Choose the best bankruptcy option The New Bankruptcy provides clear-cut information, answers to common questions, worksheets, and strategies to help you figure out whether bankruptcy is the right solution to your debt problem. Find out: the main differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy whether you qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy (the means test) how the Chapter 13 repayment plan works which type of bankruptcy (7 or 13) is better in various situations which debts are wiped out what happens to your property, including your home, car, and retirement accounts, and other ways to handle debt problems. The book also outlines the bankruptcy process and includes completed sample bankruptcy forms.
With tips on understanding -- and surviving -- the new bankruptcy laws If you're considering bankruptcy, you need straightforward answers and reliable advice. This handy guide covers it all -- so you can get your finances in line and your life back on track. This updated new edition covers everything you need to know about the new bankruptcy law and includes even better resources. Don't get desperate -- get out of debt instead! Discover how to * Weigh the consequences of bankruptcy * Manage your spending * Find professional help you can trust * Decide on the right type of bankruptcy * Pass the means test * Keep more of your stuff
Use Chapter 7 bankruptcy to wipe out your debts! Bankruptcy for Small Business Owners has the strategies and solutions you need to assess the financial condition of your business and determine whether you should declare bankruptcy to get rid of your debts. Learn about: what business debts and assets (if any) are affected by your bankruptcy bankruptcy options and the eligibility factors and downsides of each "look back" requirements -- periods of time during which personal or business actions have created obstacles to filing for bankruptcy the automatic stay and putting a stop to collections efforts valuation of business assets, including good will and intellectual property exemptions that protect a small business owner's property what happens to a house in bankruptcy Find out which forms you need to fill out, plus get all the instructions you need to file them in court. Keep as much of your property as possible and tackle debt so you can move on to your next venture with Bankruptcy for Small Business Owners.
Rising living expenses and stagnant wages have many Americans finding it increasingly difficult to pay the bills each month—and many businesses aren’t faring much better. In 2017, dwindling brick and mortar retail sales forced an unprecedented number of retail establishments into bankruptcy. This comprehensive guide helps individuals and small business owners facing financial distress determine whether bankruptcy, or a nonbankruptcy alternative, will provide the best financial solution for them.
Considering bankruptcy? Get the facts and find out how bankruptcy could work for you. Bankruptcy laws have changed, and figuring out how to use them effectively is harder than ever. For plain-English guidance you can trust, turn to The New Bankruptcy. Get the clear-cut answers, information and strategies you need to figure out whether bankruptcy is the right solution for your debt problems. Find out: if you qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy how Chapter 13 repayment plans work which debts are wiped out how bankruptcy affects homeowners if you can keep cars and other property how bankruptcy affects credit alternative ways to handle debt problems The 4th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest rulings on the new bankruptcy laws, additional information on foreclosures and an all-new appendix containing essential sample forms. It also provides worksheets to help you determine whether you can file for bankruptcy, and includes fully up-to-date exemption charts, helpful checklists and easy-to-use legal charts for all 50 states.
The brother of radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh argues that the Democratic Party has relinquished its control and spiritual virtue to liberal extremists, contending that the party has besmirched the president's character, undermined worthy Republican efforts, and veered away from its historical practices and roles.
