Author: Socrates Media
Publisher: Socrates Media, LLC
ISBN: 9781595462466
Release Date: 2005-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

With changes in the federal bankruptcy laws in effect as of October 17, libraries will want to have up-to-date guidance for their interested patrons. Raum, in addition to being a newscaster at National Public Radio, is a practicing attorney with expertise in personal bankruptcy. She guides those in financial difficulty to an understanding of what bankruptcy is and helps them evaluate it as an option. She explains the differences between Chapter 7 bankruptcy (liquidation) and Chapter 13 (reorganization), as well as alternatives to filing. She provides a basic rundown on the process, including filing the petition and attending the hearing. There is advice on re-establishing credit, choosing and hiring a lawyer, avoiding credit scams, and moving on after bankruptcy. The appendixes provide illustrative worksheets and forms and a 50-state chart on homestead exemptions. Similarly, editors of Socrates Media cover the essential elements of the bankruptcy process. Readers learn what it means to go bankrupt and how it is accomplished. There is an excellent explanation of the homestead exemption rules that may protect a home in a bankruptcy proceeding, and a good chart comparing the old bankruptcy law and the new. There is information on Canadian bankruptcy, and appendixes include a glossary, a list of online resources related to consumer credit, and one for legal search engines. The book comes with a CD that contains an electronic version of the information, a legal dictionary and links to financial management forms and tools (registration required). Joan Pedzich, Harris Beach PLLC, Rochester, NY (Library Journal).

Make Your Own Last Will and Testament

Author: Enodare
Publisher: Enodare Limited
ISBN: 9781906144265
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Genre: Law

Making a last will is the only way for you to take control over these matters and to properly provide for your loved ones. Enodare has taken its years of estate planning experience and created a simple book to guide you through the process of making a last will. It's called "Make Your Own Last Will & Testament". Make Your Own Last Will & Testament will provide you with all you need to make your own customized last will. You will learn about last wills, making gifts, executors, intestacy, probate, estate tax, and much more. We'll show you how to: easily make a valid last will & testament ; amend or revoke an existing last will & testament ; make cash and specific item gifts ; appoint executors to wind up your estate ; appoint guardians to care for your children ; provide for the management of property gifted to young beneficiaries ; make funeral arrangements; and much more.--publisher.

Legal Will Kit

Author: Enodare
Publisher: Enodare Limited
ISBN: 9781906144395
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Law

Create Your Will in Minutes If you die without making a valid last will and testament, you will have died intestate. You will then have no control over who your property is distributed to or even who takes care of your children following your death. Both of these matters will be determined by state laws which are often decades old. There is also the added risk that your estate could be substantially depleted due to the high levels of legal and professional fees associated with dying intestate. Making a last will and testament is the only way to ensure that you have control over these matters and that you can properly provide for the needs of your family. This self-help kit provides you with step-by-step instructions, detailed information and all the legal forms necessary to make a will and to ensure that your property passes to your loved ones after your death. Make cash and specific property gifts to your loved ones Appoint guardians to care for your minor children Appoint executors to wind up your estate Create trusts for minor beneficiaries Make funeral arrangements

The E Z Legal Guide to Buying selling Your Home

Publisher: Made E-Z Products
ISBN: 1563824116
Release Date: 1997
Genre: House buying

This guide can make the difference between years of comfort and countless sleepless nights--helping readers save money or realize a profit. Learn to judge what you can afford, when to use a broker, how to evaluate a home, and what to expect at closing.

Mutual Fund Investing

Author: Lyle Allen
Publisher: Made Ez Products
ISBN: 1563825058
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Smart investment decisions secure your financial future. Learn the secrets of successful mutual fund investing- with proven guidelines for dollar-cost averaging, winning portfolio management, and sound financial planning.

Personal Finance An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management

Author: Barbara Friedberg
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440830327
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Business & Economics

This jargon-free resource explains the who, what, why, and where of contemporary personal finance in simple, easy-to-grasp language, covering the key people, events, terms, tools, policies, and products that make up modern money management. • Supplies accessible, comprehensive financial information that explains complex topics in simple language • Shows the relationship between personal finance and everyday life, from renting an apartment to saving for retirement • Answers a wide variety of personal finance questions • Provides a resource suitable for both personal and scholarly use

Popular Mechanics

Release Date: 1956-05

Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

The E Z legal guide to bankruptcy

Author: Legal E-Z
Publisher: Made E-Z Products
ISBN: 1563824000
Release Date: 1995-03-01
Genre: Law

Easy-to-use, this guide takes the confusion out of bankruptcy with a step-by-step explanation of the process. Includes all federal forms, complete easy-to-understand instructions, a glossary, and an index.

Do it Yourself Hebrew and Greek

Author: Edward W. Goodrick
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310417414
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Edward Goodrick's classic guide introduces the alphabets and basic elements of Greek and Hebrew grammar. With this foundation, the student is encouraged to use some basic language tools, including analytical, lexicons, interlinears, concordances, and commentaries.

Are You Ready to Buy a House

Author: Socrates Media
Publisher: Socrates Media
ISBN: 1595462511
Release Date: 2006-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Home ownershipit is the great American dream and one of the biggest decisions you will make. Not only are you putting down roots but youre also making a key financial decision that will impact your budget today and assets tomorrow. For anyone facing the joy and stress that comes with buying a house, this invaluable book prepares you to make the best decision possible.The Editors of Socrates have covered every key topic including:The pros and cons of buying versus rentingAssessing your assets to know if you are ready Deciding how much you can spendDeveloping house hunting strategiesUsing the Web versus a real estate agent Choosing a house and a neighborhoodFinding, negotiating, financing and closing on your homeMoving in This comprehensive book also includes a free CD with a glossary of terms, forms, checklists, special reports and more. Readers can also go to for quarterly updates free of charge.