Month: July 2010

Rising bankruptcy filings

The number of bankruptcy filings continues to rise.  The surge is primarily because of job losses, and the fact that people are flat out not able to keep up with their mortgage payments.The primary purpose of the amendments to the bankruptcy code back in 2005 was to...

Hidden Fees

A recent article by CCNMoney.com listed a number of hated hidden fees.  One of the fees that were mentioned were fees associated with using your Frequent Flier Miles.  The article went on to question whether it could really be called "reward travel" if you have to pay...

Recession and Bankruptcy

A recent article was written listing statistics about the recession and bankruptcy filings.  It seems that  the outsourcing of many U.S. middle class jobs has led to an uncomfortable separation between the socio-economic classes in our country.83 percent of all U.S....