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Buried under debt? Seeking help can be crucial

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 13 on Friday, February 6, 2015.

Your personal finances are a private matter. You probably don't go around discussing your earnings, investments, bills and debts with people unless you are very close to them. When your financial outlook is not so good, you are even less likely to openly talk about money.

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Report: Wage garnishment for debts has doubled since 2007

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Wage Garnishment on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Financial strain takes a toll on Georgia families every day. As people try to recovery from the economic recession, debt continues to make this very difficult. In some cases, people learn that their wages will have to be garnished to repay debts, which only makes the pursuit of financial stability that much more of a challenge.

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Debt issues start early for many young people

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Credit Card Debt on Friday, January 23, 2015.

We have mentioned in previous blogs that debt is not typically something that accumulates all at once. People often struggle with a number of different financial challenges over the course of several months or years before money woes ultimately become unmanageable.

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Signs you may want to consider filing bankruptcy

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Friday, January 16, 2015.

Money problems don't typically develop overnight. They often start small with a missed bill or unexpected expense. However, that one small issue can turn into a very big problem that seems to take over a person's life when fines, penalties and missed payments stack up.

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Facing foreclosure? What you need to know

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Foreclosure on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

There are millions of people in the U.S. who are trying to deal with overwhelming stress stemming from debt, unemployment and unpaid bills. A seemingly constant stream of calls from creditors combined with the penalties of falling behind on payments only make matters worse.

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How to get a fresh start financially in 2015

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Thursday, January 1, 2015.

With the new year comes the opportunity for a new beginning and a fresh start. If you didn’t feel good about your finances in 2014, now is the perfect time to implement new strategies to get back on the right track.

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Do not be ashamed or embarrassed by debt

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Credit Card Debt on Thursday, December 18, 2014.

It can seem like people share everything with the world these days. We only need to look at Facebook or Twitter to read about where people eat dinner, how much they like or dislike their job, difficulties they are having with their kids or how they are redecorating their bathroom.

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Can all my debt be discharged by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

Being buried in debt is something far too many people in Atlanta are struggling with. And while being unable to keep up with bills and other payments is stressful enough, it is not just the money troubles that make this situation so unbearable. There are also the relentless letters and calls from collections agencies and the looming fears about the future.

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How does your credit card debt compare to national averages?

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Credit Card Debt on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

When you are feeling stressed about debt, it can sometimes feel like you are the only person in the world with money issues. The reassuring news is that you are actually in good company. America runs on debt, and recent data shows that many American households have more debt than you might think.

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Bankruptcy's automatic stay can stop wage garnishment

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Wage Garnishment on Friday, December 5, 2014.

Having your wages or bank account garnished by creditors can be frightening, especially since you probably are already dealing with huge debt problems by that point. With less money coming in, how are you supposed to get a handle on your bills?

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Retailers target shoppers to increase spending during holidays

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Credit Card Debt on Thursday, December 4, 2014.

The holidays can be the most stressful time of year, especially for people who are already dealing with tight finances and money woes. There is a lot of pressure to buy gifts, stock up on decorations and attend parties, all of which can make people feel like spending money is unavoidable.

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What to know about taxes and Chapter 7 bankruptcy

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

When facing serious debt problems, it is a common instinct to avoid collections agents. This instinct is understandable. You are already facing enormous amount of stress with mounting bills and the inability to pay them off. Letters, phone calls and other communications from creditors only add to this stress.

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