Monthly Archives: March 2014

How Common Is “Medical Bankruptcy”?

While a professor at Harvard Law School, now-Senator Elizabeth Warren co-authored a controversial study published by The American Journal of Medicine. This article — Medical Bankruptcy in the United States, 2007: Results of a National Study — made the bold

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New Seventh Circuit FDCPA Opinion on Attempts to Collect Old Debts

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit — which has federal appellate jurisdiction over the Indianapolis area — issued a consolidated opinion in two appeals involving federal debt collection law. This decision is a victory for

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Bankruptcy and Past-Due Utility Bills

Can bankruptcy help if I’m behind on my utility bills? What if my service has already been cut off? As I write this post, the Indianapolis area is (hopefully) nearing the end of an extremely harsh winter. When temperatures are

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3 Reasons Why You Should Have a Budget

The word “budget” can prompt a negative reaction. For many people, it has connotations of restriction and deprivation. In reality, a budget is just a plan for your money, and as the old saying goes, if you fail to plan,

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