Category Archives: Free Debt Analysis

Chicago Lawyers Remind Homeowners That a House Is Worth More Than Its Current Value

When the real estate bubble burst, I learned an important lesson: home values don’t really matter. Of course, if you’re one of the millions of Americans writing monthly checks for a mortgage now worth more than your house, you’re probably shaking your fist at me right now. But hear me out. The idea of a… Read More »

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyers Find Ways to Save Cash as Gas Prices Grow

Some things never change. Despite the fact that oil was at a record low just six months ago, gas prices have begun their annual summer hike. And this year is poised to be a little more painful. Though today’s average national price of $2.68 a gallon is still lower than $4 a gallon peak we… Read More »

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyers Offer Chapter 13 as Alternative to Foreclosure

Have you noticed the post office getting a little louder lately? OK, probably not, but the recent surge in foreclosures has also led to a surge in jingle mail. What is jingle mail? It’s when homeowners walk away from their house rather than go through the foreclosure process or continue paying an upside-down mortgage. In… Read More »

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyers Urge Americans to Save More Money

The savings rate in America has soared to an average of 4 percent – for every $100 we receive, four bucks are being tucked away for the future. Think $4 doesn’t sound like much? Compared to the paltry 1 percent we were stashing just a couple years ago, we’ve quadrupled our savings. We’re starting to… 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 »