Bankruptcy laws have changed -- now it's even more complicated to file. This book guides you through the process, step by step
What happens when an iconic American city goes broke? At exactly 4:06 p.m. on July 18, 2013, the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy. It was the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history—the Motor City had finally hit rock bottom. But what led to that fateful day, and how did the city survive the perilous months that followed? In Detroit Resurrected, Nathan Bomey delivers the inside story of the fight to save Detroit against impossible odds. Bomey, who covered the bankruptcy for the Detroit Free Press, provides a gripping account of the tremendous clash between lawyers, judges, bankers, union leaders, politicians, philanthropists, and the people of Detroit themselves. The battle to rescue this iconic city pulled together those who believed in its future—despite their differences. Help came in the form of Republican governor Rick Snyder, a technocrat who famously called himself “one tough nerd”; emergency manager Kevyn Orr, a sharp-shooting lawyer and “yellow-dog Democrat”; and judges Steven Rhodes and Gerald Rosen, the key architects of the grand bargain that would give the city a second chance at life. Detroit had a long way to go. Facing a legacy of broken promises, the city had to seek unprecedented sacrifices from retirees and union leaders, who fought for their pensions and benefits. It had to confront the consequences of years of municipal corruption while warding off Wall Street bond insurers who demanded their money back. And it had to consider liquidating the Detroit Institute of Arts, whose world-class collection became an object of desire for the city’s numerous creditors. In a tight, suspenseful narrative, Detroit Resurrected reveals the tricky path to rescuing the city from $18 billion in debt and giving new hope to its citizens. Based on hundreds of exclusive interviews, insider sources, and thousands of records, Detroit Resurrected gives a sweeping account of financial ruin, backroom intrigue, and political rebirth in the struggle to reinvent one of America’s iconic cities.
Create a solid pathway for financial success Millennials often confront greater difficulties—including economic uncertainty and student debt—than those who came before them. This new financial responsibility can be intimidating, and many people are unsure where to begin. Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies will help Millennials to be confident about managing their finances and get on a clear path toward financial security. Inside, trusted financial advisor Eric Tyson shows students and recent grads how to make smart financial decisions in order to pay off student loans, avoid any additional debt, and create a solid plan to ensure their financial success. From avoiding common money mistakes to making informed investment choices, Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies covers it all! Build a foundation through smart spending and saving Rent, buy, or sell a house File taxes the right way Protect your finances and identity in the digital world Get ready to forge your own path to financial security!
Provides detailed advice about how to master existing debt and secure your financial future, including how to clean up your credit report, negotiate new terms and payments for burdensome bills, and protect yourself from identity theft
A comprehensive look at the enormous growth and evolution of distressed debt, corporate bankruptcy, and credit risk default This Third Edition of the most authoritative finance book on the topic updates and expands its discussion of corporate distress and bankruptcy, as well as the related markets dealing with high-yield and distressed debt, and offers state-of-the-art analysis and research on the costs of bankruptcy, credit default prediction, the post-emergence period performance of bankrupt firms, and more.
An epic, riveting history of New York City on the edge of disaster—and an anatomy of the austerity politics that continue to shape the world today When the news broke in 1975 that New York City was on the brink of fiscal collapse, few believed it was possible. How could the country’s largest metropolis fail? How could the capital of the financial world go bankrupt? Yet the city was indeed billions of dollars in the red, with no way to pay back its debts. Bankers and politicians alike seized upon the situation as evidence that social liberalism, which New York famously exemplified, was unworkable. The city had to slash services, freeze wages, and fire thousands of workers, they insisted, or financial apocalypse would ensue. In this vivid account, historian Kim Phillips-Fein tells the remarkable story of the crisis that engulfed the city. With unions and ordinary citizens refusing to accept retrenchment, the budget crunch became a struggle over the soul of New York, pitting fundamentally opposing visions of the city against each other. Drawing on never-before-used archival sources and interviews with key players in the crisis, Fear City shows how the brush with bankruptcy permanently transformed New York—and reshaped ideas about government across America. At once a sweeping history of some of the most tumultuous times in New York's past, a gripping narrative of last-minute machinations and backroom deals, and an origin story of the politics of austerity, Fear City is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the resurgent fiscal conservatism of today. Fear City is one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best Books of 2017
Provides an easy-to-understand, quick-reference guide to one's legal rights in regard to marriage and the family, financial planning, employment, consumer protection, the home and community, health care, and the legal system. 20,000 first printing.
A practical financial guide covers such topics as eliminating debt, investing simply, making sound financial decisions, and revolutionizing relationsips with the flow of money.
