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April 2013 Archives

Delinquent mortgage debt still a problem in New Jersey

There is evidence that foreclosures in New Jersey are beginning to drop. Of course, some of that drop may be due to lenders halting foreclosures after Hurricane Sandy. However, there are still many homeowners that are still struggling with delinquent mortgage debt and are still in danger of foreclosure.

New Jersey bankruptcy: Recession hits doctors, too

Most people in New Jersey have been affected in some way by the recession. Doctors are no exception. With fewer people going to the doctor in order to save money, there are several doctors whose practices are in jeopardy. This has caused many doctors to file for bankruptcy protection as a responsible means of dealing with their debt.

New Jersey: Can you stop harassing phone calls from creditors?

Anyone in New Jersey that has ever been unable to pay a bill has most likely been subjected to numerous phone calls from debt collectors. It may be possible to understand their persistence, but just how much of their rudeness, threats and contact with family or employers that consumers are required to deal with is limited by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA. There are certain behaviors that are not acceptable under the act and may be used to stop harassing phone calls from creditors.

Dionne Warwick hopes to get rid of old taxes through bankruptcy

Music fans in New Jersey may not know that singer Dionne Warwick has been battling with the Internal Revenue Service over her taxes for about 15 years now. The on again and off again battle began in the 1990s. Now, she has come to a point where filing for bankruptcy may finally free her from tax liens of the past.

New Jersey bankruptcy: Young people abstain from credit cards

Many young people in New Jersey are choosing not to apply for credit cards these days. This may turn out to be one of the unintended effects of the recession. After watching many people struggle with their debt and file for bankruptcy, there is a whole generation of people that may be reluctant to use credit cards.

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