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Should I Use My Retirement Savings to Avoid Bankruptcy?

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Should I Use My Retirement Savings to Avoid Bankruptcy?

Retirement Savings

Financial problems can occur at any age. For those who are older and facing financial challenges as they near retirement, the idea of using retirement savings to avoid bankruptcy is likely not something you’d consider. However, if you’re middle-aged or younger when financial disaster strikes, the money you’ve set aside for retirement could pose a […]

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Bankruptcy Mistakes There are those who are pushed into bankruptcy because of a medical emergency or the unexpected loss of a job. But there is also a fair share of bankruptcy cases that start with a little too much spending, a few too many maxed credit cards, and a little too little saving. Despite all […]

Bankruptcy

The difference between bankruptcy dismissal and bankruptcy discharge For many, bankruptcy is unfamiliar territory and there are a lot of things that are new. For instance, filing for bankruptcy typically results in learning a lot of new terms. Understanding these terms and knowing the difference between ones that seem similar can be frustrating, especially if […]

Filing for Bankruptcy When You Have a Reverse Mortgage

Filing for Bankruptcy with a Reverse Mortgage More and more people, especially those who are nearing or have entered retirement, are using reverse mortgages to help them make ends meet. Unfortunately, even with a reverse mortgage, you can run into financial difficulties. If your financial situation is drastic enough to warrant bankruptcy, how will filing […]

Social Security

How Bankruptcy and Social Security Are Related Bankruptcy is one of the best tools available for managing significant debt and easing financial worries, but it isn’t something you should take lightly. Filing for bankruptcy can affect many areas of your life in good and bad ways, so it’s important to consider its effects before taking […]

Preventing Foreclosure Out-of-control debt can cause a number of problems in your life, but few are as intimidating as the threat of foreclosure. The idea of the bank taking your home from you is what drives many people to finally file for bankruptcy. Though bankruptcy is one of the most powerful tools you have for […]

Credit Cards

Credit Cards and Bankruptcy One of the most common questions bankruptcy attorneys hear from clients is whether or not they can keep any of their credit cards when they file. It’s not a surprising question. After years of relying on credit cards as a security net or for the occasional splurge, the idea of giving […]

How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Possessions?

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Bankruptcy and Possessions Filing for bankruptcy can improve your financial situation, but it also has a major impact on many aspects of your life. One of the biggest concerns of those considering bankruptcy is how filing will affect their possessions. Does bankruptcy mean losing all of your possessions or having to sell everything you own […]

Sell car

Can a car be sold before filing for bankruptcy? Plenty of car owners face financial struggles and consider bankruptcy. It’s one of the most common assets bankruptcy discussed during bankruptcy and can garner a significant resale value. It’s one of the first things a bankruptcy trustee will look at when evaluating your estate in Chapter […]

How Bankruptcy Affects a 401K Loan

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Bankruptcy affects all aspects of your life, including the money you’ve saved over the years. This is especially true if you’ve used any retirement savings, including a loan from a 401(k) plan, to help you avoid filing for bankruptcy. Sometimes, the last-ditch attempts you make to avoid filing don’t work out and you’re left dealing […]

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