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Top Five Reasons People File for Bankruptcy

There are many reasons why people choose to file for bankruptcy, but most fall into one of a few categories. If you are considering filing, it can be comforting to know that others have been in your shoes. If you face any of the following situations and feel backed into a corner financially, you are not alone. Bankruptcy has helped many people with similar circumstances to your own move forward and...
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Feeling Embarrassed about Your Bankruptcy? Filing Means Joining the Ranks of these Famous People!

Many people feel embarrassed or ashamed when they file for bankruptcy. Despite it being a tool to help you get back on track financially, society has attached a negative stigma to bankruptcy that prevents many people from taking action. It’s a shame, too, because not only is bankruptcy useful for helping you get control of your financial life, filing also puts you in the company of some elite individuals. Many consider...
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Four Signs Your Current Situation is Predicting Future Bankruptcy

There are plenty of people out there struggling to make ends meet financially. In many cases, they are living paycheck to paycheck or lacking the savings needed for an emergency or unexpected expense. Something as drastic as filing for bankruptcy might seem a ways away, but if their current situation continues, bankruptcy could one day be a reality. The good news is a simple assessment can help you get a handle...
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Overwhelmed by Student Loan Debt? Tips for Getting Things under Control

Securing a student loan might seem like a great idea to help you pay for college, but many graduates soon realize what seemed smart four or so years ago now leaves them strapped with a significant financial burden. If you feel as if your student loan debt is out of control and you are frightened you will never be able to pay off the amount, you are not alone. Hundreds of...
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What Does It Mean If a Creditor Gets a Judgment Against Me?

If you have not paid a debt it is possible the creditor will file a claim in court and obtain a judgment against you. What does this mean? A judgment is the result of a lawsuit. If a claim is filed against you regarding a debt and you do not file an answer within a certain period of time, a default judgment can be issued. If you do respond to the...
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Is Defaulting on a Student Loan the Latest Trend?

There are millions of people out there that have student loans and many are in the process of repaying these loans – a process that can take decades. And there are also those that are choosing to or not able to pay. The problem with debtors defaulting on student loans has become so widespread, lawmakers have even floated ideas concerning debt forgiveness. According to this information from the Federal Education Department default...
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What Do I Need to Know about Wage Garnishment?

If you are in debt and unable to make payments to your creditors, wage garnishment is a tool that can be used against you. Money is taken directly from your paycheck (wages) and given directly to the creditors without ever making it into your hands or your bank account. Though your creditors get paid, it can create a world of other problems for you. Anyone with extreme debt understands the delicate...
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Five Mistakes to Avoid before Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is misunderstood by many as something they “declare” and move on from without debt. They know it damages their credit, but beyond that they do not understand that bankruptcy is a process. And because it is a process, there are things that should and should not be done in advance to prepare for filing for bankruptcy. Rushing into a bankruptcy without thinking about the consequences can be devastating. It can...
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