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Dollars & Sense

  • 10 ways to bounce back after bankruptcy
    By Dana Dratch -
    Posted May 21st 2003 7:58AM
    "Nothing's out of the question," says one financial advisor. "I think the problem people run into is just their level of desperation. Wait two years. You can still apply for mortgages and other types of loans if you can show you're responsible and can be trusted."
  • Why I Can't Save
    By Gary Foreman, The Dollar Stretcher
    Posted May 16th 2003 9:15AM
    Each week we get emails and letters from readers. And we hear a lot of good reasons why people don't save money. Thought that this would be a good time to share the best ones with you. - Gary Foreman
  • Dealing with Debt
    By PBS Tax & Bookkeeping Service
    Posted May 7th 2003 10:43AM
    Are you are facing financial difficulties and find yourself in a bind? Is it difficult to make your monthly payments?

    First of all you must face the problem head on. Start by contacting your creditors to see if they are willing to work with you. Explain that you're having financial difficulties.

    They may be able to adjust your payment schedule, possibly allowing you to pay lower monthly payments. You may be able to skip a payment all together, adding it to the end of a loan.

  • The eye witness to you and your truck getting creamed
    By Dan Baldyga
    Posted Apr 9th 2003 11:00AM
    When you and your truck have been smashed into one of the most important sources of help is the eye witness to that impact, with their accounts and recollections as to what happened.
  • Dealing with Debt
    By PBS Tax & Bookkeeping Service
    Posted Apr 8th 2003 5:00AM
    If what you are spending each month is more than what you're bringing in, you have to make adjustments. You have to lower your expenses while still meeting your basic needs. The money specialists at PBS offer helpful advice for us all.
  • Your truck accident - collecting for lost wages
    By Dan Baldyga
    Posted Apr 2nd 2003 9:30AM
    Lost wages are one of the most important elements of your damages. Listen to me carefully when I say, "You should not think about the days you missed from work as Lost Time and Earnings. It's not Lost Time and Earnings - - it's Lost Earning Capacity"
  • To Lien or not to Lien? That is the Question
    By James E. Mennella and Jeff McConnel, Attorneys at Law
    Posted Mar 26th 2003 7:00AM
    Having trouble getting paid by a trucking company? Would filing a lien against the company be a solution? Is the lien a better process than a lawsuit in recovering monies owed to you? The attorneys from Road Law share their expertise with us.
  • Negotiating a settlement with the typical claims adjuster
    By Dan Baldyga
    Posted Mar 14th 2003 3:30AM
    The typical claims adjuster will say or do whatever it takes to minimize your injuries and your pain in suffering.
    The author tells you about his techniques and how to handle this individual's subterfuges.
  • Special for the Visitors to Expediters
    By Dan Baldyga
    Posted Mar 11th 2003 3:30AM
    The author offers words of advice on the techniques of dealing with a "Legal Beagle" in a personal injury case.
  • Income Tax Time, Part II
    By PBS Tax & Bookkeeping
    Posted Mar 10th 2003 3:00AM
    We're now well into the tax filing season and if you are not ready, it's time to get motivated. The experts at PBS have some advice and timely tips to keep you on-time and the IRS content.