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How to Avoid Bankruptcy: Financial Literacy

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April is Financial Literacy month. Introduced by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) more than a decade ago as an activity of its High School Financial Planning Program; NEFE turned Financial Literacy Day over to Jump$tart to promote. Though targeted at youth, almost anyone seeking financial literacy can benefit from the wealth of financial literacy information available on Jumpstart.org.

The definition of financial literacy published in the National Standard for K-12 Personal Finance Education, by the Jump$tart Coalition, ...

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Does Bankruptcy Help You Live Longer?

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Can bankruptcy can play a role in stemming the tide of rising inequality? Economists think maybe it can. 

fix credit report after bankruptcyA whitepaper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that the bankruptcy code is an incredibly effective social insurance policy.  According to their findings, getting approved for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection “increases annual earnings by $5,562, decreases five-year mortality by 1.2 percentage points, and decreases five-year foreclosure rates by ...

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Jim Cossitt Featured Speaker at Annual Bankruptcy Conference

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Kalispell, MT, 18 October 2017— Jim Cossitt is slated to be a featured speaker at the 2017 All Iowa Bankruptcy Conference, jointly presented by the Iowa Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s (IAFBA) 36th Annual Bankruptcy Conference and Bankruptcy Seminar’s Inc. (BSI) 47th Annual Barbara Everly Bankruptcy Seminar.

The Iowa Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and Bankruptcy Seminars, Inc. will be jointly presenting their respective annual bankruptcy conferences on Thursday and Friday, ...

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