Monthly Archives: December 2022
Student Loan Forgiveness Program On Hold
After a second federal court declared the President’s student loan forgiveness program was illegal, the Department of Education shut down the program, at least for the time being. When administration officials closed the application portal, about 26 million people had applied, and 16 million applications had been approved. However, because of court rulings, none… Read More »
Recovering From Bankruptcy In Three Easy Steps
Mostly due to repeated late payments and negative information, such as charge-offs, most bankruptcy filers have poor credit ratings. Therefore, while filing bankruptcy lowers their credit scores, the effect isn’t that dramatic, especially if the debtor files Chapter 13. A lower initial impact means that it’s easier to rebuild a credit score after bankruptcy… Read More »
IRS Fresh Start Program Vs. Bankruptcy: Which Is Better?
In 2011, just as the country was emerging from the Great Recession, the IRS rolled out the Fresh Start Program “to help struggling taxpayers.” Let’s stop right there. The IRS didn’t create this initiative to help taxpayers. The IRS began it to help the IRS. Year after year of staff cuts and budget cuts… Read More »