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Keeping Your Car in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is an extremely useful tool for helping people move forward and get a new start on their finances. Unfortunately, many people do not take advantage of bankruptcy because of fears based on myths or misunderstandings. One of the more common reasons that people don’t file is that they are scared of losing their car…. Read More »

Knowing When to File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

You should consider filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy as soon as you realize your financial burden is too much to handle without help. There is no need to wait until your home is in foreclosure or your car is being repossessed. Chapter 13 is called debt reorganization because it takes all of your existing unsecured… Read More »

How to Stay in Your Own Home with Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

One of the most frightening things that ever comes in the mail is a notice that you are behind on your mortgage payments and your bank is considering foreclosure. If you act quickly, it is likely that you can avoid foreclosure through Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Debt reorganization, officially called Chapter 13 bankruptcy, is a way… Read More »

Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy the Right Way to Eliminate Credit Card Debt?

Credit card debt has overwhelmed many families in the United States. While credit cards are really only intended to be used in limited situations, they have become a way of life. People use their credit cards for many or all of their purchases, often with no way to pay those debts back. Until recently, credit… Read More »

Life After Bankruptcy — How to Get Back on Track Financially

Declaring bankruptcy is never a fun process, but it is often the most responsible option when it comes to resolving outstanding debt. A bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for ten years. Initially, your credit score will be lower than you’d like it to be, but with a bit of diligence and discipline, you… Read More »

Is it Possible to Discharge Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy?

If you feel mired down in student loan debt, you are in good company. According to the Institute for College Access & Success, in 2012 the average debt for graduating seniors from private, non-profit colleges was $32,300. Those graduating from for-profit colleges had, on average, $34,950 in student loan debt, which is up 26% from… Read More »

Bankruptcy and Why You Shouldn’t Be Relying on Your Tax Refund

If you’re like many Americans, you’re looking forward to using your annual income tax refund to make a once-per-year payment on your debts. It’s always a positive step to pay down debt, but it’s a big mistake to treat your tax refund like some sort of “annual bonus.” Your tax refund is not a bonus;… Read More »

Overwhelmed by Debt? Stop Ignoring Your Mail & Do This Instead

Are you feeling overwhelmed by a mountain of debt? If you have reached the point where you feel hopeless about your ability to ever pay it off, then read on to discover some vital action steps you can take to get back in control. Stop ignoring your mail. A common reaction to large amounts of… Read More »

For Homeowners Facing Foreclosure, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy May Still Be Best Solution

Foreclosures may not be making headlines like they once did, but losing a home is still a very real threat for many Americans – one that appears to be on the rise. According to RealtyTrac, nearly 52,000 U.S. homes were set for foreclosure auctions this August, up 1 percent from a year ago. Though the… Read More »

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Unpaid Chicago Parking Tickets

Get your license back and eliminate parking ticket debt with Chapter 13 bankruptcy For most drivers, Chapter 13 bankruptcy is the best choice for wiping out parking ticket balances. Along with giving you back your driver’s license, filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows you to propose a repayment plan to the city of Chicago. Under… Read More »