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Episode 013: Frozen Bank Accounts and Nosey Employers Edition

2013-04-04 :: Jay S. Fleischman
Length: 17s

Can your employer find out where else you’re working and how much you’re earning if they’ve got your Social Security number? Can a creditor with a judgment in New York freeze your entire bank account? Does the bank have to unfreeze your account once you file for bankruptcy? Information you can use in connection with [...]…

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Episode 012: Spouses, Credit Scores And Authorized Users Edition

2013-03-28 :: Jay S. Fleischman
Length: 11s

Do you need to file for bankruptcy with your spouse, or can you file alone? Can you file for bankruptcy and list your friend’s debts? And how should your mortgage report your post-discharge payments on your credit report? All this, plus Do Or Die by Fall Walk Run on this episode of Consumer Help Radio.…

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Episode 011: Protecting A House In Which You Don’t Live Edition

2013-03-20 :: Jay S. Fleischman
Length: 13s

In debt and thinking about bankruptcy? Own a house you don’t live in? Here are some ideas for strategies. News items discussed in this episode: Patriot Bankruptcy Case To Begin Amid Mine Worker Allegations Nebraska Man Pleads Guilty To Bankruptcy Fraud Missouri college no longer accepting students who take out loans Like today’s show? Have [...]…

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Episode 010: Cease And Desist Edition

2013-03-19 :: Jay S. Fleischman
Length: 10s

Getting calls from debt collectors? Want them to stop? There’s a trick to that, you know. News items discussed in this episode: CFPB Proposes Rule to Supervise Nonbank Student Loan Servicers Doctor extends good bedside manner to debt collection by starting Debt M.D. Twinkies Sale Approved By Judge Like today’s show? Have a question or [...]…

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Episode 009: California Judgment Enforcement Edition

2013-03-18 :: Jay S. Fleischman
Length: 10s

What happens if there’s a judgment filed against you in California? Can the creditor seize your assets, take your wages, or … something else? News items discussed in this episode: Dex, SuperMedia to Use Prepackaged Bankruptcy Route Trustee asks judge for permission to sell Casey Anthony’s story Entertainment Publications files for Ch. 7 bankruptcy Like [...]…

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Episode 008: Celebrity Credit Report Hack Edition

2013-03-14 :: Jay S. Fleischman
Length: 10s

Who can see your bankruptcy information? And what happens if you play fast and loose with the truth? Do you need to list your account numbers on your bankruptcy schedules? Can a game help pare down student loan debt? News items discussed in this episode: Do you need another credit score? Maybe! Celeb Data Breach [...]…

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Episode 007: Playing Games With Student Loans Edition

2013-03-13 :: Jay S. Fleischman
Length: 13s

Do you need to list your account numbers on your bankruptcy schedules? Can a game help pare down student loan debt? News items discussed in this episode: House Passes Privacy Notice Bill JPMorgan Chase Bank Online Bank Taken Down By Cyberattack Ally Bank Selling Servicing Rights To ocwen Slaying the Student Loan Debt Dragon, Video-Game [...]…

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Episode 006: Credit Counseling Before Bankruptcy Edition

2013-03-12 :: Jay S. Fleischman
Length: 9s

If you file for bankruptcy, bette get that credit counseling done first. News items discussed in this episode: The Bankruptcy Files: Ailing Detroit Hires Jones Day ConServe to hire 100 new workers Yankee Stadium Parking Operator Retains Bankruptcy Law Firm Paul Krugman’s phony bankruptcy: a history Like today’s show? Have a question or comment? Let [...]…

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Episode 005: Divorce During Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Edition

2013-03-07 :: Jay S. Fleischman
Length: 10s

What if you file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and subsequently get divorced? Today’s show gives you the answer. News items discussed in this episode: Michigan Brewing Company Founder Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn Approves Grubb & Ellis’ Liquidation Plan Paul Krugman Declares Personal Bankruptcy Like today’s show? Have a question or [...]…

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Episode 004: Cancellation of Debt Edition

2013-03-06 :: Jay S. Fleischman
Length: 8s

News items discussed in this episode: Fed Leaves Swipe Fee Cap Unchanged Encore Capital to Buy Asset Acceptance Sallie Mae Lowers Top Loan Rates For Graduate Students Today’s bankruptcy question concerns cancellation of debt and the income tax burden it may impose on you. Are there exceptions? Listen to the show to find out!…

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Episode 003: Lawsuits After Bankruptcy Edition

