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For some California homeowners, the current rise in house values has a downside – the reactivation of zombie second mortgage debt. 
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Personal loans may be secured or unsecured, and the two types of loans are treated differently in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. 
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If you’re among the tens of millions of Americans with medical debt on their credit reports, there’s good news on the horizon.
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Downsides of refinancing may be of particular concern to someone who is considering it because they can’t keep up with mortgage payments. 
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Business owners considering personal bankruptcy often have special concerns about how the filing may impact their business operations.
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Generally, stocks don’t get any special treatment in a California bankruptcy. In other words, most stocks are treated like any other asset.
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The advertisements for Tally–a solution presented as the answer to your sleepless nights–may be very attractive, but does it work as promised?
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The good news is that, in California, filing for bankruptcy more often than not won't impact your job search. But, there are exceptions. 
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Struggling to make payments? There may be solutions available, but if you simply skip your payments your case could be dismissed.
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Many variables impact your credit score, and bankruptcy is just one piece of the puzzle. For some, the answer is surprising.
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A Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitioner is required to disclose all property on schedules filed with the petition, just like a Chapter 7 filer.
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The short answer is no. However, if a bankruptcy case was already underway when the deceased passed away, the case may continue. 
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