Tag Archive: bankruptcy

Aug 29 2015

Texas AG : Former RadioShack Will Pay


WILMINGTON, DE – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a settlement has been reached with the former RadioShack that will see the former retail electronics giant paying the entire value of their unredeemed gift cards purchased by consumers as a priority claim in the bankruptcy. The settlement, announced in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, …

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Aug 09 2015

RadioShack Customers Deserve to be Treated Fairly

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently added a new count to the lawsuit against RadioShack to protect the interests of consumers holding unredeemed gift cards with the company. The count alleges RadioShack violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by selling 16,700 gift cards to consumers between January 1, 2015 and February 6, …

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Jul 12 2015

Credit History

Beware of “Fast Fixes” For Accurate Credit Problems By Jason Alderman To get a glimpse of your financial future, many businesses look at your financial past. This history is contained in your credit report. Your credit report determines everything from whether you qualify for a loan and the rate you’ll pay on that loan, to …

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Jul 30 2013

Depending on the kindness of strangers:The only sure result of Detroit’s bankruptcy is that armies of lawyers will make bales of money

  The other shoe finally dropped in Detroit. The once-proud city — variously known as “Motown,” “the Arsenal of Democracy,” and “the City of Champions” — filed for bankruptcy. There’s a local effort to head off the filing, but most people don’t think it will get anywhere. Detroit’s the largest American city ever to do …

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Jun 11 2012

Is credit counseling for you?

By Mary Hunt If there’s one thing that makes many people go hmmmm, it’s the topic of credit counseling. Many people still confuse credit counseling — paying back all of what a borrower owes — with debt settlement and negotiating payoffs of 50 percent or less of what the borrower owes. Others assume incorrectly that …

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Apr 17 2012

Cosigning mistake can drag you down

By Mary Hunt Dear Mary: A few years ago, I cosigned a home loan for my sister. She promised me at the time that she’d refinance within the year and take me off the loan. Well, that never happened, and my sister is in serious financial trouble. The bank is threatening to foreclose on her …

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Jan 23 2012

Tax strategies in a tough economy

By Jason Alderman For most of us, income tax calculations don’t change much from year to year. But thanks to the roller coaster economy of the past few years, many people have undergone major life changes that can have a significant impact – good or bad – on their taxable income and how they should …

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