Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Dangerous ‘New Normal’ in College Debt

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/09/opinion/blow-a-dangerous-new-normal-in-college-debt.html?src=recg Bankruptcy_Attorney_Oxnard-2012-10-13 As college tuitions rise and state and local funding for higher education falls — along with median household incomes — students are taking on staggering levels of debt. And many can’t find jobs that pay well enough to … Continue reading

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Tax Help for Underwater Homeowners

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/03/25/tax-help-for-underwater-homeowners/ Bankruptcy_Attorney_Oxnard-2012-10-13 If you’re one of many homeowners who paid top dollar for your home and are still waiting for the price to recover, don’t forget about an important tax break.Mortgage debt that a lender forgives- say, by restructuring your … Continue reading

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How Long Are Charge-Offs on Credit Report?

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/03/27/how-long-are-charge-offs-on-credit-report/ Dear Credit Card Adviser, A few years ago, I had a credit card charge-off. After the charge-off, the lender took me to court and won a judgment for the amount I owed. My question is: Can the lender still … Continue reading

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Even small companies are outsourcing

Bankruptcy_Attorney_Oxnard-2012-10-13 http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/27/smallbusiness/outsourcing/index.html Mike Scanlin and Margo Redfern have saved lots of money — and paperwork — by hiring freelancers abroad. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Why hire American if others can do it for less? Corporate giants have been asking that question … Continue reading

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To Relocate or Not? It’s More Than Math

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/jobs/deciding-to-relocate-involves-more-than-just-the-pay.html?ref=business_r=0 Q. You have been offered a job in another part of the country. How do you determine whether it makes sense to embark on such a major life change? A. Obviously, pay is one of the most important factors … Continue reading

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How to Appeal a Property Tax Evaluation

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/04/05/how-to-appeal-property-tax-evaluation/ by Emily Driscoll As property tax bills start arriving in mailboxes, many homeowners might be surprised to find their assessed evaluation is higher than they anticipated. According to the National Taxpayers Union, between 30 and 60% of taxable property … Continue reading

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