Richard Alderman's archive

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Q. A credit card company is suing me. If it wins, what can it do? Can it take the money I have in the bank or my IRA? Can it put a lien on my house? I am worried about what will happen next.

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Q. I just inherited some money from my father’s estate. I was wondering how much I should put aside to pay my inheritance tax.

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Q. I own two cars. One of them is parked in the lot in front of my apartment. Because I don’t use it very often, I have not yet renewed my license plates. Yesterday, my landlord had my car towed, and it cost me $350 to get it back. Is this legal?

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Q. Does a store have the right to limit who may park in its lot? Isn’t this public property? Can I be towed for parking in the lot of one store and shopping somewhere else?

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