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Four Mistakes to Avoid When Managing Your Finances after Bankruptcy

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Avoid These Common Financial Mistakes After Filing for Bankruptcy Managing your finances after bankruptcy can be a challenge, especially if you struggled before you filed. Credit and financial counseling are part of the bankruptcy process, but with everything else going on it can be difficult to remember and apply everything you learn. For many people, […]

Tips for Handling Creditor Harassment

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Creditor Harassment and Bankruptcy Dealing with a significant amount of debt is difficult enough, but when creditors began hounding you for payment the situation can feel as if it has spiraled out of control. Despite the limits placed on debt collectors by law, there are still plenty who harass debtors. In some cases, the actions […]

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 […]

Debt Collector Going Too Far? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Debt collectors are supposed to adhere to a strict set of rules and regulations when it comes to collecting a debt from you. Unfortunately, unless they are held to those standards by consumers, some tend to push the boundaries and try to get away with more than the law allows. Many are able to do […]

What Should You Do If You Receive a Call about Debt Settlement?

Receiving calls from debt collectors can be so terrifying many people avoid even answering their phones if they know it’s from someone attempting to collect a debt. The majority of these calls are demanding payment, but there are times when debt collectors call to offer you something. Is this too good to be true? Debt […]

What is Co-Signer Liability?

Many people with low credit scores who find getting a loan difficult are sometimes able to borrow money if they have a co-signer. Co-signers accept legal liability for a loan, and essentially vouch for the person applying for the loan, agreeing to repay the money if the primary borrower is unable or unwilling to do […]

What You Should Avoid during Foreclosure

Mortgage is a stressful experience. Unfortunately for some, it is unavoidable. Knowing what not to do during this time can make things a bit easier and make the other side of foreclosure a bit brighter. What shouldn’t you do during foreclosure? Assume the Time to Negotiate Has Passed If the foreclosure procedure has not yet […]

If you are carrying a heavy debt load, either with one or multiple creditors, installment payments might be tempting. Many debts that are not in collections are paid through installments. You pay a portion of the debt at a time, usually one time per month, in exchange for paying more overall as interest is applied […]

Predatory Lending: Leading Victims to Bankruptcy

It used to be when a person needed a loan, he or she visited the bank, discussed terms, and either received or did not receive the money, based on the discretion of the banker. When people realized there was money in lending, it became big business. This enabled many who were previously unqualified to get […]

Is Debtor’s Prison Still a Threat in Modern Day America?

There was a time when falling behind on debts and not paying creditors could land a person in jail. Nowadays, debts can still be stressful, but nobody goes to jail because they fail to pay a credit card bill. Or do they…? America has abolished debtors’ prison and creditors now have a limited number of […]

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