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How Debt Consolidation Differs from Bankruptcy

When debts and financial stresses weigh heavily, consumers often find themselves at a crossroads. Should they consolidate their debts, or consider bankruptcy? If either prospect seems daunting, a ...
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Be Smart With Your Tax Return: Pay Off Debt Now

The 2014 tax filing season has begun. Although Tax Day is often portrayed as a stressful event, the majority of Americans receive money back rather than having to pay the government more money. ...
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How to Eliminate Holiday Debt with Help from a Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney

The holidays are a fun and relaxing time—at least until the bills come in. Even if you shopped on Black Friday to get the best deals, you may still find yourself overwhelmed by holiday expenses. ...
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American Comsumers' Debt Increases Every Year

The average American consumer's debt is on the rise every year and statistics show that the average low to middle-income family owes $8,650 in credit card debts alone. Based on research conducted ...
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Tips to Relieve Debt

Are you in serious debt? If so, there are several ways that you can work yourself out of your financial hardships and back to more stable ground. First, you could use your assets as leverage to get ...
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Put an End to Creditor Abuse

While nobody likes to be in debt, being harassed by creditors is not only wrong, it is illegal. Thanks to the FDCPA, creditors have certain laws that they must follow when they attempt to contact you. ...
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Dealing with Creditor Abuse

Do you feel like you are being harassed by your debt collectors? If you are like many people, you may not know that you actually have rights as a debtor. Understanding what these rights are may help ...
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Non-Dischargeable Debt and Chapter 7

The purpose of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is to re-organize your debt and to discharge whatever debts you can. However, there are types of debt that cannot be discharged (forgiven) by the court. ...
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Stopping Creditor Abuse

Are you in serious credit card debt? If so, you are likely to be receiving daily phone calls from creditors and debt collection companies. Believe it or not, you do have rights as a debtor, rights ...
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Repair Finances with Chapter 7

Despite the stigma that Chapter 7 sometimes carries, filing for bankruptcy could be the smartest thing you do for your finances. Did you know that when you successfully file for bankruptcy, you will ...
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Addressing Debt with Bankruptcy

Are you constantly struggling to make payments toward debts? Are you already behind on certain payments? If so, you may qualify for bankruptcy. However, before you make submit all the paperwork, it is ...
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Chapter 7 and Post-Petition Debt

Are you considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy but wondering what happens to any debts incurred after your filing? In general, your post-petition debts will not be covered by your Chapter 7 ...
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Discharging Debt and Business Bankruptcies

You may have heard about certain types of bankruptcy that let you discharge your debts. This is true for individuals, but for businesses, it is rare. If you file your business as a corporation you ...
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Whittling Down Credit Card Debt

If you are like millions of Americans, you have serious credit card debt. While it can be overwhelming to imagine paying off all of your debt at once, there are ways to whittle down your debts by ...
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Know Your Rights, Stop Creditor Abuse

Have you recently become a victim of creditor abuse ? If so, you need to familiarize yourself with your rights. When a creditor calls, you do not need to discuss any personal details with that person. ...
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Chapter 7 and Your Debt

Although Chapter 7 bankruptcy is known as the "slate cleaning" bankruptcy, it does not discharge all of your debts. Depending on your specific debts, some to most can be dismissed in a ...
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Bankruptcy May Solve Financial Woes

Is your bank account constantly in the red? Do you have trouble making your regular monthly payments? If so, you may be considering bankruptcy to solve your problems. However, before you file for ...
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Debt Consolidation Vs. Debt Negotiation

If you want to take care of your debts once and for all, you may be weighing two options, debt consolidation versus debt negotiation. Understanding the key differences between them can make a ...
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Financial Relief with Chapter 13

If you are worried about your finances plummeting any further into the red, it is time to think about Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Although businesses can file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection as well, ...
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Debt Relief Tips

When you find yourself constantly checking your bank statements in disbelief, it is time to consider debt relief. There are ways to get back on your feet financially if you are serious about doing so. ...
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Debt Consolidation Can Address Late Payments

Do you have piles of bills and late payments? If so, you should consider debt consolidation. It is a valid way to work on paying off your debts, on a schedule that you can afford. When you decide to ...
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Many Consumers Don't Understand Purpose of Their Credit Score

According to a survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America and Fair Isaac Corporation, almost half of consumers do not understand the purpose of their own credit score. The basic function ...
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Paying Off Your Debt via Chapter 13

If you are considering Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you may be wondering how long it will take to pay off your debts. While there is no exact formula for determining the length of time required to pay off ...
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Creditors Harass Debtor on Social Networking Site

When Melanie Beacham fell behind on her car payments, her auto loan account was sent to a collections company. This happens to thousands of people every year who are unable to make payments; however, ...
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What Collection Behavior is Acceptable?

Have you been harassed by collections agencies recently? You should be aware of what normal behavior is and what type of negative behavior to watch out for. For example, they may pressure you to ...
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