2013-03-05 :: Jay S. Fleischman
Length: 15s

News items discussed in this episode: Good News For Some: Bankruptcy Filings Fall Further Local Collection Agency Now Employee Owned Don’t Panic: Wall St.’s Going Crazy for Student Loans, but This Is No Bubble Today’s bankruptcy question concerns someone who went through bankruptcy and is now being sued.  Can a creditor sue you after your [...]…

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Episode 002: Community Discharge Edition

2013-03-03 :: Jay S. Fleischman
Length: 10s

News items discussed in this episode: Casey Anthony Appears At Meeting Of Creditors Girls Gone Wild Enters Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Nebraska Turkey Processor Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Today’s bankruptcy question concerns a spouse looking to file for bankruptcy without his spouse.  We talk about the magic of the community discharge in bankruptcy, and why California [...]…

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Money Go Roundtable 14 – Post-Bankruptcy Debt Collection, Spending And The Financial Recovery

2013-02-26 :: Money Go Roundtable
Length: 50s

Catch Jay and Gene talking ‘off-mike’ about debt collectors, spending, and economic trends. Young Americans’ Debt Declined Rapidly After Recession: Study Young Adults Are Shedding Debt Faster Than Older People Crunched consumers are cutting back: survey The Pros & Cons of Credit Cards vs. Cash Zombie foreclosures: Borrowers hit with second mortgages that won’t die…

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Money Go Roundtable 13 – Charge-Off, Form 1099 And Discharge Of Taxes In Bankruptcy

2013-02-22 :: Money Go Roundtable
Length: 34s

After a discussion of ‘Word of the Day”, Jay and Gene launch into a discussion of the effect of charge off, receipt of a 1099, paymetn and discharge of taxes in and out of bankruptcy. Word(s) of the day, Triskaidekaphobia and graupel. Will Bankruptcy Clear Some Of Your Taxes? What is ‘Charge Off’ and how does a [...]…

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Money Go Roundtable 12 – Bombogenesis, Budgets And Bankruptcy

2013-02-11 :: Money Go Roundtable
Length: 44s

Learn the word of the day from the snow-buried Northeast, steps to revise your budget and asset picture after breaking your New Year’s Resolution, and when is bankruptcy a viable option? Word of the Day – Bombogenesis 50 mini-Steps to revise your budget Is a home an investment? When to File for Bankruptcy Cheap Bankruptcy Lawyers…

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Money Go Roundtable 11 – Is Your Income Information Being Collected And Sold To Debt Collectors? (and more…)

2013-02-04 :: Money Go Roundtable
Length: 40s

This week Jay and Gene talk about Equifax collecting your income information and selling it to debt collectors, 7 signs that your finances are in trouble and taxability of forgiven student loan. Follow-up to last weeks show – 10 States Bar Charging Credit Card Fees At The Register Your employer may share your salary, and [...]…

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2013-01-29

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Episode 10 – Charges To Use Your Credit Card and Bankruptcy Appraisals

2013-01-28 :: Gene Melchionne
Length: 51s

We start with a follow-up to last week’s show in Zombie Deeds.  Then to a hot issue involving new fees to use your credit card at the store.  Then, Part 3 of New’s Year’s Resolutions.  And finally, a review of a recent decision from a Bankruptcy Court regarding valuation in appraisals. Zombie Deeds – What [...]…

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Episode 9 – Revenge Of The Zombie Deeds

2013-01-14 :: Money Go Roundtable
Length: 55s

The secret to a good New Year’s Resolution is to start slow.  This week we talk about the second part of finding out where you are.  And an interesting fact that came as a shock to two experienced Bankruptcy Attorneys – 30% of all homes in the U.S. have no mortgage.  Then we discuss the [...]…

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Episode 8 – New Year’s Resolutions and Mint.com

2013-01-07 :: Money Go Roundtable
Length: 29s

The secret to a good New Year’s Resolution is to start slow.  Find out how to determine where you are.  This will be the first of a series of tips to figure out where to start in your finances. New Year Resolution: Get Out of Debt Living Below Your Means Is a Challenge For Everyone [...]…

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Episode 7 – How The Fiscal Cliff Affects Consumers & Time Issues In Foreclosure

2012-12-19 :: Money Go Roundtable
Length: 39s

This week we talk about how the “Fiscal Cliff” will affect consumers.  Forget about taxes, forget about deductions, think about unemployment checks.  And then we have a short discussion on the time it takes to foreclose and the burden that has on homeowners who are losing their homes.  Next episode after the beginning of the [...]…

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Episode 6 – Payoff.com And More Or Less Debt?

