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NYC’s Worst Debt Collectors: Who are They?
Over 20 million people live in one of our country’s biggest regions, metropolitan New York. Unfortunately, New York City has been hard hit by the coronavirus which is a threat to public health as well as the economy. The economic impact of COVID-19 shutdowns could put millions in dire straits financially, and sadly, many of these…Read more
Why is Rosland Capital Telling Everyone to Buy Gold?
Rosland Capital advertises heavily on television, encouraging people to purchase gold and silver coins as well as gold and silver ingots. With the current turmoil in the stock markets, this may sound tempting. The question that is often asked is whether it is a good idea to purchase precious metals, either as an investment, as…Read more
Posted by: Walter Metzen
Can I Keep My Farm & Livestock and File Bankruptcy?
People who are considering bankruptcy often wonder whether they will be able to keep their property, and farmers are no exception. Although I practice bankruptcy law in an urban area, the topic does come up from time to time for some clients who own farms or rural land. People who keep livestock and grow crops…Read more
Household Debt Near Great Recession Level: What Does it Mean?
Although bankruptcy filings have been trending downward for years, household debt is expected to hit a new record in 2017. It may seem like a big number, but fewer than 800,000 people filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. last year. Just six years ago, that amount was double. Will household debt start to catch up…Read more
Posted by: Walter Metzen
Should I choose a college based on my parents’ income?
We all know college is expensive. But just how hard is it to pay off student loans? According to new information published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), choosing the right school to attend can have a huge effect on your future — but not just on what type of job you might…Read more
How many people filed for bankruptcy in 2016?
Bankruptcy filings are continuing to decline, with fewer than 800,000 people filing in federal courts last year. All bankruptcy cases are handled in federal courts, per the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Although 800,000 seems like a lot, it pales in comparison to the height of the economic collapse in September 2010, which saw nearly double the amount…Read more