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Podcast: Caught in the bankruptcy feedback loop

Do blacks who file bankruptcy fare as well as whites who do? Not necessarily, according to a report by The Atlantic and ProPublica. Black Americans are “far less likely” than white Americans to have their debts successfully erased — to … Continue reading

What’s the difference between chapters 7 & 13 bankruptcy?

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When deciding to file personal bankruptcy, choosing the right chapter is critically important. Is a chapter 7 better for you, or a chapter 13? ProPublica takes a look at the differences between the two types and offers advice for those … Continue reading

Homeland Security to begin collecting more data on immigrants

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The Department of Homeland Security will begin increasing the amount of online data it collects about immigrants in October, according to reports. DHS will expand its data collection to include social media posts and search results. The new policy will … Continue reading

Not all assets are equal in a divorce

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Divorce can take a terrible toll on those who choose to end a marriage. But making financial missteps during the process can make matters even worse in the long run. Depending on how intertwined your finances are, you may want … Continue reading

Podcast: What does Trump really want for the ‘Dreamers?’

President Trump has passed the buck to Congress on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or ‘dreamers’ program. Trump ordered a phase-out of the program over six months to give Congress time to find a solution. In this edition … Continue reading

Video: What to know about the end of the DACA

What will “Dreamers” do now that the Trump administration has ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program enacted by his predecessor? Nearly 800,000 people will be affected by Trump’s decision. The Washington Post produced this video that examines … Continue reading

Can Congress save the DACA?

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As President Trump decides to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program enacted by President Obama, members of Congress are gearing up for what could be a contentious fight over continuing protection for young undocumented immigrants. Both Democrats … Continue reading

Is the president playing games with Dreamers?

It’s important to remember that President Donald Trump isn’t just a real estate developer; he was also the star of a reality TV show, “The Apprentice.” And it appears that the president is using some of the same tricks that … Continue reading

Questions over Southern Univ. law professor’s estate work

Southern University law professor Dorothy Jackson has used an unusual and possibly unethical technique in naming herself as the attorney for executors of wills and estates. A law professor at LSU says Jackson’s actions are neither necessary nor customary. Jackson … Continue reading

The difficulty in getting off of disability

As the government steps up its call to remove more people from receiving disability payments, statistics show that the number of recipients who return to the workforce is small: only 3.7% of disabled workers do within 10 years of receiving … Continue reading