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January 2019 Archives

Could your business be saved by filing for Chapter 11?

Being a small business owner has its perks, but it is not for the faint of heart. Especially in the first few years when there are operational costs that might exceed the revenue generated, it can feel like a losing proposition.

Should farmers consider filing for Chapter 12 bankruptcy?

The United States is approaching uncertain financial times once again. The outcome of some trade wars with foreign governments can have a negative effect on America's farmers and their ability to get top prices for their harvests.

Is the shutdown leaving you in debt? Look at your options

If you are a federal worker in or around Tampa and are furloughed right now -- or worse, working without pay -- you may be struggling mightily to make ends meet. You might not be fortunate enough to have an emergency stash of cash to meet your basic needs and pay the bills.

It doesn't hurt your credit rating to check your score

When was the last time that you checked your credit score? Has it been awhile? Maybe you are afraid to see how bad it really is, or perhaps you mistakenly believe that checking your credit score can damage your credit rating. That is not the case, and it is actually a very good idea to check your scores regularly so you can be aware of any changes or errors.

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