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Defeat Your Credit Card Debt with Minnesota Bankruptcy

Posted by William Kain on November 22

With the holiday season approaching, many Minnesotans are planning on using credit cards to get through the annual spending splurge. With so many purchases this time of year—gifts, airplane tickets, gas, food, and trimmings—many families drastically increase their amount of credit card debt every holiday season. A recent study suggests that the average American household will spend $422 this year on gifts for each child in their household: that’s enough green to make anyone see red!

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How to Stop Foreclosure, Repossession, & Creditor Harassment with Bankruptcy

Posted by Kelsey Quarberg on November 21

If you’re one of the thousands of Minnesota residents struggling with debt, chances are you might be faced with some form of aggressive collections actions from creditors in the near future. What many Minnesotans don’t realize, however, is that there is one way to stop foreclosure, repossession, and creditor harassment fast: by filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Minnesota.

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The Role of a Trustee in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Posted by Wesley Scott on November 20

If you’re considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Minnesota, you probably already know how important an experienced Minnesota bankruptcy attorney is to your case (and for reasons why Kain & Scott are the best bankruptcy law firm in Minnesota to handle your Chapter 7 bankruptcy, see below!)

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Be Aware of the Benefits and Dangers of Debt Consolidation Loans

Posted by Wesley Scott on November 19

The economy is tough, and many people are looking for ways to help them manage and eliminate debt. With the rising cost of living, it can be tough for many consumers to even make the minimum payments each month on credit cards, charge cards and loan payments. If you are one of these people, there are several options available to you. One of those options is combining a lot of small debts into larger debt consolidation loans. However, before you make any decisions regarding your credit and debt situation, you should know how debt consolidation loans work. Having all the facts can help you choose the right option for your personal situation and avoid any unmanageable circumstances.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Minnesota

Posted by Margaret Henehan on November 17

There are 5 mistakes that may cause your bankruptcy petition to be denied and prevent you from erasing your debt. The 5 mistakes to avoid when filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Minnesota are:

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How to Stop Snowballing Debt Fast with Minnesota Bankruptcy

Posted by William Kain on November 16

Is your debt snowballing out of control this winter?

If there’s one thing that Minnesotans know, it’s snow. With an average annual snowfall of between 36 and 70 inches, The North Star State has experience handling whatever Old Man Winter throws its way.

But if you have snowballing debt, you will need more than a shovel and mittens this Minnesota winter.

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St. Cloud Bankruptcy – How to File Chapter 7 with Kain & Scott

Posted by William Kain on November 15

In the age of YouTube tutorials and do-it-yourself blogs, it’s now easier than ever to find “how to” information online. From building furniture, to fixing a leaky faucet, to how to prepare a perfect child’s birthday cake, “how to” videos and tutorials empower the average layperson to expand their knowledge base and become more self-sufficient.

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Kain & Scott: Minnesota Bankruptcy Services As Unique As You Are

Posted by Kelsey Quarberg on November 14

Have you ever been tempted by “one size fits all” Minnesota bankruptcy services? Advertisements for law firms that claim to understand the complexity of your financial situation without ever meeting you or discussing your information? Law firms that tout their bankruptcy expertise, without ever having actually taken a Minnesota bankruptcy case at all, let alone one that is exactly like yours?

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(Video) St Cloud Bankruptcy: How Much Does It Cost To File Chapter 7?

Posted by Wesley Scott on November 13

One of the most common question we get at Kain & Scott in St Cloud is, "How much does St Cloud Bankruptcy cost? Obviously, if you are suffering from overwhelming debt, you don’t have gobs of money laying around and this is a legitimate concern. However, filing bankruptcy can be more affordable than you would think. Let's discuss:

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Bankruptcy vs Foreclosure - Which Will You Choose?

Posted by William Kain on November 11

Is one option, bankruptcy vs. foreclosure, a better alternative when compared to the other? While both may seem like bleak routes, one alternative is actually significantly better when compared to the other. 

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What Monopoly Got Wrong: The Benefits of a Minnesota Bankruptcy

Posted by William Kain on November 10

For many people, one of the first experiences they have with bankruptcy is playing Monopoly. In the game, when a player doesn’t have enough assets to pay their debts either to the bank or to another player, they are bankrupt and lose the game. Complete with orange card declaring “Bankruptcy! Do not pass Go, do not collect $200,” the game makes it clear that once you reach bankruptcy, for you the game is over -- you lose.

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Twelve Years After the BAPCPA

Posted by Wesley Scott on November 9

For those of us who were practicing law at the time, the month of October, 2005 is very memorable. It was October 17, 2005 that the provisions of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act went into effect - the most sweeping change in bankruptcy law since the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978.

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How to File Bankruptcy with Minnesota’s Kain & Scott

Posted by Margaret Henehan on November 8

Congratulations on making the transformative decision to file your Minnesota bankruptcy with Minnesota’s oldest bankruptcy law firm, Kain & Scott!

Now that you’re ready to erase your debt and repair your credit with Kain & Scott, we’ve created this handy article that shows you step-by-step how fast and easy your Minnesota bankruptcy can be with our bankruptcy specialists!

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5 Myths About Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Minnesota

Posted by Erick Bohm on November 7

Some myths are fun and harmless: from Paul Bunyan to the Lost City of Atlantis, tall tales spark our imagination and inject the extraordinary into our ordinary lives.

Other myths, such as those surrounding filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Minnesota, are far from harmless. Without the facts, consumers can be confused by misinformation that prevents them from making sound financial decisions. Whether it’s false claims about the time and expense, or misleading information about what bankruptcy can and can’t do, these myths are just as make-believe as the Tooth Fairy and the Fountain of Youth

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5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Kain & Scott for Your Minnesota Bankruptcy

Posted by William Kain on November 6

One of the most frequent questions we encounter from prospective clients is why they should hire Kain & Scott as their Minnesota bankruptcy lawyers. Whether referred to us by another satisfied client or finding us on their own, clients want to know that the Minnesota bankruptcy law firm they select has their best interests in mind when eliminating their debt.

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