Tag Archives: bankruptcy

Ask Your Advocate: Can I Be Taxed On a Canceled Debt?

The IRS has a few stipulations

I had a portion of my debt canceled after working out a debt settlement. A…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Letting Go

Nobody wants to walk away from a dream, but sometimes you just might have to

Despite the mantras of “Never give up” and “Keep fighting” that many achievers subscribe to,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Ask Your Advocate: Can Unemployment Lead to Bankruptcy?

I’ve been unemployed for the last six months, and I’ve spent most of my emergency…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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MediaNews Parent Seeks Turnaround In Bankruptcy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another newspaper publisher desperate to dump debt has filed for bankruptcy…

By Associated Press

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MediaNews Parent Files For Chapter 11 Protection

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The owner of The Denver Post, San Jose Mercury News and…

By Associated Press

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ARMed And Dangerous? Don’t File For Bankruptcy

An adjustable rate mortgage can turn a Chapter 13 filing from bad to ugly

Just got a phone call from a couple thinking of filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy. …

By Kirk Charles

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Consumer Advocates Fighting Against ‘Legal Loan Sharking’

Payday lenders face regulation, congressional scrutiny

Take a walk through any predominantly black or Latino neighborhood and the signs are unavoidable:…

By Renita Burns

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Committee Weighs Options to Improve Access to Capital

Small businesses seek more lending choices in tight market

A Congressional panel convened a hearing last week to explore ideas about how to improve…

By Joyce Jones

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Chrysler Wins Plea to Shutter 789 Dealerships

Judge makes dealer closings and Fiat sale a done deal

Fiat gained ownership of most of Chrysler L.L.C.’s assets Wednesday, a day after a bankruptcy…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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When Bankruptcy is Best

Know when to consider Chapter 11 protection

Chrysler and General Motors have done what was previously unthinkable – filed for bankruptcy. Even…

By Cliff Hocker

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What You Should Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy has gotten more difficultand expensive.

It was the daily flood of phone calls that finally did it. They became so…

By Ilana Polyak

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What You Should Know Before Filing For Bankruptcy

Proceed with caution. We’ll give you the tools you need so that you can make…

By Ilana Polyak

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Maxine Waters Gives an Update on the Bailout

Yesterday, while walking around the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference, I ran into…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Feeling the Pinch

Vallejo bankruptcy filing may be the tip of iceberg

Encumbered with ballooning labor costs and years of recurring debt that led to a $16…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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