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Are We on the Brink of a Recession?

The good news: retail sales, industrial production and employment – all up. The U.S. economy doesn’t seem to be on the verge of a slowdown. Unfortunately, before each economic downturn, these three markers historically index higher, even breaking records just before falling. This is why forecasters are generally blindsided by recessions, because they tend to……
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2018 Tax Season: Bigger Returns or Bigger Disappointment?

A spring ritual is underway. Tens of thousands of people will soon get their tax refunds, with dreams of finally being able to afford something they’ve thought about for months. Countless Americans struggle to gather the money to do or buy the things they desire. It’s what to expect in a country where nearly half……
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Why Americans Are In So Much Debt

Feeling like your debt is higher than ever? You’re not alone. The Federal Reserve reports on consumer debt each month, and recent stats show that consumer borrowing has reached a new milestone. Americans are diving deeper and deeper into the red as consumer debt just crossed the $4 trillion mark for the first time ever…….
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Personal Property Exemptions During Wage Garnishment

When you’ve incurred unpayable debts, creditors may be awarded a judgment against you in court. A creditors judgment may include wage garnishment, which means money will be taken out of your paycheck and sent to the creditor before you ever receive it. Sometimes, a creditor’s judgment may include taking your existing property and assets. It……
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Bankruptcy and Debt Collection Lawsuits

When you have unpaid debts, creditors may resort to pursuing a lawsuit against you in an attempt to collect. Not all creditors have the option of pursuing this legal remedy, but in many cases, the creditor can obtain a judgment against you that may include wage garnishment. Debt collection lawsuits begin when the collection agency……
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