Author Archives: Walter Benenati

Betsy DeVos Loses Lawsuit in Violation of Student Loan Borrower Protections

A federal court recently issued a ruling that could affect borrowers’ abilities to receive relief from their student loan debt. The Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos were found guilty of improperly holding up and implementing a rule that would give student loan borrowers relief from their payments. The lawsuit was brought by attorneys...

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Bankruptcy Booms Among the Elderly

Bankruptcy Booms Among the Elderly Bankruptcy is quickly becoming a reality for a number of Americans 65 years of age and older. In fact, they are three times more likely to file for bankruptcy now than this same age demographic did in 1991. With the exorbitant costs of healthcare, pensions disappearing and social security not...

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Bankruptcy & Divorce: How the Two Are Connected

Bankruptcy & Divorce: How the Two Are Connected Differences in spending habits and money disagreements are one of the top reasons people file for divorce. And for many people, divorce is one of the main reasons they end up filing for bankruptcy, oftentimes due to the additional expenses such as child support, alimony and now...

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What Constitutes Harassment by a Debt Collector?

What Constitutes Harassment by a Debt Collector? Continuous communications from debt collectors can be overwhelming and annoying, but at what point is the communication considered harassment? Debt collection harassment is more common than you might think. In fact, a recent study by the Consumerist found that one-in-four consumers – or 27 percent – felt threatened by debt...

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