Credit Cards And The Crimea

What do credit card companies and Vladimir Putin have in common?  The answer is that they both take what they want. After the break up the Soviet Union in the 1990s, Ukraine had the 3rd largest nuclear arsenal in the world.  They also had one of the largest armies.  Many of the great powers of 

Bankruptcy and The Gun Toting Debtor

When a person files for bankruptcy, what will happen to their guns?  In Northwest Georgia, guns are a treasured commodity and part of a favored pastime. People are so crazy about guns around here that Wal-mart won’t let you buy more than two little boxes at a time.  I asked a Wal-mart cashier why I 

Who Is To Blame for the Georgia’s Snowpocalypse 2014?

This has been a really rough week for everyone who lives in North Georgia.  I’ve lived in Georgia almost all of my life and I’ve never seen anything like this disaster.  What would normally take 15 minutes to get home ended up being 8 hours for many people. I was meeting with a client in 

Cold Weather and Cold People Are No Fun

January 2014 has been one of the coldest ever for Georgia.  I grew in Atlanta and I’ve never seen anything like this here. In the picture on the left is the longest icicle I’ve ever seen in Georgia. Personally, I’m not a big fan of winter.  I’m already counting the days until spring.  I hate 

Where Does My Tax Refund Go If I Pay It To The Bankruptcy Trustee?

The purpose of this blog post is to explain what a Chapter 13 trustee will do with your tax refund money after you send it them.  I imagine that some you reading this blog might be screaming to yourself, “What!  I have to send my tax refund to the Chapter 13 Trustee!”  Not every filer 

Bankruptcy Is Not As Scary As You May Think

Today is Halloween.  Some people are scared to death.  Who can blame them with all of these scary looking people like the ones in this picture walking around?  For others, Halloween is a day of fun.  Who doesn’t like parties along with trick or treating?  I believe that your experience of Halloween depends on your 

Detroit Files Bankruptcy For A Record 18 Billion Dollars

The City of Detroit, the 18th largest city in the United States, has filed for bankruptcy.  The city’s population has dropped from 2,000,000 in 1950 to approximately 700,000 today.  The Wall Street Journal refers to Detroit as the “automobile capital and one time music powerhouse.” The Journal quotes Governor Rick Snyder as stating, “This [filing