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Please Buy 50 Cent's House Already

HARTFORD, Conn. — Rapper 50 Cent's bankruptcy attorney says he'll try again to sell his 50,000-square-foot Connecticut mansion. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1hH14pW) Pat Neligan spoke...

High Risk Credit Products Lead to Insolvency

Consumers who file insolvency are in severe financial distress, but surprisingly this does not mean they are behind on their payments. According to Equifax Canada, about 70 per cent of consumer accounts are paid as agreed at the time the individual files for bankruptcy, and this is definitely consistent with what we see every day. More debtors are turning to subprime debt as a way of balancing payments. While any one payday loan, high cost instalment loan or low credit car loan will not necessarily lead to bankruptcy, it does begin a slippery slope and these loans are a primary indicator of an increasing percentage of insolvencies.
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Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Debt

Conventional wisdom says that debt used to purchase something of lasting value, like an investment, or a house, or a car, is good debt, because you benefit from the purchase. An example of bad debt would be borrowing to go on vacation, because when the vacation is over you have nothing to show for it. In some cases both of these examples are true.
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Five Canadian Dreams Destroyed by Debt

Every two years my bankruptcy firm, Hoyes, Michalos & Associates, analyzes all of the debtors we have helped in order to put a face on the average person who files bankruptcy or a consumer proposal. In what we call our Joe Debtor study we identified five dreams destroyed by debt.
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The Purchase That Could Keep Your Small Business From Bankruptcy

Small and medium-sized business owners are risk takers and dreamers. But most small and medium sized business owners are either unfamiliar with, or put off the purchase of Legal Expense Insurance. Though the benefits could mean the difference between success and bankruptcy, few are aware of the many compelling reasons for such a policy. Here are the top five reasons to look into legal expense coverage.