The Equifax Hack

The Equifax Hack

By now you’ve heard about the massive data breach at Equifax which include the personal information of up to 143 million people. Although we have (sadly) grown accustomed to hearing about similar data breaches, like the ones at Target, Anthem, Yahoo or Home...

Common Sense Tips for Protecting Your Identity

Unfortunately, I have heard several stories from clients affected by identity theft.  The results can include financial loss, fraudulent bills, damaged credit, and the huge hassle of contacting financial institutions and getting the mess sorted out. Tips to Protect...

Interview: Questions About Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a topic that comes up occasionally with my clients, so I went to an expert, New York bankruptcy attorney, Bruce Weiner, with my questions. 1. How much debt does someone need to have for bankruptcy to make sense?  Is there a rule of thumb or ratio of...

Divorce & Your Money: Liabilities

This is the fifth post in my “Divorce & Your Money” series. In addition to their assets, a divorcing couple must identify their financial debts or liabilities.  Division and responsibility for each will be part of their divorce settlement. Debt may have been part...