2019 Consumer Bankruptcy Trends to Keep an Eye On

Understanding consumer debt and bankruptcy trends is a key part of understanding the overall health and well-being of the U.S. economy. These important economic indicators can be a bellwether of things to come, both good and bad – while also helping observers gain a clearer perspective on where we’ve been.  So, what consumer bankruptcy trends, statistics, and stories have we been keeping an eye on? As we prepare to wind down 2019 and look ahead to //READ MORE

2019-10-28T15:33:21-05:00 November 7th, 2019|Community|

Investment Property Vs. Second Home

Maybe you’ve always had dreams of owning multiple homes in different cities across the globe – you know, a beachfront property in Malibu, a gleaming penthouse in New York, a cozy cabin in Telluride.  Perhaps your goal has always been to retire as a “snowbird,” and spend the chilly half of the year in California, before coming back to Chicago for a sunny spring. Or, perhaps, you’re the sort of person who’s always aspired to own //READ MORE

2019-10-21T15:50:09-05:00 October 31st, 2019|Community|

Applying for Credit After Bankruptcy: Key Things to Keep In Mind

Bankruptcy is intended to give debtors some breathing room, and the chance at a fresh start. The bankruptcy process can allow debtors to discharge certain debts and restructure other obligations, to make them less of a month-to-month burden. This way, the debtor can move forward as a productive member of the economy once again – and often, that is going to include taking on new lines of credit over time.  For debtors looking to move on //READ MORE

2019-10-21T15:42:08-05:00 October 29th, 2019|Community|

Looking Out For Debt Relief and Credit Repair Scams

When you’re facing mounting debts, every ringing phone or trip to the mailbox can become a stressful ordeal. Debt can impact just about every aspect of a person’s life – including your overall health and well-being. If you’re feeling trapped under burdensome debt, it’s only natural to start looking for ways to get out from under it all – or, at the very least, to find a solution that may make your monthly obligations more manageable.  //READ MORE

2019-10-14T16:30:48-05:00 October 24th, 2019|Community|

What Does a Mortgage Servicer Do?

When you purchase a home, there are countless moving parts to consider as you head from contract to closing – including hammering out the details of your mortgage with your lender. In this rush, it’s easy to get caught up on everything happening in the present tense, and put off looking to the future.  Eventually, though, things will settle down, and your mortgage payments will go from something new and exciting, to an obligation that routine //READ MORE

2019-10-08T12:55:53-05:00 October 17th, 2019|Community|