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Don’t Repay Your Debts!

If you’re struggling financially, chances are you know how important it is to pay your bills even if you’ve been unable to do so. The truth is paying your bills should be a priority, but there comes a time when paying your debts could work against you. How is that? If your financial situation is […]

What to Know about DIY Bankruptcy Filing

Filing for bankruptcy is a complicated process, but the court does allow individuals to file on their own without an attorney. This is called pro se filing and is not recommended, even under the simplest of circumstances. Sometimes, though, people choose to file without professional support to avoid attorneys’ fees (they still need to pay […]

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 […]

What is a Bankruptcy Auction?

What is a Bankruptcy Auction? You hear about them all the time – auctions that allow people to bid on items like homes, cars, and other valuables, and get them at rock bottom prices after they are seized from their original owners. Bankruptcy auctions are a great way to get a bargain, but they can […]

Millions of Americans are living beyond their means, but many have no idea their financial situation is as bleak as it is. For some, things will turn around before they reach the crisis point. Perhaps they are saddled with student loan payments or they are in the midst of a job change. Unfortunately for some, […]

What are Bankruptcy Schedules?

Bankruptcy schedules are the documents submitted to the court that include all relevant personal and financial information of the person filing. They are included in the bankruptcy petition and must be completed properly to ensure the case is not dismissed. Each schedule (A-J) includes a variety of information pertinent to the bankruptcy case and includes: […]

Three Things You Need to Know about Bankruptcy Courts

Bankruptcy cases are reviewed in bankruptcy court. These courts are part of the federal district court system and were established in 1979. An understanding of these courts and how they work can help you feel more confident about your bankruptcy case and prepare you for what is to come in the days, weeks, and months […]

Five Ways to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Fees

Bankruptcy is a path taken by many people experiencing financial struggles. It is an effective way to get things back on track and take control of your financial future. Unfortunately, the bankruptcy process is not free. How does someone already facing financial struggles find a way to pay for the bankruptcy process that can get […]

What Should You Consider before Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a popular choice for people who are struggling financially and looking for a way to get a fresh start. Filing is one of the best tools available for resolving serious financial strife. Despite its benefits, Chapter 7 is not the appropriate choice for everyone. Bankruptcy has both immediate and long-term consequences, […]

Is it Possible to File for Bankruptcy More than Once?

For most people, bankruptcy is a once in a lifetime experience. They use it as a tool to repair their financial standing and ensure they have the same opportunities in the future as someone who never faced financial hardship. For some though, bankruptcy is not enough to change their approach to money. And in some […]

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Common Misunderstandings about Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Common Misunderstandings about Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

If there’s one thing that’s true about bankruptcy, it’s that there are a lot of misconceptions out there about the...
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What Post-Bankruptcy Life REALLY Looks Like

What Post-Bankruptcy Life REALLY Looks Like

Life after Bankruptcy The idea of living without debt is the dream of many. This is especially true for those...
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Five Things You Should Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy

Five Things You Should Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy

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Getting a Chapter 13 Discharge without Completing Your Payment Plan: What You Need to Know

Getting a Chapter 13 Discharge without Completing Your Payment Plan: What You Need to Know

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Discharge and Non Completion of a Payment Plan When you file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy you’ll be...
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How Do You “Declare Bankruptcy”?

How Do You “Declare Bankruptcy”?

Declaring Bankruptcy There’s a lot of misinformation regarding bankruptcy. It’s unfortunate because many people who are struggling financially could benefit...
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What Does a Float Do in Bankruptcy?

What Does a Float Do in Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy Float There are numerous terms related to bankruptcy that are new to those who file and might seem confusing...
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Why Filing for Bankruptcy Can Be a Smart Decision

Bankruptcy can be a smart decision Everyone wants to be smart, right? They want to make the best choices and...
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Will My Spending Be Monitored If I File for Bankruptcy?

Will My Spending Be Monitored If I File for Bankruptcy?

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Buying a Home after Bankruptcy

Getting a Mortgage After Bankruptcy Many people assume buying a home after filing for bankruptcy is impossible. As a matter...
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Bankruptcy Red Flags: How to Avoid Suspicion of Fraud When You File

Bankruptcy Fraud Red Flags Filing for bankruptcy is a complicated process. It’s possible to file on your own, but it...
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