What You Need to Know about Predatory Lending

The housing crisis revealed what many homeowners already suspected – that large banks and sub prime lenders were engaged in predatory lending practices. Homebuyers were regularly exploited until they were buried in debt. Since that crisis, there has been increased scrutiny on the practices of lenders, but predatory lending does still happen. Anyone who is […]

Estate Planning Q & A

If you have not created a will or trust, you are not alone. Many Orange County residents have not participated in any meaningful estate planning. This can prove problematic if you become incapacitated because of a serious injury or illness. Without estate planning, your assets could end up under court guardianship and your family could […]

What You Need to Know About Your Bankruptcy

Once you’ve decided that bankruptcy is the best option for you and your family, you will have to determine what type of bankruptcy fits your needs. There are significant differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies and not everyone qualifies for both. There are also different advantages and disadvantages to filing as an individual […]

3 Free Summer Events in Orange County

Resort stays, amusement park visits, out-of-state road trips – the costs of these and other common summer activities can really ramp up. It’s not uncommon for vacationers to drop hundreds, even thousands of dollars on gas, lodging, admission, etc. Not all of us have the luxury of spending that much dough on a trip. In […]

Understanding Chapters of Bankruptcy

If you have fallen into debt and need help, bankruptcy may be your best option. One of the first steps to financial recovery is learning about the different types of bankruptcy. Each is specifically designed to help consumers and businesses remove the burden of being in debt. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is the most popular form […]

Study Shows Minorities are Most Affected by Foreclosures

A recent study confirms that minority homeowners, particularly those with limited English skills, are hit the hardest when dealing with foreclosure. According to the findings of the study that was commissioned by the California Reinvestment Coalition, loan servicers from Wells Fargo and Bank of America are doing a “poor job” of preserving homeownership. The report […]

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