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September 10, 2019
The Temptation of Title Pawn Loans

The Temptation of Title Pawn Loans

Transcript: Hello this is bankruptcy attorney, Jeff Kelly, and today is September the 9th 2019 and to this podcast title is, “The Temptation of Title Pawns, Why You Should Resist.” Taking out a title pawn loan is as dangerous to your financial health as meth is to your physical health. There’s a reason that title pawn loans are illegal in 30 states, okay, I want that to sink in. They are illegal in 30 states. Why? Because they’re very, very bad for you. The American Centers for Addiction states that meth is one of the most damaging and addicting drugs that a person can take. Similarly, taking out a title pawn loan for your car is extremely dangerous to your financial health. Compound interest is great when it’s working in your favor. It’s made Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world. Warren Buffett states, “My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest.” Oh yes, it’s great when it works for you, but what happens when it’s working against you? Terrible, terrible things. When you get a title pawn loan, compound interest is working against you in a very, very bad way.  Let’s talk about how these loans work. Let’s say you’ve got a car were $5,000 and then it’s completely paid off. Typically, I’ll see potential clients come in, and they’ll owe around $1,000 on this title pawn loan. Well, if they screw up and they let that ...

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August 27, 2019
How fast can I file bankruptcy?

How fast can I file bankruptcy?

Transcript: Hello, this is bankruptcy attorney Jeff Kelly, and today is August the 27th 2019. Today I’m going to talk about how fast you can file a bankruptcy case. Now, the short answer to this question is that in most cases, we can file a bankruptcy case in about three hours, if the bankruptcy attorney has a prepared client, sitting live in the office in front of them. Now, I’ve been practicing for over 21 years, I’ve got seven offices, five attorneys and about 20 staff members. If there is any law firm on planet Earth, that can move at the speed of light to file a consumer bankruptcy case, it is us. We’ve got the people power, and we’ve got the software to get the job done.  However, the question behind the question is this. Do you really need to file a bankruptcy fast? Is it really an emergency? I’ll be honest with you, I hate filing emergency bankruptcy cases. Let me tell you why. My goal as a bankruptcy attorney is to do a fabulous job for all of my clients, for them to feel very good about what we do, to feel good about the results that we achieve, and then to go out and send all of their friends and family to us and help make my business even stronger. When you file an emergency case, I think you’re more likely to hit bumps. It’s really good to take time to think about these options to ...

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July 01, 2019
Is it a Sin To File Bankruptcy?

Is it a Sin To File Bankruptcy?

Book. Transcript: Hello, this is Jeff Kelly and Today is July 1st, 2019. Today I want to talk about, “is it a sin to file bankruptcy?” We actually got this question from a potential client this past week. I’ve been a bankruptcy attorney for, gosh, over 21 years now. So, do I believe that is a sin to file bankruptcy? Absolutely not. Of course, it’s not. What a lot of people are really shocked to find out is that our entire bankruptcy system was actually inspired by the Bible. If you don’t believe me, go check it out yourself. Deuteronomy chapter 15 talks about this thing called the Jubilee where all the debts got wiped out every seven years.  Now personally, I believe that God did not want Israel to be a nation of economic slaves. So, there is a safety valve here called the Jubilee. Well, this country was founded by people who did read the Bible and I believe they were inspired to create a bankruptcy system. And they believed in it so strongly that it’s actually written into the United States Constitution. It’s been there since the beginning, because these guys did not want to have a nation of economic slaves. And it makes sense. If you’re going to allow people to charge high interest rates, or if we’re going to allow interest to be charged at all. You got to have a ...

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May 10, 2019
Why am I getting so many letters in the mail from bankruptcy attorneys?

Why am I getting so many letters in the mail from bankruptcy attorneys?

Why am I getting so many letters from bankruptcy attorneys? Transcript: Hello, this is Jeff Kelly. It is May the 10th 2019 and today I want to do a quick podcast here on “why am I getting so many advertisement letters from bankruptcy attorneys”.  So, the number one reason that you’re getting so many letters from bankruptcy attorneys is because you’re being sued in your local court. My law firm, and most bankruptcy law firms, do a lot of direct mail marketing. If a creditor sues you in your local court, that’s public record, and we get access to that and we send out letters to let you know that we can help you. And my law firm, we offer a free consultation for anybody wants to come in and go over their income and their budget and see if we can come up with a plan to deal with whatever the situation is. I would encourage anyone who thinks they are about to be garnished to give us a call at 7708818449 to see put a stop to it because you don’t want to ignore the problem. Ignoring the problem is the absolute worst thing you can do.  Here’s what’s going to happen. Usually after you start getting those advertisements pretty soon the sheriff is going to come out. And the sheriff is going to serve you with some papers. And on these court papers it’s going to have the name of the creditor that’s suing you, and maybe somebody that you don’t recognize. But if you if you read closely, you’ll see in there that the creditor that you don’t recognize probably bought the debt from ...

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April 14, 2019
Stop Car Repossession in Georgia

Stop Car Repossession in Georgia

Transcript: Hello, this is Jeff Kelly and today I would like to talk to you about stopping a car repossession in Georgia. Whenever you file a Chapter 13, your creditor is barred from repossessing your car. If you file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, your your car is protected by what’s called the automatic state. Now, just last week, I was meeting with a client who said, Hey, I, you know, I can’t file on my car, because I signed a contract that said that I can’t file bankruptcy on it. Well, here’s the truth about that situation. Number one, you cannot sign away your constitutional rights. So it really doesn’t matter what your contract says. If you file chapter 13, your car is protected. Secondly, whenever you file any type of bankruptcy case, you have to list all of your dads and all of your assets. So you cannot pick and choose which ones you’re going to listen Lift everything. And we again, we do not need the permission of the car company to protect your car. Now, it’s very important that you get a case number before that car is repossessed if you got a bankruptcy case number, and they come and repossess your car anyway, the car company is setting themselves up to get sued. Your bankruptcy attorney can file what’s called an adversary and car ...

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April 14, 2019
Stop The Foreclosure Of Your Home Now!

Stop The Foreclosure Of Your Home Now!

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