Blog Posts in August, 2006

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  • Payday Loan Companies Prey on Military Personnel
    Payday Loan Companies Prey on Military Personnel

    An article at ResponsibleLending.org comments on a new report issued by the Department of Defense finding that payday loan companies are taking advantage of military personnel. These companies ...

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  • Personal Bankruptcy Filings Plunge in Quarter – Los Angeles Times
    Personal Bankruptcy Filings Plunge in Quarter – Los Angeles Times

    Bankruptcy filings in Fresno are down significantly. There were 732 Chapter 7 filings for the first six months of 2006, compared with 4704 for the same period in 2005, a drop of 84.4%. Chapter 13 ...

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  • Credit card minimum payments doubling
    Credit card minimum payments doubling

    Toward the end of 2005, many of the credit card companies began increasing minimum required monthly payments. In many instances, the payments doubled. See here and here for more information. I noticed ...

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  • Report finds credit-card firms push users deeper into debt
    Report finds credit-card firms push users deeper into debt

    This news article discusses a new report that accuses credit card issuers of pushing consumers to borrow beyond their means. The new bankruptcy law was enacted to keep more people from filing ...

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  • Foreclosures jump 90% in San Joaquin County
    Foreclosures jump 90% in San Joaquin County

    Three factors are coalescing to form the perfect storm for foreclosures in the residential real estate market: (1) increasing interest rates, (2) decreasing real estate values and (3) an abundance of ...

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  • Fresno Bankruptcy Law Website
    Fresno Bankruptcy Law Website

    For more information about bankruptcy or to schedule a free half-hour consultation with a Fresno bankruptcy lawyer, visit our website .

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