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What are today’s most common types of debt?

If you can spend money, you can get into debt. However, not all forms of debt are the same. Some are the result of an unforeseeable emergency, while others stem from unwise spending and charging habits. Some debts can be discharged through personal bankruptcy, and other types are non-dischargeable. You may want to consider filing bankruptcy for certain types of crippling debt, while it may be smarter to restructure and repay other debts. It can help you and other New York residents to make informed decisions before making a decision regarding your debt.

How do I recognize predatory lending?

Whether you are repairing your credit after a personal bankruptcy or trying to relieve yourself of crippling debt, predatory lenders may be setting their sights on you. Like other scammers, predatory lenders target the vulnerable and easily exploited – in this case, someone who needs a loan and has few options. You and other New York residents may protect yourselves by understanding how predatory lending companies work.

How can you avoid debt during the holidays?

New York residents like you may dread the winter months. Holidays fly at you one after another, from Thanksgiving all the way to Valentine's Day. Between food, gifts, and heating bills, people spend more during this time of year than any other time. So how can you save some cash when everything seems to want to empty your wallet?

How to recognize debt settlement scams

As a New York resident who feels as if you are drowning in increasingly overwhelming debt, you may be searching for a solution that could help you begin to rebuild your financial life. Regrettably, however, some types of companies tend to pray on people who, like yourself, are struggling to get by, and they may use less-than-ethical tactics to do so. At Macco & Stern, LLP, we understand that many debt settlement companies are out to make a buck, rather than help you get back on your feet, and we have assisted many people facing similar circumstances find alternative solutions that fit their needs.

What you should know about home loan modifications

At the law office of Macco & Stern, LLP, we understand the frustration and anguish New York residents feel if they are facing a foreclosure. It can be worrisome if you are informed you might soon lose your home, and you are trying to do everything you can to ease your financial burden and keep your house.

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