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Why Bankruptcy Warnings Might Not Be Valid

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Why Bankruptcy Warnings Might Not Be Valid

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Are Bankruptcy Warnings for Real? Simply Google the term “bankruptcy” and you’ll get a slew of information, much of it from credible sources, admonishing the risks of filing and warning debtors not to take such a drastic option. These warnings might be well-intentioned and might help some people avoid making a mistake, but in many […]

Should You Be Afraid of Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy has a bad reputation. People do all they can to avoid filing and even those who have never considered it assume that anyone associated with bankruptcy is shady or looking to take advantage of the financially insecure. But those who discourage debtors from filing for bankruptcy often have an angle, too. It’s possible to […]

bankruptcy definition

Bankruptcy Terminology One of the most challenging things about filing for bankruptcy is understanding the language associated with it. It’s hard enough dealing with financial stress and having to make such an important decision about your financial future but to have to do so without knowing the vernacular is downright intimidating. Luckily, working with a […]

There are many reasons that people need to file bankruptcy. People file for bankruptcy for a variety of reasons. There is no single cause of bankruptcy, aside from general financial struggles. The path that led to those struggles and to someone ultimately determining that bankruptcy is the best option for them varies from person to […]

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If there’s one thing that’s true about bankruptcy, it’s that there are a lot of misconceptions out there about the process. This usually applies more to Chapter 13 bankruptcy than to Chapter 7 bankruptcy because Chapter 13 tends to be a bit more complex. In general, the difference between Chapter 7 and 13 is explained […]

What Post-Bankruptcy Life REALLY Looks Like

Now what?

Life after Bankruptcy The idea of living without debt is the dream of many. This is especially true for those dealing with financial stress on a daily basis. If you’re spending your days dodging calls from creditors and hoping you’ll be able to scrape together enough money to make a credit card payment this month, […]

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5 Factors that Affect Bankruptcy Filing Bankruptcy can be a scary step, but it’s one that can significantly improve your life. If you’re thinking of filing there are several things you should know before moving forward. Arming yourself with bankruptcy knowledge can help you make the best decision about filing and enable you to manage […]

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Discharge and Non Completion of a Payment Plan When you file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy you’ll be given a payment arrangement. You are responsible for making payments for three to five years and at the end of that time, your remaining debts can be discharged. It’s possible to make changes to your […]

How Do You “Declare Bankruptcy”?

Are you ready?

Declaring Bankruptcy There’s a lot of misinformation regarding bankruptcy. It’s unfortunate because many people who are struggling financially could benefit from filing, but they allow myths and untruths to guide their decision. If you’re faced with debts you are unable to afford and you aren’t sure what to do about the problem, declaring bankruptcy can […]

Spending

Bankruptcy and Spending Bankruptcy can offer many advantages, but it can also mean exposing your financial life to the world. Information that would otherwise be private becomes the business of the trustee and the court. Not only does this mean other people will know about your debt, but it also means they’ll be legally entitled […]

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