When the unimaginable or the unbearable happens, and you lose a spouse, parent, child, or sibling, the last thing you want to deal with is collection agencies calling you to ask you to pay for your loved one’s debts. Unfortunately, many family members experience exactly this and aren’t sure what their legal responsibilities are or what their consumer rights are.Read More
If you die without a surviving spouse, and if your will specifies certain assets (cash, property, etc.) should go to your child(ren), sibling(s), or parent(s), keep in mind that your estate will have to pay your debts and financial obligations throughout the probate process first.Read More
In these hard times, it’s not just our health that we need to take good care of but also our financial status. Given that a lot of jobs were lost or in peril, as well as both small businesses and large companies struggling or worse going bankrupt, staying on top of finances has been hard to do.
Credit card debt has ballooned and Covid-19 has forever changed the way we do banking or the way we use a credit card. Remember that you are not alone and that there are certain measures in place to help you out if you’re struggling.Read More
Credit cards can generally come in handy when you're short on cash. The concept is somewhat similar to taking out a short-term loan since you get to "buy now and pay later." Aside from being able to instantly make large purchases — at least depending on your credit limit — credit cards are also quite useful during emergencies.
However, if you're not careful in using your credit card, you might end up being mired under a huge amount of debt. There's a psychological factor to making instant purchases without taking physical money out of your wallet: you can have a tendency to forget that you actually paid for something. Before you know it, you've acquired an unmanageable amount of outstanding credit card balances.Read More
Credit cards, when used responsibly, can be a helpful tool that can help you come up with funds for unexpected needs such as a car repair, large appliance purchase or even to pay an unexpected medical bill, when savings are thin. But what are the signs of too much credit card debt, and what can you do once a problem is recognized?Read More