The HEROES Act, a $3 trillion stimulus package passed in a divided Congress this month, but holding many promises to ease the burden of student loan debt. Granted that this bill passed with a slim margin and facing opposition for the majority of Republicans including some Democrats. The moderate Democrats opposed the bill for overreaching…

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Bankruptcy is an option available to virtually everyone including non-citizens in the U.S. and people with an arrest record or criminal history.  With so many people getting arrested for protesting and incurring bail bonds debt, it would be beneficial to know that bail bonds are dischargeable in federal bankruptcy court near me. However, fines and…

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In the government’s initiative to reduce the financial burden on student loans, it has allowed borrowers to delay any loan payments on certain types of loans, mostly federal, until October under the CARES Act. If the HEROES act were to pass in the Senate, after it already passed Congress, then student loan repayments could be…

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With unemployment on the rise and business shutdown in New Jersey and New York , more people are considering putting their mortgage payments into forbearance. A mortgage payment in forbearance means delaying the payments without penalty fees after giving notice to the creditor. When the unemployment checks run out in July and late August, many…

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During her time as the Secretary of Education, Betsey Devos has plummeted the department into the ground with another lawsuit for garnishing wages from student borrowers during the coronavirus. Devos announced in March that she would take administrative action to prevent this practice, and the Trump CARES act protects borrowers from such measures.  Politico reported…

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President Trump signed a bill providing financial relief for Americans struggling in the wake of the coronavirus shutting down all non-essential businesses. Part of that bill granted a six-month suspension period on federal student loan payments until September 30th. However, not all federal loans are included in the bill and loan providers are not adapting…

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Before Biden and Warren were at odds for the Democratic Presidential nomination, they faced off against bankruptcy protection laws, with Biden successfully stripping them away right before the 2008 housing crisis.  In 2005, Biden pushed through a bill called the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) intended to prevent people from abusing a…

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On Friday, Oct 11, CNN Business reported that Murray Energy owned by Robert Murray, the “king of coal”, is slipping into “financial collapse”, thus marking another coal business plummeting into bankruptcy.  For coal miners and those in the coal industry, this means that the industry will likely become obsolete within the next few years among…

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First states and now teachers are suing the Department of Education for the faulty program intended to help student loan borrowers: the public service loan forgiveness program.  Previously last summer, four states including California, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Illinois sued the government agency Navient for its mismanagement of private and federal student loan debt, especially for…

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Several states across America, especially in the southern states like Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia, are experiencing an increase in bankruptcy filings according to NerdWallet.  Market Watch, The New York Post, and CNBC have all published articles speculating on the rise of bankruptcy filings as a symptom of an impending recession. Market Watch  in their article…

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The U.S. Department of Education is passing an act that will make it harder for students to sue for-profit colleges for claims of fraud or misleading practices. As of July 1, 2019, this act would evaluate the students’ need for compensation based on their salary compared to their peers, instead of receiving a full discharge…

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California is the fourth state to file a lawsuit against one of the government’s largest debt collecting agencies: Navient. California is the largest state to file a lawsuit against Navient, joining Pennsylvania, Washington, and Illinois. Navient is one of the eight largest debt collection services hired by the United States “to collect $1.4 trillion owed…

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Four senators are taking a stand against Betsy DeVos and the dysfunctional Department of Education when it comes to student loan forgiveness. Federal loans make up $1,331.7 billion of all student loan debt as of this year . Democratic Senators Tim Kaine, Sheldon Whitehouse, Tammy Duckworth, and Maggie Hassan sent a letter to Secretary DeVos…

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Wells Fargo Bank has been faced with penalties due to ignoring student loan debt in debtor Ryan’s bankruptcy. Ryan filed for bankruptcy in 2007 and after his discharge; Wells Fargo commenced litigation and collection actively on the debt. In 2008, Ryan was making monthly payments of $150 on the loan that would be made for…

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