Tag : Liz Pulliam Weston

Does Having a Disability Erase Student Loans?

Bankruptcy & Civil Litigation, Chapter 7, Student Loans & Bankruptcy

This was a great question asked of Liz Weston (@lizweston) recently. Her answer is here. I like the fact that her answer encompasses several options for the reader, but let’s look at the costs of some of these choices. Under the Total and Permanent Disability discharge of student loans (A federal program), a borrower MUST […]

Should I Pay A Bogus Bill To Save My Credit Rating?

Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Debt Collections, Fair Credit Reporting, Fair Debt Collections Practices

I definitely have heated opinions every Sunday when I read Liz Weston’s (@lizweston) “Money Talk” articles.  She’s a journalist who has published books on money, so she’s an expert right? Well, she definitely tries to help, while avoiding the unauthorized practice of law because she is not a lawyer.  Recently, a reader asked whether they […]

Bankruptcy Solves Long Term Debt Struggles

Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Estate Planning & Bankruptcy

Lately, I’ve gotten into reading Liz Weston’s (@lizweston) column in the Los Angeles Times Sunday papers I get delivered and it seems like a love/hate relationship at times.  For the most part, I feel it’s important to keep an eye on these personal finance advice givers and share my perspective.  In her column entitled, Consider […]

Bankruptcy Filings Soar in 2010

Bankruptcy Law Overview

As debtor’s counsel, I get the sense that many Americans who need to file for bankruptcy are avoiding it still because of its stigma and the myths fed to them by their government, creditors, family and friends.  In spite of the ‘file bankruptcy as a last resort’ method to financial reform for American households, filings […]

When Should You Walk Away From Your Mortgage

Bankruptcy Law Overview, Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Foreclosure, Modifications

Over on MSN Money, Liz Pulliam Weston wrote an article entitled, “Are You Foolish to Pay Your Mortgage?”  I get asked this question all the time, is it worth it to keep my home?  I’m passionate about this subject on behalf of my clients, whom I advise whether filing bankruptcy is in their best interests […]

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