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All Articles by Michelle Gershfeld

Michelle Gershfeld

About Michelle Gershfeld

I’m a debt settlement and bankruptcy attorney who negotiates resolutions between clients and their creditors. I am also a real estate attorney involved in both sides of purchasing and selling distressed real property. I am passionate about teaching people about money and helping individuals of all ages achieve financial independence and success in a "no shame, no blame" environment.

A silver stethoscope and ledger, representing medical debt and other overwhelming financial matters

Money Basics Series – Part 4: Medical Debt and Overwhelming Financial Matters

Some debt is beyond our control, such as medical debt. Protect your assets when you owe more than you have, and negotiate your debt without shame.

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This shopaholic could benefit from lessons in debt management and credit card spending

Money Basics Series – Part 3: Debt Management and Credit Card Spending

Debt management starts with tracking and reducing credit card debt. Form better spending habits with these tips and tricks.

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woman writes in notebook, inventing a new system of budgeting for her personal finances

Money Basics Series – Part 2: A Painless System of Budgeting

Personal Finance Fundamentals Every Adult Should Know Now that you’ve checked your credit score and chosen your bank, you can better identify areas where you need to improve your finances, as well as your avenues for saving and depositing money. Next you need a system of budgeting. It’s time for the next crucial financial planning steps: […]

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A young girl walking along a road, symbolizing first steps to financial responsibility, like how to read a credit report

Money Basics Series – Part 1: How to Read Your Credit Report and Choose Bank Services

The first step to financial planning is knowing where you stand with money. Get tips on choosing bank services, and learn how to read your credit report.

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Thanksgiving buffets taste better with budget-friendly meals

Budget-Friendly Meals for the Holidays: Take the $100 Challenge

Your holiday meal is costing too much, but it is possible to create budget-friendly meals at just $100… if you can accept the challenge.

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A Few Minutes With … Michelle Gershfeld

Michelle Gershfeld has spent nearly 30 years as a lawyer, specializing in bankruptcy law. She began her career in 1989 at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, LLP, and later joined David Kittay’s law firm, first in Manhattan and then in Westchester County, and found her niche specializing in bankruptcy law.

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