2012-12-10 :: Money Go Roundtable
Length: 41s

This week Jay explains a new service called Payoff.com to Gene who doesn’t get it.  From there we talk about budgeting and paying down debt.  We highlight Starbucks profit margin on their high-end coffee.  Finally, we discuss proposed criminal penalties for overcharging military personnel on payday loans. Payoff.com and Encore Capital Group Partner on Consumer [...]…

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Episode 5 – Get Out Of Debt

2012-12-04 :: Money Go Roundtable
Length: 24s

This week we talk about Fannie Mae’s recent offer to rent your house back to you in a foreclsoure and the psychology of being in debt and how to get out of debt.  Our guest panelist is Steve Rhode, the Get Out of Debt Guy.  Steve has a no-nonsense view of debt settlement and bankruptcy [...]…

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Episode 4 – Twinkies and Relaxation

2012-11-21 :: Money Go Roundtable
Length: 37s

This week we talk about the hot issue of today – Twinkies!  And with the financial stress that comes with the holidays, we talk about things you can do to relieve that stress. Twinkie’s will live on – Even in Bankruptcy 6 Stress-Reduction Tips For Cash-Strapped Times The latest news about Twinkie’s    …

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Episode 3 – Understanding Why And How We Spend (Or Save) Our Money

2012-11-13 :: Money Go Roundtable
Length: 55s

This week’s episode features a free range discussion with Leslie Linfield of the Institute of Financial Literacy.  The topics run the ebb and flow of spending and savings habits, the effects on the national economy and personal relationships, retirement planning and the     Here’s what we talked about: 9 Signs You May be Kidding [...]…

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Episode 2 – The Effects of Hurricane Sandy on Credit and Objecting to Claims in Chapter 13

2012-11-06 :: Money Go Roundtable
Length: 19s

This week’s episode is somewhat shorter due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy and the NACBA Fall Workshop in Amelia Island, Florida – not necessarily in that order.  Here’s what we talked about: New York State suspends the Statute of Limitations due to Hurricane Sandy Lis Pendens in Foreclosure Objections to Proofs of Claim in [...]…

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Episode x005 – LegalHelpers Turmoil

0000-00-00 :: Jay S. Fleischman

Jay S. Fleischman and Eugene Melchionne discuss on this episode of Debt Podcast the turmoil surrounding LegalHelpers, also known as Macey & Aleman, regarding alleged problems with bankruptcy petitions filed by this law firm.…

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Episode x004 – Is Insurance REALLY Necessary?

0000-00-00 :: Jay S. Fleischman

Jay Fleischman and Gene Melchionne talk insurance. Great idea or great scam? You’ll find out just how much a whole life insurance policy was worth when Gene graduated from law school, and the marketing angle Jay’s got for the folks … Con…

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Episode x003 – Bad Debt, Debit Cards, And Coupons

0000-00-00 :: Jay S. Fleischman

Jay Fleischman Gene Melchionne return to the table to continue the chat about bad debt. We talk about coupons, using debit cards, Guitar Center, and why Gene is going to be an old man in a bathrobe shouting, “Where’s my … Continue readin…

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Episode x002 – Bad Debt And Student Loans

0000-00-00 :: Jay S. Fleischman

Gene Melchionne and Jay Fleischman sit down to begin a discussion of good debt vs. bad debt. From there, the conversation dovetails into a chat about our educational system and the role of college in our society. It’s all a … Continue reading …

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Episode x01 – Return To The Debt Podcast

0000-00-00 :: Jay S. Fleischman

Jay Fleischman re-introduces the Debt Podcast after a hiatus lasting more than 4 full years. Like The Who said, “meet the new boss – same as the old boss.” Subscribe to the show in iTunes, on your favorite RSS reed … Continue readi…

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Episode X006 – Black Friday

0000-00-00 :: Jay S. Fleischman

Is Black Friday a scam, a golden opportunity to get awesome stuff for peanuts, or just another reason for Gene and Jay to talk about mindfulness?  Could be all three. Listen to the episode, let us know what you think, … Continue reading

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Episode 008: July 27, 2005

0000-00-00 :: Jay S. Fleischman

Debt Podcast episode for July 27, 2005.…

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Episode 007: July 25, 2005

0000-00-00 :: Jay S. Fleischman

Debt Podcast for July 25, 2005…

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Episode 006: July 22, 2005

0000-00-00 :: Jay S. Fleischman

Debt Podcast for July 22, 2005…

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