Consumer Protection, Crime & Lawsuits, Money

Can you go to jail for being in debt?


Once upon a time, if you couldn’t pay a debt, you would find yourself passing the days in a debtors’ prison—or even auctioned off to a life of indentured servitude. A lot of men and women of renown found themselves serving time in jail for failing to pay debt, including several heroes of the American Revolution. This was one of the factors leading to the abolition of debtors’ prisons in the United States by the 1830s. But in recent years, there has been a resurgence in jail sentences involving everything from unpaid traffic tickets to child support and credit card debt. Should you be worried?

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Business, Consumer Protection, Money, News, Technology

Uber and the future of employment


On Tuesday, ride-sharing behemoth Uber filed an appeal against the certification of a class-action lawsuit that represents a direct shot across the bow at the company’s business model. The final outcome could have far-reaching impact on employment law in the United States.

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Business, Government & Politics, Healthcare, Money, Rights

Sick people at work: A national epidemic

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Everyone gets sick now and again. But not everybody gets to be sick without having to come into work, potentially making themselves sicker and spreading contagion to unsuspecting co-workers.

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Celebrity, Money

7 outrageously wealthy preachers

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Whether you think it’s right or wrong for a man or woman of the cloth to live lavishly, it’s always fun to check out the lifestyles of the rich and famous.

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Business, Money, Tips & How-To

Bootstrapped: Show me the money


“I needed some basic direction on how to finance my small business, so I decided to try Avvo Advisor for the second time.”

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Crime & Lawsuits, Lisa Bloom, Money, News

Collateral consequences: Two words that give the rich, and only the rich, a pass for their crimes


5 banks are guilty of a stunning array of crimes. Unlike average Americans, they’ll face no punishments for their crimes, beyond a fine.

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Business, Money, Rights, Safety, Tips & How-To

Ask Avvo: Should I file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit?


Avvo attorneys answer your legal questions. This week: If you’re hurt on the job, which is better for you — workers’ compensation or a personal injury lawsuit?

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Business, Money, Tips & How-To

Bootstrapped: Viva Las Vegas


Small business owner Kristi G needs quick legal advice about buying a patent. $39 Avvo Advisor has her on the phone with a lawyer in 2 mins.

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Avvo, Business, Money, Tips & How-To

Bootstrapped: Meet Kristi G


Kristi Gorinas is a mother of five and founder of the Kristi G Company. Follow along as she chronicles her small business journey with Avvo.

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Avvo, Business, Money, Tips & How-To

Bootstrapped: Small business chronicles


Meet Kristi Gorinas, mother of five from Lawrenceville, GA who is the founder and CEO of the Kristi G Company.

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