Gene Melchionne Interviews Gerri Detweiler on Podcast

IF you aren’t listening to the Money Go Roundtable Podcast, you should. Recently, Gene Melchionne interviewed Gerri Detweiler of Talk Credit Radio and Credit.com about credit reports. IF you want to know about credit reporting, credit scores and what it all means, take a listen to this podcast episode.

Law School Grads Looking At Bankruptcy

This week, the Connecticut Law Tribune published an article on student loans, law schools and the current economy. It is no mystery that recent graduates from colleges are having a hard time finding a job. Compound that with the expense of attending graduate school for an advanced degree and then pile the time and money spent on something like law school. It is no small wonder that law school graduates are both having a hard time finding a job AND paying their student loans. The result? Yound lawyers looking at filing bankruptcy.

The author of the article turned to well-known
Student Loan Lawyer, Josh Cohen, and Attorney Melchionne for an insight on both the scope of the problem and the remedy. The sad end to this story is the same for most young people struggling with student loans; there is no escape in bankruptcy for any student loan. For more, see the story here.

Attorney Melchionne Quizzed On Increase In Completed Foreclosures

Remember all those foreclosures filed in November and December 2013? Well they have completed now and banks have repossessed houses in Connecticut in record numbers last month. The statistics kept by RealtyTrac showed that Connecticut suffered a 44% increase in homes Read the newspaper article where Gene Melchionne was quizzed on the reason for the increase here.

Attorney Melchionne Speaks at NACBA NYC

Gene Melchionne gave several presentations at the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Convention in New York City recently. Topics included gathering documents and data from clients to prepare a basic Bankruptcy petition, Going Paperless and using technology in the Law Office. However, the best presentation was the Law Office Makeover for a member of the Board of Directors of NACBA featuring a 15 year old who masterminded the restructuring of law office from the old time paper and pencil to computers, they internet, and the latest in telephone technology.

Attorney Melchionne to speak to Minnesota Bankruptcy Bar

Technology is a big part of what I do. Any use of technology that makes me more efficient gives me more power to help my clients. Now I get a chance to pass that information along to others who do similar work in Minnesota.

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Attorney Melchionne Goes to Washington

This week, Gene Melchionne met with Connecticut’s Federal representatives in Washington DC. There are bills pending in Congress; Senate Bill 114 and House Bill 532 that propose to return the Bankruptcy Code to the reasonable state that it had prior to 2005. It would allow the discharge of non-federally guaranteed student loans. With over 1 Trillion Dollars outstanding in student loans and over 11% in default, this would make a small step to allow burdened students to become productive members of the economy. Listen to the Podcast on the subject.