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How Bankruptcy Affects a Second Mortgage

There are many homeowners who have a second mortgage on their homes. In many of these cases, these mortgages were not taken because a person was facing financial challenges. For instance, some use a second mortgage to pay for home renovations. Second mortgages can be used to help someone through a difficult financial time, but they are also an investment tool that allows you to borrow against the equity in your home.

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How Your Attitude Affects Your Odds of Filing for Bankruptcy

If you have filed for bankruptcy in the past or you are concerned your current lifestyle is leading you toward financial ruin, you probably feel a lot of stress when it comes to your finances. The good news is it’s possible to take control of your financial life and stop the landslide that often seems to occur in the weeks and months leading up to bankruptcy.

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Think You are Immune to Bankruptcy? Think Again!

There are plenty of people in the world who believe they are immune to bankruptcy. Their financial lives are in order and they have no reason to believe there could ever be a problem. Perhaps you count yourself among these people – in control of your finances and capable of planning for uncertainty in your future.

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What is the Marital Adjustment Deduction in Bankruptcy?

Marriage joins two people together emotionally, legally, and in many cases, financially. Unfortunately, if you are married to someone struggling financially or you are the one facing financial problems, it might be better to keep some aspects of your finances separate. This can be especially beneficial during bankruptcy.

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Filing for Chapter 7? This To-Do List Can Help!

As you’ve probably already learned, there are different types of bankruptcy. Your personal financial situation will dictate which is best for you, but in many cases, individuals who opt for bankruptcy file for Chapter 7. This type of bankruptcy allows them to discharge all or a portion of their debt, depending on the type they’ve accumulated, and get a clean, fresh start financially speaking.

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Your After-Bankruptcy To-Do List

Chances are if you are thinking about bankruptcy or you have already filed, you are feeling disorganized and perhaps a bit frazzled. Even under the best circumstances, financial challenges can leave you overwhelmed and if chaos was part of what led you to bankruptcy, now is when you’ll need to take control of your situation and get organized.

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Job Hunting? How Bankruptcy Can Help

If you’ve been searching for a job, while also worrying about financial issues, you are not alone. Whether a job loss triggered your financial woes or just added to them, things might seem bleak if your struggles just continue to worsen. And if things are dire enough to consider bankruptcy, you are likely wondering how filing could affect your chances of being hired.

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Life After Bankruptcy: Five Lifestyle Changes You’ll Need to Make

article from CNN

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Avoiding Bankruptcy as a Millennial

The generation of people born from approximately 1980 to 2000 are in the process of graduating from high school, entering college, and moving into the job market. The “millennial” generation have grown up and are ready to face the typical challenges of young adulthood that lay ahead. Unfortunately for many, financial burdens are already extreme by the time they graduate from college and even with a decent job, they might be unable to meet their financial obligations.

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Private Student Loans – What You Should Know if a Private Loan is Part of Your Bankruptcy

Student loans are often granted by the government, but it is possible to borrow money to pay for college tuition from private lending institutions. If you are considering loans to help offset the cost of education, it’s important for you to understand the pros and cons of student loans. They can be useful, but they can also create a number of financial problems.

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Financial Tips to Help You Avoid or Recover from Bankruptcy

If 2016 was a less than a stable, much less extraordinary financial year for you, here are a few things you can do in 2017 to avoid making your situation worse.

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I’m Disabled – Can I Discharge My Student Loan?

Student loan debt is one of the most common reasons people struggle financially. Whether they took on more debt than they could ever pay off based on their projected earnings or they are struggling to find employment after graduating when student loan debt comes due, many people are unable to meet their monthly payment obligations. And despite bankruptcy being a tool that can help someone out of financial straits, in most circumstances, it will not help with student loan debt.

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How to Tell When Your Student Loan is Sinking You Financially

Filing for bankruptcy is an excellent way to get back on track financially. It can wipe out some existing debts and allow you to get a fresh start. For some, bankruptcy is their only option and serves as the jumping off point to a brighter, more manageable financial future.

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What are Illegal Asset Transfers?

If you are considering bankruptcy or you have any concerns at all about your financial situation, it’s important to be aware of the legal and illegal things you are permitted to do. Far too many people look for an easy way out, and in some cases, their actions break the law. Even if they do not intend to do anything wrong and they are otherwise law-abiding citizens, their financial desperation puts them in a spot where they are willing to do just about anything – even illegal things – to solve their problems.

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How Bankruptcy Education Courses are an Important Part of the Process

Anyone who has filed for bankruptcy or researched whether or not bankruptcy is an option for them knows education courses are a requirement for filers. In order to have your bankruptcy filing approved by the court, pre- and post-filing classes are a requirement.

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Can Bankruptcy Help Your Credit Score? Maybe!

The average person assumes filing for bankruptcy will damage his or her credit score, and while there is some truth to this, but what many fail to consider is those considering bankruptcy likely don’t have a great outlook to begin with. It’s possible to fix this and filing for bankruptcy might actually be your fastest path to improved credit.

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What You Need to Know about Your Vantage Score Post-Bankruptcy

One of the primary reasons people choose to file for bankruptcy is because it can help improve their credit. It takes time, but resolving your financial issues through bankruptcy and keeping on track after your bankruptcy is complete can have a major impact on your credit score. For some, bankruptcy is the only hope for rebuilding credit and ever being considered a worthy credit risk in the future.

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What You Need to Know about a Bankruptcy Trustee

Filing for bankruptcy requires giving up a great deal of control over your finances. However, if you are struggling enough to consider bankruptcy, chances are you don’t feel all that much in control as it is. Bankruptcy just means another person will take over the management of your money, at least on a temporary basis. This person is known as the bankruptcy trustee.

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What to Expect at Your Meeting of Creditors

Anyone filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is required to attend a 341 Meeting or meeting of creditors. It takes place about three to four weeks after you file and it is mandatory. It is also one of the most intimidating aspects of filing for bankruptcy and the event that filers dread most. Understanding what will occur at the meeting of creditors and having your attorney with you during the meeting can help to put your mind at ease.

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Preparing for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can be an intimidating process and like many things that are intimidating, it helps to feel prepared. The more you know in advance, and the actions you take to prepare for what will occur during bankruptcy, can help things go smoothly and allow you to relax and focus on what needs to be done.

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