06.27.2013 | by Kenny Steinberg
You owe $350,000 in medical bills and they are coming after you. Maybe they will try to take out your stitches, or your artificial knee. Maybe they’ll call the drug stores and try to keep you from buying ibuprofen. Or, possibly your worst nightmare, you are seriously hurt in an accident, are rushed to the hospital and they refuse to see you and dump you out in the street where you unceremoniously writhe in pain as the rain pelts your immobile body.
06.26.2013 | by Lauren Lamb
I would like to relay one couple's journey through debt settlement I first met Matt and Sarah* a little over two years ago, when they came to my office for a consultation. Matt had a good job and Sarah had previously stayed home to raise their kids and was now watching their grandchildren during the day while their children worked. They lived modestly, but over the years, between trying to help their kids get started with their lives and a bit of overspending, they found themselves facing close to $30,000 in credit card debt. They hadn't fallen behind on any payments yet, but money was starting to get tight and they worried about how much longer they would be able to stay afloat.
06.20.2013 | by Ken Steidl
Over the past several years, I have met with numerous home owners who had fallen behind on their mortgages. In many of these cases, the homeowners have contacted their mortgage company seeking to modify the loan and stop any foreclosure proceedings. In each case, the mortgage company acted as if they would be happy to assist and indicated they would immediately be sending out a modification packet and made it sound as if a loan modification would be quickly forthcoming. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
05.14.2013 | by Kenny Steinberg
There has been good news on the foreclosure front recently in the Pittsburgh region: foreclosures are down. You can read it in the local newspapers, and you can sense it in the air.
05.14.2013 | by Lauren Lamb