Category Archives: Consumer Spending

Chicago Bankruptcy Attorneys Warn Credit Card Companies Are Lowering Limits for Consumers

One day credit card companies are stuffing your mailbox full of offers – the next, they’re taking your credit away. Creditors are cutting credit limits – and not just for high-risk customers, according to an article in BusinessWeek. It’s been reported that 16% of customers had their limits reduced between April and October 2008. Of… Read More »

Chicago Bankruptcy Lawyers Suggest Swapping Cash for Credit to Save on Gift Giving This Summer

June is a sneaky month. It holds no major holiday, no income tax payments, no back-to-school shopping, but somehow it always costs me an arm and a limb. Just as I’ve finished paying off my Christmas shopping damages, I get bombarded with graduations, bridal showers, weddings, Father’s Day and birthday after birthday (seriously, does everyone… Read More »

Chicago Bankruptcy Lawyers Offer Tips for Saving Money This Summer

When I was a kid, the summertime blues meant not having enough to do. Now I realize it’s about having too much to do – and not enough money to do it with. June kicks off the season of vacations, barbecues, cranked air conditioners, movies and restaurant meals. And for many of us – particularly… Read More »

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyers Find Ways to Save Money and Stop Spending Leaks

Parking tickets are on the rise in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. But that’s not the shocking part of the story. What’s surprising is that even though three-quarters of contested tickets get dismissed – and many of those tickets are proven to be errors – some people are still forking over ticket fees without… Read More »

Chicago Lawyers Use Bankruptcy to Eliminate Credit Card Debt Caused By Consumer Spending

I admit it – I have cell phone envy. Now I’m normally pretty wise about financial decisions (or at least, I like to think I am) but phones have always been a weakness of mine – and I’ve had the credit card debt to prove it. It was a matter of keeping up with the… Read More »