All posts by Steven Miner

Student Loans & College Financial Aid Planning For Parents

The purpose of this blog is to discuss the options for parents seeking financial aid for their students.   FAFSA stands for the Free Federal Student Aid Forms.  Every parent seeking financial aid for their college student is required to fill [...Read More]

Those Hangover Blues

Yes, I caught your attention, but I wasn’t talking about hangovers related to holiday partying.  Rather, I am talking about hangovers caused by holiday overspending. This is a good time of year to assess your financial situation.  Do you have [...Read More]

So You Want to Start Your Own Business?

I am continually impressed with the level of entrepreneurship in our country.  Lately, the “hot” new local business is craft breweries, but there are many exciting business opportunities. Very often the inspiration for a new business comes from the lack [...Read More]

Answers to Your Frequently Asked Bankruptcy Questions

Q: Will I lose my house? A: Generally speaking, no.  Most bankruptcies involve the use of substantial exemptions provided by State and Federal law, so it is unlikely that you will lose your house, unless you do so voluntarily.  For [...Read More]

Bankruptcy and The Elderly – Again

Since my last blog on Bankruptcy and the Elderly in 2014, the problem has actually become worse. Recently, the New York Times had an article entitled “Too Little Too Late:  Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans.”   See New York Times, August [...Read More]

THOUGHTS ON 242

As many of you know, July 4th is Independence Day, and this is the 242nd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. One of the many reasons that I am proud to be a lawyer is that most [...Read More]

The Perils of “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) Bankruptcy

Continuing the theme of the perils of “Do-It-Yourself” legal documents, my subject for today is the risks associated with a “Do-It-Yourself” bankruptcy filing. While many bankruptcy filers have financial issues and regard legal fees as an obstacle to bankruptcy, this [...Read More]

National Beer Day

In honor of National Beer Day (April 7th), I am taking this opportunity to draft a blog on a non-legal subject. Beer is one of my passions. One that is shared by many Americans, and indeed, many people around the world. I [...Read More]

Home Occupations

In this fast-paced world of changing jobs and work situations, have you ever considered being your own boss?  If you have the entrepreneurial spirit and would like to work for yourself, you may be the type of person that would [...Read More]

Bankruptcy & Retirement Assets

Are my retirement assets protected in bankruptcy? As many of our firm’s regular readers know, we have a continuing blog series on commonly asked questions in bankruptcy.  Now that we are beginning a new year, many of you may be [...Read More]