Chances are, that you either know someone who plays poker at someone’s home, or underground gambling club, or you have done this yourself. With the state of the economy now, its likely that there is more money being made now in the underground economy through illegal card games than ever. Most cities have literally countless […]Read the full article
We’ve seen it all before in the movies: there is a big heist and the crooks get away from the long arm of the law to some international safe haven. But, is there such a thing? Can you really live on the lam, like a fugitive in the movies or is this purely make-believe?
The objective […]
In the post-Sept 11th world that we live in, its admittedly more difficult to do many things we once used to and took for granted. One of these things is our ability to travel without Big Brother noting our whereabouts, you know, in the interest of “national security”. (as I write this in late 2011, […]Read the full article
With the steady downward trend in the economy, it is becoming insanely hard to find work of any kind. “Looking for a job” leaves you, ultimately, at the mercy of others. The best solutions for many of us is to find ways to freelance at jobs that pay cash. Each one of us has something […]Read the full article
As many of you are no doubt intimately aware, there is a looming student debt time bomb, which, in Canada, was made worse by the government’s removal of the option of bankruptcy for 10 years in the late 90s. However, as recently as July 7, 2008, there are new student loan bankruptcy laws. The two […]Read the full article
One of the reasons I have become so preoccupied with self-reliance is my lack of faith in the abilities of most of the people around me, or more specifically how people would behave during a massive emergency.
Not that I have the finances to buy land outside the city, but I am curious about whether during […]
According to The Wall Street Journal staggering record number of 1,530,078 bankruptcy filings were completed in the USA in 2010, which is an increase of 9% from 2009. Financial experts expect that number to climb even higher in 2011. With these kind of statistics, the real fear for many lies not in the bankruptcy, but […]Read the full article
With soaring gas prices, its no wonder that more urbanites are opting for pedal power than ever before. Combine this with the following: that there are more vehicles on the road than ever before and the fact that most of our urban areas were never designed for the current volume of traffic, and you have […]Read the full article
Without getting into a discussion of the potential causes, we can see a trend - gas prices are higher than ever and getting higher every year. It is unlikely that this trend will ever reverse itself by any measure if history is any guide. Motorists are more than ever moving to hybrids and smaller vehicles […]Read the full article
One legitimate way people protect their assets prior to a debt collection is by having them converted into equity in a home in Florida, Massachusetts, Texas, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Oklahoma or South Dakota, because of the large homestead exemptions available in these states.
Protecting Assets Through State Bankruptcy Homestead Exemptions
In these states, creditor exemption laws […]