Financial Tips

Chicago Group Repays Veterans’ Student Loans

One local nonprofit is dedicated to paying off the student loans of combat veterans and easing the financial burden that these families face. Eli Williamson founded Leave No Veteran Behind because the average military veteran carries about  $56,000 in student debt. Since 2009, this foundation has paid the outstanding student loan debt of 10 veterans.
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Bankruptcy Misconceptions in Illinois

There is often a misconception that people who file for bankruptcy are forced to do so because they were financially irresponsible. Although there are people who do file for bankruptcy for this reason, the majority of people who find themselves in this position get there because of events that occur of which they have no control over. A loss of employment, a serious medical issue, and divorce are just a few of the reasons that can completely wreck someone’s finances and leave them overwhelmed with debt.
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Reasons Your Loan Modification Request Was Denied

Trulia, a leader in the real estate industry, recently reported that refinance rates for a 30 year fixed mortgage in Waukegan, Illinois can be obtained for as low as 2.250 percent. Trulia further reported that the median sales price of a home in Waukegan is $91,250, a 30.4 percent home value increase as previously reported a year ago.
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Choosing a Qualified Illinois Bankruptcy Attorney

Admitting your debt has spun out of control and realizing you are financially incapable of managing your liabilities can often lead to moments of sheer frustration and uncertainty. It takes a personal leap of faith to place your trust in an experienced bankruptcy attorney, but it may be a necessary step in stabilizing your financial situation.
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Your Financial Snapshot: The Importance of Reviewing Your Credit Report on an Annual Basis

Becoming familiar with your spending habits, debt ratio, and understanding how lenders view your financial snapshot may very well be your best defense against future bankruptcy or foreclosure action. It all begins with fiscal responsibility, supported by a sound credit report, but how many Americans actually request and review their credit report on an annual basis?
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  • Newland & Newland LLP, Attorneys, Arlington Heights, IL
  • Lawyer.com