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Getting a Job or Finding a Job After Bankruptcy

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A common conern I hear from time-to-time is if someone goes bankrupt will they be able to find a job or get a job. The answer will surprise you. According to Christine Saah Nazer, of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, “The use of credit histories in employment can have a disparate impact on a range of people, including people ... Read More »

Credit Reports, Credit History, and Credit Scores in Hiring and Job Performance. Is It Even Fair?

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You hear all the time how credit history can impact your ability to get a job. In the debt relief world debt settlement and credit counseling companies claim bankruptcy prevents people from getting jobs and that’s why people need to use their services instead. But what is reality and what is the negative impact of alternative interventions like debt settlement ... Read More »

Federal Government Job Scam Halted

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has halted a countrywide scheme that falsely promised consumers help to get federal government jobs through exclusive listings. According to the FTC, Frontier Publishing, doing business as American Data Group, targeted and charged consumers for information pertaining to federal government jobs (jobs that the federal government provides for free) but did not give them enough ... Read More »

Use of Credit History in Hiring is Another Form of Unfair Discrimination

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From the title alone some readers might have a visceral response that this article is going to be another liberal rant about the need for bigger government and more regulation. It’s not, so keep reading. There is no understanding of how many employers use credit histories in their hiring process. Consumers are afraid of the background check and employers are ... Read More »

How to Survive a Job Loss

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If you’ve ever lost a job, you know how devastating it can be. It doesn’t really matter how you lost it — a company reorganization, merger, forced retirement or simply being fired — the results are the same. It probably feels like everything you’ve worked for is gone, including your income. And because losing a job is often unexpected, you’re ... Read More »

Will I Be Able to Get a Job After Bankruptcy? – Erin

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Erin “Dear Steve, My husband has been out of work for over a year, and my current job does not pay well. So far, we’ve been able to keep up minimum payments on all our bills, but we have student loans and medical bills coming due that we are currently not able to pay. We are considering bankruptcy, but are ... Read More »

We’ve Been Downsized Into a Financial Disaster. – Annie

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Annie “Dear Steve, My husband ran an in-house print shop until four years ago. The company decided to out-source and he lost his job, but was offered another position in the company (in their residential construction department – can you see the writing on the wall?) but took a 20% pay cut. We made $120,000 before this cut. At that ... Read More »

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