Surprising news for many American consumers out there: Forgiven debt is taxable income! When you’re buried in debt, the one saving grace is often creditor settlement. Creditors are often willing to negotiate a significant discount on a debt when they know that a consumer is unable to pay in full. […]
As an Orange County bankruptcy attorney, people sometimes ask me whether filing bankruptcy in Orange County differs from filing somewhere else, such as Los Angeles, Long Beach or Riverside. The differences may be subtle, but there are some unique characteristics to an Orange County Bankruptcy (filed at the Santa Ana […]
Falling behind on your payments or having a delinquent account can be a very stressful situation for most people. The majority of people want to pay their bills on time, pay their credit cards off, and maintain a good credit score. However, sometimes things that are out of our control […]
The bloated APR is how First Premier Bank, a subprime credit card issuer, is skirting new regulations intended to curb abusive practices in the industry. It’s a strategy other subprime card issuers could start adopting to get around the new rules.