Some people who have filed bankruptcy believe that re-establishing credit means getting approved for a 29% interest car loan through AmeriCredit...or only using a debit card...or getting approved for a personal loan through a finance company. You can do better. You don't need to struggle with high-interest, back alley lenders to get the credit you want and need. That's what this book is all about. Life After Bankruptcy...compiled from the most popular and powerful issues of Stephen Snyder's newsletter of the same name, is designed for people (like you) who don't have the time to become experts in understanding all the loopholes you must know to re-establish your creditthe right way.
Featured in The Washington Post An up-to-date guide to getting the most out of Social Security under the new regulations that took effect on April 29, 2016. Despite reports of Social Security's impending bankruptcy, Social Security remains an important part of most Americans' retirement plans. But will it be enough? Making Social Security Work for You teaches you what you need to know about Social Security retirement benefits and the options you can choose to help meet your retirement goals. In straightforward, easy-to-understand language, this compact guide provides advice on the advantages and disadvantages of delaying benefits as well as the best ways to maximize your benefits depending on your financial or marital situation. Featuring a glossary of terms to help you better understand Social Security jargon; a full explanation on how the system works under the new regulations that took effect on April 29, 2016; and practical, actionable advice on how and when to save additional retirement funds, this book shows you how to make your retirement the best it can possibly be. "Guy Birken brings her breezy style to explaining a system that can be mind-numbing." --The Washington Post
One of the leading casebooks in the field, The Law of Debtors and Creditorsfeatures forty problem sets with realistic questions a lawyer considers in confronting the statutory provisions for a bankruptcy case. Explanatory text throughout makes bankruptcy law accessible to students and easier to teach. The material is organized functionally--as a bankruptcy case would unfold--making the presentation logical and sensible. By separating consumer bankruptcy from business bankruptcy, professors can select the depth of coverage for each course. The Seventh Edition produces expanded coverage of business bankruptcy topics such as corporate governance in bankruptcy and bankruptcy sales. Discussion of over a half-dozen recent Supreme Court cases on bankruptcy includes Stern v. Marshall. Adjustments to teaching approach to means test and other 2005 amendment topics reflect existing law and practice and help students learn. Features: forty problem sets--featuring the realistic questions a lawyer considers in confronting the statutory provisions for a bankruptcy case explanatory text makes bankruptcy law accessible to students and easier to teach organized functionally, as a bankruptcy case would unfold--logical and sensible separates consumer bankruptcy from business bankruptcy provides greater clarity permits professors to select depth of coverage Thoroughly updated, the revised Seventh Edition presents: expanded coverage of business bankruptcy topics corporate governance in bankruptcy bankruptcy sales discussion of recent Supreme Court cases on bankruptcy, including Stern v. Marshall adjustments to teaching approach to means test and other 2005 amendment topics to reflect existing law and practice
From two influential and visionary thinkers comes a big idea that is changing the way movements catch fire and ideas spread in our highly connected world. For the vast majority of human history, power has been held by the few. "Old power" is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. Once gained, it is jealously guarded, and the powerful spend it carefully, like currency. But the technological revolution of the past two decades has made possible a new form of power, one that operates differently, like a current. "New power" is made by many; it is open, participatory, often leaderless, and peer-driven. Like water or electricity, it is most forceful when it surges. The goal with new power is not to hoard it, but to channel it. New power is behind the rise of participatory communities like Facebook and YouTube, sharing services like Uber and Airbnb, and rapid-fire social movements like Brexit and #BlackLivesMatter. It explains the unlikely success of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign and the unlikelier victory of Donald Trump in 2016. And it gives ISIS its power to propagate its brand and distribute its violence. Even old power institutions like the Papacy, NASA, and LEGO have tapped into the strength of the crowd to stage improbable reinventions. In New Power, the business leaders/social visionaries Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms provide the tools for using new power to successfully spread an idea or lead a movement in the twenty-first century. Drawing on examples from business, politics, and social justice, they explain the new world we live in--a world where connectivity has made change shocking and swift and a world in which everyone expects to participate.