations Tax refunds are considered… View Post

Common Bankruptcy Questions

Lawrence Pew | April 7th, 2014

The bankruptcy process is intended to  be a source of relief when financial hardship strikes. Although it is fairly straightforward many people are often plagued by questions. Here are some brief answers to some of the most common questions about bankruptcy: 1. Will I lose everything? — No.  Even in a liquidation proceeding you won’t… View Post

Not Filing A Tax Return

Lawrence Pew | April 4th, 2014

You may have heard that there is no real requirement to file a tax return. While this statement is largely false, there are some situations in which you would not be required to file a tax return. In the simplest explanation is that you don’t have to file a tax return if you don’t owe… View Post

Celebrate National Financial Literacy Month

Lawrence Pew | April 2nd, 2014

For most of us our money comes in and goes out each month, paying little attention one way or another unless a problem arises. Too many of us float through our financial lives with the same mediocre strategies and habits not really putting much effort into our money. What better time to make a positive… View Post



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