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Late Payments More Danger Than Bankruptcy

Generally, people spend their whole lives avoiding bankruptcy as a last resort. Bankruptcy is viewed as a public filing and has a stigma of shame behind it. Some people would rather continue to suffer through late payments on their accounts than face a real solution to the debt. A late...
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Your Credit Card Balance Can Impact Your Future

Credit card companies are great at sending you promotions where low interest rates are offered for cash funds or for offering low interest rates to transfer a credit card balance. The low interest rates can sometimes be as low as 0%. It may seem like you aren’t paying for your...
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Gymboree Declares Bankruptcy

Gymboree, the well-known children’s apparel store, has filed for bankruptcy on 6/11/2017. The bankruptcy filing is Gymboree’s strategic move to restructure their debt. Gymboree plans to continue to operate the business as it restructures. There are a few lessons to learn about debt and how to manage overwhelming debt when...
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Today’s Household Debt

Household Debt Composition Today Looks A Lot Different Than The Past Household debt has reached higher levels than before the Great Recession, but today’s debt has new characteristics that make it much more different than pre-recession times.  Home mortgages were a major factor in the debt crisis of 2007-2008.  Mortgage...
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Is It Too Late To File Bankrupt?

Are You Out of Time? You’ve given up on paying your debt and balances are piling up with penalties and legal fees. At this point, you don’t see any hope in finding a solution to the debt, but you do have a business prospect coming very soon. There could be...
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Paying Student Loans With Other Debt

Off the cuff, it might sound like a good idea to pay off a debt that cannot be discharged in a bankruptcy with another new debt that can be discharged in a bankruptcy, and then plan to file a bankruptcy to discharge the debt. Could you devise a plan like...
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Chapter 7 Requirements

When considering a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may wonder what information you need to provide to get a Chapter 7 filed. Maybe you haven’t kept good files or records of your finances. You might imagine that the required paperwork could be too much for you to handle. The surprising fact...
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Credit and Debt Tips For 2017

Managing and building credit and debt can be one of the most important aspects to pay attention to in adult life. Many times, we are thrown into a life of debt management immediately after graduation from high school or college. Student loans might be the first interaction with debt, but...
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The Worst Bankruptcy Advice We’ve Ever Heard

We are experts at providing bankruptcy advice, but we’ve also heard our fair share of advice that has been given to people from other sources. Here’s a collection of them for your amusement. Bad Bankruptcy Advice 1. Bankruptcy will ruin your credit Filing a bankruptcy does impact your credit score,...
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Bankruptcy Filings Are Up for 2017

The Central District of California reports that Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings have increased in the first quarter of 2017. The Central District includes San Luis Obispo County, Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County. Over the months of...
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