Debt Collectors Turn to Social Media

Historically, people who have experienced crushing debt have faced seemingly endless harassing phone calls from debt collectors.  Consumer protections are in place to help limit the worst of these calls.  Debt collectors have now moved on to a new technology to attack Americans who struggle to make ends meet.  Now the collectors have taken to […]

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sues Debt Collection Lawsuit Mill

Most people who have experienced crushing debt are familiar with debt collectors.  Even a person who has not experienced debt himself has heard about endless harassing phone calls from debt collectors coming in day and night.  But there is another sort of harassment leveled by collectors that can be even more damaging than the humiliating phone […]

Credit Card Debt Does Not Mean You Are Irresponsible

Historically, being in credit card debt has come with a certain degree of social stigma.  While societal pressures push us ceaselessly to buy, we face a sort of shame when we cannot pay.  In 2010, the average New Yorker carried $6,600 in credit card debt, according to  The national average for credit card debt that […]

New York Tax Levies

A levy is an order issued by the court to a bank or other third party to turn over funds or assets belonging to you to New York State to pay a tax obligation. Before a tax levy can be issued, a tax warrant must be filed. What is a Tax Warrant? A tax warrant […]

What to Do About Your Tax Debt

Few things are worse to think about than your tax debt. You knew that when you filed, or did not file, that taxes would be owed, or you were surprised to get a notice advising you of an underpayment and that penalties and interest are accumulating. In these situations, there are some things you can […]