Bankruptcy

Tackling credit card debt

Credit card spending has been rising since the start of the pandemic in 2019. Estimates suggest an increase of anywhere from 14 to over 33 percent in credit card spending. If you are among the millions of people who increased credit card spending in the last couple of...

Changes to medical debt reporting on the way

Millions of Americans carry medical debt. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, most people owe hundreds or thousands of dollars in medical bills. Owing this much can be financially devastating for individuals, affecting everything from where they...

Struggling with debt? You are not alone

The last two years have been incredibly stressful on Pennsylvania families who have struggled with illness, job loss and emotional distress. And for many people, their financial situation has taken an enormous hit, especially during the last year. Looking at the...

Can creditors contact me on social media?

Falling behind on credit cards, mortgages and other loans is stressful enough without having to dodge the seemingly constant calls and letters from creditors. It is not unusual for someone in this position to turn to spaces like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to find...

Preparing for changing debt collection practices

Millions of Americans are dealing with debt, especially after an incredibly stressful year of lost jobs and economic challenges. And for roughly 25 percent of adults who have bills in collections, overcoming debt in the coming months may not get easier. This is due...

Can creditors garnish stimulus payments?

News that millions of Americans will receive another round of stimulus money was undoubtedly welcome to families and individuals across Pennsylvania who have been struggling over the past year. Between job losses and business closures resulting from the COVID-19...

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