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How to Talk to Your Kids About Crime

Posted by RahaimSaints on June 18, 2015 | Criminal

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As parents, we often feel it is our responsibility to protect our children from the evils of the world for as long as possible. At the same time, we want them to stay safe and learn appropriate life skills early on. Particularly when a major crime involving a celebrity or other public figure is in the news, your kids may come to you with questions you have trouble answering. Here are a few ways to speak with kids about crime, criminals and the American justice system.

Don’t Shelter Them at Home

When a major crime is in the news frequently, your kids are going to hear about it no matter how hard you try to keep them away. If you initiate the conversation, you have a better chance of shaping their opinion in a positive way.…

Life After Bankruptcy: Taking Steps in the Right Direction

Posted by RahaimSaints on June 11, 2015 | Bankruptcy

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After denying the problem for too long, you’ve made the difficult decision to apply for bankruptcy protection. While it may seem like a last resort, there is life after bankruptcy. Here are some tips to help you protect yourself and get your finances back in order in the weeks, months and years to come.

Assess Your Current Financial Status

After going through the process of bankruptcy, you’re probably sick of thinking about big-picture financial matters. However, it’s important to take the time to review your current obligations and opportunities. Take stock of your remaining undischarged debts, such as student loans, child support payments and taxes. Set a monthly budget that’s realistic, and stick to it. If possible, look for ways to get more income — whether it’s taking a second job or selling some assets.…

Life After Bankruptcy: What to Say to Future Employers

Posted by RahaimSaints on June 4, 2015 | Bankruptcy

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Rebuilding after filing for bankruptcy is a long and often difficult process. Bankruptcy affects almost all aspects of your life, and in certain cases, a previous bankruptcy can make it difficult to find a job. Adding to the stress of this situation is the fact that job loss often plays a role in driving an individual to bankruptcy in the first place.

Returning to the job market or seeking to improve your future prospects shouldn’t be more difficult following bankruptcy, but it often is. Here’s what you need to know about getting a job after filing for bankruptcy.

Can I Lose My Job if I File for Bankruptcy?

There’s some good news for anyone considering declaring bankruptcy — doing so won’t affect your current employment in any way.…