Archive | October, 2014

Bankruptcy Gossip

30. October 2014

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The rumor mill abounds with celebrity gossip. Sometimes it is hard to tell fact from fiction. However, many legal proceedings are public record, so it’s easier to discern the truth when it comes to legal matters. We have written about many celebrity bankruptcies over the years. The good thing is (or the bad thing, I […]

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Learning about the Law from TV

27. October 2014

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America can’t get enough of crime and legal dramas. They have become more and more popular over time, and more and more realistic. Of course, they are “dramas” so they might need to be taken with a grain of salt—but a lot of America’s legal knowledge comes from them, right or wrong. Some of the […]

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An Economical Halloween

27. October 2014

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All holidays are expensive if you do it up right–let’s face it. Halloween is one of those that can really go awry because it involves so many different aspects. Food, decorations, party fare, and more come into play like almost any major holiday. But Halloween comes with that extra requirement of costumes, makeup, and the […]

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What the Designation “Board Certified” Attorney Means

20. October 2014

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Almost every profession has designations that distinguish those who attain them. The legal profession comes with its own designations. Board Certified is one of those. You can be board certified in many types of law. SmithLaw’s Christopher D. Smith, Sr. is a Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyer. Attorneys are given this type of designation by […]

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Lady Bird Deeds and Avoiding Probate

15. October 2014

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No, this doesn’t have anything to do with Lady Bird Johnson (even though that would be cool). Also known as an enhanced life estate deed, these types of deeds can cause real troubles. A lady bird deed still allows you to sell the property and/or benefit from it during your lifetime, unlike some tactics that […]

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Saving Money on Your Monthly Food Bill

10. October 2014

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We all want to save money when we can. Some bills just don’t have wiggle room. Therefore, when you have a chance to save, you want to jump at it. Your food budget is often a great place to save. In addition, saving there could be a way to stave off debt in other areas […]

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Disputing Items on Your Credit Report

5. October 2014

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It’s easier than ever to order a copy of your credit report. The Fair Credit Reporting Act allows you to get a copy of your credit report free each year. And that means free from each vendor each year. Therefore, you can actually get three free credit reports a year. Checking your credit report is […]

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