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Is Credit Card Debt Driving You to Bankruptcy?

Credit card debt is one of the primary reasons people file for bankruptcy. The majority of Americans have some type of credit card debt and in some cases, those debts spin out of control and put a person in financial danger. It can be tough to recognize when you have a “normal” amount of debt […]

Are You Hiding Credit Card Debt from Your Spouse?

Credit card debt is common in American marriages, and also fairly common is one spouse hiding credit card debt from the other. When one person’s spending habits are drastically different than that of the other, or spending is related to behavior a person wants to hide from his or her spouse, such as an affair […]

More credit card debt info is being put on credit reports

Florida consumers may be surprised to learn that in the last year, the three credit bureaus have starting adding payment histories to credit reports. They are doing so in an effort to give lenders a better picture of a consumer’s credit card debt. For now, this information is not affecting a person’s credit score, but […]

When it comes to Florida credit card debt, is younger better?

A lot of the young people nationwide and in Florida that were teenagers when the housing market and economy collapsed may now be either in college or graduating from college. Research shows that these young people may be better at dealing with credit card debt than their parents. There are different schools of thought as […]

Many in Florida fear they will never be free of credit card debt

There have been many news stories of late indicating that the economy is beginning to recover, but not everyone is feeling it. Many people are still struggling to pay off the credit card debt they incurred during the recession. When jobs were scarce or medical bills were piling up, many in Florida turned to their […]

Florida credit card debt has increased slightly

For the first time in nearly five years, consumers seem to be spending more. The amount of credit card debt being accumulated by consumer around the country and in Florida has risen by an estimated 0.6 percent. This may not seem like much, but it could have implications as to the state of the economy. […]

Credit cards can help in a crisis but create another

Many people in Florida open their wallets and find several credit cards. Some use credit cards to make everyday purchases and pay off their balances each billing cycle. This can greatly increase a person’s credit score. Most individuals are able to use their credit cards wisely and take advantage of the many benefits of having […]

Bankruptcy to resolve credit card debt after Florida divorce

Florida residents currently experiencing the difficult process of divorce can find themselves questioning how the dissolution of their marriage will affect their individual financial future. Couples who have overwhelming credit card debt while married, may find themselves dealing with the debt they accumulated as a couple on their own after the divorce is finalized. Fortunately, […]

Florida credit card debt increases; Are interest rates next?

As most residents of Florida probably already know, there are signs everywhere that our nation is recovering from the recession. The housing market is improving and consumer confidence is rising. Yet this economic recovery also means an increase in credit card debt. Right now, consumers are better at paying their credit card bills on time, […]

Credit card debt becoming a norm in college years

Credit card debt is becoming a serious problem for college students. A south Florida university has recognized this growing problem and has taken steps to help its students avoid unnecessary debt. Student loan debt andcredit card debthave become the norm in covering the cost of college expenses for many students. Students use credit cards for […]

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Tampa Bankruptcy Law Blog

Managing Credit Card Debt: What Can Help You Get Things under Control

Managing Credit Card Debt: What Can Help You Get Things under Control

If you feel as if you are drowning in credit card debt and you aren’t sure where to find relief,...
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My College Closed: Do I Need to Repay My Student Loans?

Though it might not happen to the world’s most famous universities, there are some colleges that go out of business....
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Bankruptcy Overwhelm: Why Organizing Your Paperwork is So Important

Bankruptcy Overwhelm: Why Organizing Your Paperwork is So Important

Paperwork and Filing for Bankruptcy in Florida Filing for bankruptcy sounds simple enough, but it’s actually a complicated legal proceeding...
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Bankruptcy Filers are at Risk for Scams: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself Post-Filing

Bankruptcy Filers are at Risk for Scams: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself Post-Filing

It’s a sad fact that no matter who you are or what your struggles in life include, there are people...
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Five Tips to Help You with Bankruptcy Credit Counseling

Five Tips to Help You with Bankruptcy Credit Counseling

Bankruptcy Post Filing Education and Counseling Requirements If you’ve begun the bankruptcy process you already know about the education requirements....
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Is a Business Loan Possible If I File for Bankruptcy?

Is a Business Loan Possible If I File for Bankruptcy?

Filing for Bankruptcy Filing for bankruptcy might make it seem as if your world has stopped, but the truth is...
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What Should I Do to Prepare for My 341 Meeting of Creditors?

What Should I Do to Prepare for My 341 Meeting of Creditors?

The 341 Meeting of Creditors can be one of the most intimidating aspects of filing for bankruptcy but it doesn’t...
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What Happens If I Die Mid-Bankruptcy?

What Happens If I Die Mid-Bankruptcy?

Life is unpredictable and so is death. Very few people are able to predict when they will die and in...
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What Do I Need to Know about Property Seizure?

What Do I Need to Know about Property Seizure?

One of the scariest things that can happen when you’re dealing with out-of-control debt is property seizure. Creditors might legally...
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I’m Self Employed – Can I File for Bankruptcy?

I’m Self Employed – Can I File for Bankruptcy?

When it comes to being self-employed, sometimes it seems the odds are stacked against you. Taxes, insurance, other expenses… the...
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