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What to Do with your Estate Planning Documents

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If you have all of your estate planning documents in order, great job! You’re ahead of many other people who haven’t gotten around to it yet, and your family will have the support and information they need if something happens to you. If you still need to set up some documentation in California, take a…

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Accidents with an Uninsured Driver in California

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No matter how carefully you drive, accidents happen. You can’t control every factor around you, such as road conditions and other drivers. The State of California requires that everyone who operates a vehicle must have proof of financial responsibility, such as automobile liability insurance. However, studies by the Insurance Research Council have shown that as many…

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Payless ShoeSource Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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Brief History of Payless ShoeSource Payless ShoeSource is an American discount shoe retailer based in Topeka, Kansas. Cousins Shaol and Louis Pozez established the company in 1956. The stores became more widespread in the 1980’s as a result of its Pro Wings brand. These shoes were notable for the use of Velcro instead of shoelaces.…

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Important California Estate Planning Documents

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Every estate plan is different, but there are general steps to take to ensure that you and your family are prepared for the worst. Documentation is necessary to properly manage how your finances and health care are handled after you can no longer do so yourself. It’s important to ensure that all of your wishes…

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Is It Time For Bankruptcy?

Deciding whether or not to file for bankruptcy is a stressful and complex situation that is further burdened by social stigmas. Nevertheless, bankruptcy might be the right choice for you. Many people believe that by filing for bankruptcy, they will never be accepted for loans again, but this is not true at all. Your bankruptcy…

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RadioShack’s Rollercoaster History of Boom and Bankruptcy

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The Beginning RadioShack is an American chain of electronics stores that has experienced both highs and lows throughout its long history. Brothers Theodore and Milton Deutschmann founded it in 1921 to sell ham radio equipment. The company originally consisted of a single location for retail and mail order sales. RadioShack issued its first catalogue in…

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Collectibles, Art, Antiques, and Capital Gains Tax

Almost every asset that can be sold will also be taxed, including valuables such as antiques, fine art, and collectibles. In fact, the rate of federal taxation on collectibles is one of the highest for investment property. When you plan your estate, it is important to take this taxation into account. You should not leave…

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Dex Media Bankruptcy

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Dex Media, Inc. is a digital marketing company that has undergone organizational changes, mergers, and bankruptcies within the past decade. Now it is preparing for yet another bankruptcy to begin in December 2015. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is meant to alleviate over $2.3 billion in debt with the help of its senior lenders. The…

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Beware of Debt Relief Scams

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Beware of Debt Relief Scams It seems that Debt Relief Scams are everywhere. Anyone who has experienced debt knows how stressed out and desperate it can make you feel. It seems impossible to pay off debts while more bills are constantly coming in, and a person can easily become desperate enough to seek relief from…

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Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code provides for the reorganization of municipalities. These include cities and towns, counties, taxing districts, municipal utilities, and school districts. Although it is unlikely that you will ever take part in Chapter 9 proceedings, they are a very interesting part of bankruptcy law that can have widespread effects. History of…

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