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How Do We Deal With the IRS and Our Failed Business?

“Dear Jim, My family owns a small restaurant that’s been struggling for years. We owe the IRS and the state back taxes and have been working with various payment plans but can never get caught up. My dad even took a second job in 2011 to aid in repayment. A lawyer advised him then to … Read more

I Want to Consolidate My Business Debt to Pay Lower Rates

“Dear Michael, We have Business debt – trying to pay off w/low interest rates. Can you recommend a reputable debt consolidation company? One that can, before we sign any documents or close any of our accounts, guarantee us the interest rates they claim they can offer us? We don’t wish to settle, we want to … Read more

If I Personally Guarantee the Loan to Start a Company Am I Responsible for It? – Christina

“Dear Jon, im about to start coorporation. the guy told me i can use my credit and be a personal guarantor. he says if my company goes south, my personal assets(home) would not be affected if i were to file bk on the coorporation? would my personal assets/credit be affected if i filed bk on … Read more

The Business Failed and Five Years Later I’m Getting a Collection Call. – Davedo

“Dear Steve, My parents started a business in 1998 in PA. I worked for the S- corp for 12 years as president. The firm went of business due to failures over time in managing revenue and costs….I could blame the economy but that’s a cop out. I used easy credit through credit cards to pay … Read more

I Have My Own Business But Have Debt at Work and Home I Can’t Handle Anymore. – Bill

“Dear Michael, Two lines of debt, but both carried on personal line of credit. 1st is personal expense’s (unsecured about $60k), the other is business debt (self employeed unsecured, about $30k). Interest rates are high and dragging the pay off. The pass 48months, have paid $128,000.00 in CC payments, to knock down $27,000.00 on balance … Read more

Is Your Business or Life A Debt Trap? Or Is Your Optimism Keeping You Poor?

The following guest post was contributed by by Neal Frankle, Certified Financial Planner in Los Angeles. He blogs at WealthPilgrim.com If you would like to contribute a guest post, click here. Ed, a friend of mine just lost his house and his business. It happened because he was too optimistic. And as you’ll see, even … Read more

We Closed Our ATV Business and Owe Back Taxes. – Wanda

We closed our business due to sickness and now we’re deep in debt My husband owned an ATV dealership for 17 years. It was an S Corporation. We put 2 kids thru college, we’re now in our 50’s. After 911 – business declined, but he struggled anyway and kept it open. I knew he had … Read more

Our Attorney Has Worked Out a Stipulated Judgment But Should We File Bankruptcy? – Stephie

“Dear Steve, My husband and I have a construction company. We did work for developers who did not pay. We signed personal guarantee with a vendor. Our attorney is working out a stipulated judgment with the vendor b/c we really have no defense on this open account, as we did use the concrete and we … Read more

Pam Owns Her Own Business And Wants To Reduce Her Business Debt

“Dear Steve, I am a self-employed home owner with $85,000 in business debt and $130,000 in home debt. We have about $30,000 in equity on our home. We make +/- 100,000 per year. Half of that goes toward the business and the other half we live on. Should we sell our house and rent? We … Read more

I Have Over a Million Dollars of Credit Card Debt. Help! – Raj

“Dear Steve, I have following debts on me which was generated over last 4 years: 1 Credit Cards 1,100,000 2 Business Banks Loans 755,000 3 Personal Bank Loans 246,000 4 Personal Loans on almost 3% interest 794,000 5 Car Loans 105,000 Total :- 3,000,000 So far I managed to survive and paid thru the profits … Read more