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What can I do if I believe a creditor is harassing me?

You live a modest lifestyle in the Green Bay area and are current on most of your bills. However, you have a few bones in your closet that have some creditors calling you nonstop. Though you might not dispute ownership of those debts, you do not believe you should have to pay them. Regardless of your reasons, you should not have to live in fear of creditors calling your job or bombarding your email and physical mailbox with threats if they do not receive payment. 

Some collection agencies and bill collectors ignore the law and use illegal scare tactics to get people to pay them. Regardless of your intentions with those delinquent debts, learn how to put an end to creditor harassment

By the numbers — preparing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

You should go into Chapter 7 bankruptcy with your eyes wide open, which means plenty of organization and preparation.

Make sure you understand what your bankruptcy requires. When the time comes for you to file, you will be glad you took charge. Here are five steps to follow that will get you ready for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Will your fiance's bankruptcy affect your credit after marriage?

Your wedding date is drawing near, but you have one niggling concern: Your fiancé is planning to declare bankruptcy, and you wonder if this is going to affect your good credit standing.

After the wedding, you want to purchase a home together, but given the bankruptcy, is sharing assets a good idea?

Understanding medical debt and bankruptcy

Medical bills are notoriously expensive and difficult to pay off. One health incident could cost thousands and thousands of dollars, and this is true even for people who have insurance. With the potential of such expenses looming, it may seem like your worst nightmare when that possibility becomes reality.

You are hardly alone, however, when it comes to facing large debts that are the result of medical expenses. According to CNBC, in fact, medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcies in the United States. There are a few things everybody seeking relief from such debt should be aware of. If you are considering medical bankruptcy, the following three facts are important to take into consideration.

Have you considered Chapter 128 as a debt relief option?

When your debts begin to control your life, you realize something must be done to turn the problem around. Many people contemplate bankruptcy, but that may not be the solution for you.

Wisconsin offers an alternative in the form of Chapter 128. This is a debt consolidation plan that you may find suits your needs and your circumstances better than bankruptcy.

Are these myths about bankruptcy holding you back?

Bankruptcy is one of the most misunderstood areas of the law. If you are considering bankruptcy for your financial situation, you are reasonably stressed and need good information about how a bankruptcy will work for you. Do you believe these myths about bankruptcy?

Financial compensation you can seek after a car accident

One of the most overwhelming aspects of getting in a car accident is the ensuing financial consequences. It costs a significant amount of money to pay for car repairs or a new car, medical bills, increased insurance and other related expenditures that can quickly become stressful and unmanageable.

What happens if I'm hit by an uninsured driver?

No one wants to be in a car accident, but stress levels can mount even higher if the other driver is not insured. In Wisconsin, there is no requirement for carrying uninsured motorist coverage, but many people are not even aware of the benefits their policies provide. If you are in an accident with an uninsured motorist, you may still be able to cover the damages.

4 ways to avoid distractions while driving

Sometimes driving can feel like riding a bike: you just do it without having to think. However, this attitude can easily lead to you not giving your full attention to the road. Distracted driving is just as dangerous as driving while drunk or drowsy. The Governors Highway Safety Association revealed that distracted driving was responsible for at least 10 percent of fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2014.

Such fatalities are easy to prevent. Start with these four ways to reduce distractions.

Oh deer: What to do if you hit a deer in Wisconsin

After collisions with other vehicles and fixed objects, deer are the most common cause of vehicle crashes in Wisconsin. Most deer-vehicle collisions happen during October and November, so it's a good time of year to remember to be extra vigilant and cautious, especially on rural roads and at night.

No matter how careful you are, however, there's always a risk of a deer darting out in front your car before you have time to stop. In the unfortunate case of colliding with a deer, what do you do?