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Finding The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

he theme of this article is that you do have control over your debt; it’s just a matter of taking action. There is no hole too big or too difficult to dig out from underneath. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you take that first step: Don’t be afraid. I cannot tell you how many clients come into my office with unopened envelopes of credit card bills and mortgage statements. It’s a coping mechanism. If I don’t open the mail, then it is not a concern...it’s not real. Don’t be afraid of your position. It is what it is – it’s about how we are going to fix it that matters. Acknowledging the problem is an important first step. Communicate. Being in debt can be a very lonely feeling. We all want to pay our bills. It is a matter of pride. In fact, many of the people I help are current on their present obligations and have outstanding credit, but are overwhelmed with the amount in which they owe. Many of my clients feel isolated from their friends and family – even their spouse – because of trying to “keep up” an image or lifestyle that is simply no longer sustainable. Communicate with those who

matter and seek help. I can assure you, that you are not alone. Be proactive. There are solutions to any and all debt related problems. Every situation is unique and requires a different analysis based upon the specific circumstances pertaining to one’s assets and liabilities. No two cases are alike. The important thing to remember is that, unless you are proactive, nothing will change. I treat every consultation as an information session. It’s an opportunity for you to receive the information you need about bankruptcy and other debt solution options, and it is an opportunity for me to set a strategic course for helping a client find relief. I hope this article proved helpful in not giving up hope and trying to move forward. Like with this dream of Spring passing, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, Contact : Daniel Straffi Jr. at 670 Commons Way Toms River, NJ, CALL: 732-341-3800

Daniel Straffi, Jr., Esq. VISIT: www.straffilaw.com. Protect Yourself Against Foreclosures, Judgments, & Harassing Creditors

We are a debt relief agency that helps people file for relief under the bankruptcy code.

Recipe Caponata~Compliments of Chef Steph 3/4 cup olive oil 1 large eggplant (about 2 lbs) cut into bite size pieces 6 medium zucchini (about 2 lbs) cut into bit size pieces 1/2lb mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 1/2 cups onion, chopped 1 cup celery, sliced

1 garlic clove minced 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup capers, drained 2 T sugar 3 large tomatoes, cut into bite size chunks 4 1/2 oz pimento stuffed olives, drain & cut in half

In a large saucepan over high heat, cook eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, celery and garlic in the oil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the vinegar, capers, sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are fork tender. Stir in tomatoes and olives and bring to a boil over high heat. Spoon mixture into a bowl, cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or until well chilled. Recipe by: Cutting Board Creations

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