Will the Federal Bankruptcy Courts be Open during Shutdown?

Bankruptcy Courts are Open-Act Fast! On Friday, January 19, 2018, Congress could not pass a budget, or a temporary resolution to allow the government to keep running.  So, we are now in a “government shutdown”.  This doesn’t mean that every federal government agency is stopping,
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Behind on Student Loans? Take Action Now!

You did it! You went to school and graduated!  Or, you didn’t finish your degree.  Regardless, you’ll have to deal with your student loans.  In the ideal world, you got a job, and made all of the payments for your loans, and everything is good. 
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What does $100,000.00 per Year Buy a Family in Illinois?

This is an extremely controversial subject!  Almost as controversial as politics!!  I read this article at npr.com, “What living on $100,000.00 per year looks like”.  NPR interviews several families from around the country, and each family’s experience was very different.  Each family had their own
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The Free Money Checkup– Only a Phone Call Away

Every year, we need to go to our friendly family doctor for a checkup.  You have a conversation with a nurse and your doctor. The doctor listens to your heart and lungs, taps your knee, and checks to see if everything is working right.  Then
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Water Bills in Chicagoland – Are you getting soaked?

Water Bills Soaking You? We Can Help! Over the years of talking to homeowners from all over the area, it was amazing to see the difference in prices people pay for water!  Some people’s bills are $20-30 per month and others are close to $100/month.
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Equifax Credit Breach– How to Protect Yourself

This is huge news! Why?  Because Equifax stores data on all Americans:  your Social Security Number, address, date of birth, and more.  Equifax is one of 3 major credit bureaus that stores this data.  You may not have dealt with them, or heard of this
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Entrepreneur Bankruptcy — Not a Failure

I’ve written blog articles about warning signs for business owners, and what to look for, when things get tough. Most business owners don’t look for signs that things are getting tough. They dig in, and keep going. Why? In reality, business owners are, at heart,
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