Posts by Brad Sadek, Esquire

7 Bad Ways to Handle Out-of-Control Debt Loads

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It really doesn’t take much to make debts spiral out of control. One accident that lands you in the hospital. One layoff at work. One automobile breakdown. And when that happens, a lot of people go into panic mode and start making decisions that don’t serve them. Here are 7 actions to avoid when you’re…

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In the News: Public Servants Having a Hard Time Taking Advantage of Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

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Over 20,000 public servants recently became (theoretically) eligible for the loan forgiveness programs they’d been counting on. Less than 300 were allowed to take advantage of the program. Draconian requirements and a series of headache-inducing hoops disqualified many from the program. Some were led to believe they were making the right payments in the right…

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5 Things to Know About PA Sheriff’s Sales

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Last year, Pennsylvania was one of the states with the highest foreclosure rates in America. And the sad end result of most foreclosure actions is a Sheriff’s Sale, whereupon the property is sold to the highest bidder. If you’re one of the thousands of Pennsylvania residents who fears foreclosure, this is what you need to…

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In the News: More Kids Carrying Credit Cards

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No income, no assets, to young to vote. You wouldn’t think kids would have much access to credit. But many parents are willing to add children to their own accounts as authorized users. And according to a new survey, more of them are doing it. A way to build credit, or to ruin it? Supporters…

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The 5 Types of Debt You Should Avoid at All Costs

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While all debt represents a risk, there are some forms of debt are almost guaranteed to create huge financial problems. These debt types come with high interest rates, unconscionable fees, and risks to your property you just don’t want to get into. More than that, they’re all aimed at, and marketed to, people who are…

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8 Signs You’re Dealing With a Debt Collection Scam

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Real third-party debt collectors are bad enough. But if you’re in debt, you’ve got another shark in the waters. Scammers who want to take advantage of your financial chaos. And since the last thing you need to do when you’re in financial trouble is throw good money after bad, we thought it would be a…

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