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Just like when filing taxes, married couples have a choice to file for bankruptcy jointly or separately. But if your spouse opts for bankruptcy and you don’t, what will happen to the debts you hold together? The good news is that, in most cases, your partner’s bankruptcy filing won’t significantly impact your financial situation. Perhaps… Read More »

Payday loans have always been bad news. But when cash advances are obtained online, they can be especially dangerous, according to a new survey. With a payday loan, a borrower pays a fee to take out a short-term, high-interest loan against his or her paycheck, typically for a two-week period. Problem is, by the time… Read More »

Nobody looks forward to filing for bankruptcy. But when it comes to saving your home from foreclosure, bankruptcy really can be your best friend. A recent study by the University of North Carolina concluded that homeowners in foreclosure reduced their chances of losing their homes by 70 percent when they filed for bankruptcy protection. Bankruptcy… Read More »

Contrary to common belief, student loan debt isn’t just a problem for the young. Seniors are increasingly bearing the burden of overwhelming education loans. While older debtors still make up a relatively small portion of the student debt pie, their numbers are steadily on the rise. Between 2005 and 2013, student loan debt held by… Read More »

Are Americans addicted to debt? A recent story in USA Today suggests that the answer is unequivocally yes. More than one in three U.S. consumers currently has a debt in collections, according to the article. As of 2013, the average American carried $38,000 in mortgage debt and almost $16,000 in non-mortgage debts such as credit… Read More »

One of the greatest advantages of filing for Atlanta bankruptcy is the power of bankruptcy to stop creditor harassment. From the moment you file, bankruptcy protects you from creditors and bill collectors with a legal action called the automatic stay. Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, creditors are legally required to cease all collection… Read More »

Listing all of your liabilities on the creditor mailing list is one of the most important requirements when filing for an Atlanta Georgia bankruptcy. Failing to disclose a creditor can cause major problems with your bankruptcy case. But accidents happen, and the good news is that it’s possible to correct a simple oversight, provided that… Read More »

You know your ability to buy and keep a home is influenced by financial factors like income, equity and credit history. But a recent study suggests that there’s another element at work. According to a new study by Zillow and the National Urban League, ethnicity may play a significant role in one’s success – or… Read More »

Most New Year’s resolutions revolve around self-improvement, whether it’s bettering our bodies, our minds or our finances. But if forced to choose a priority, would you pick wealth or health? If you’re anything like most Americans, it’s all about the money. At least, that’s what a recent poll by American Consumer Credit Counseling indicates. Nearly… Read More »

Worried that bankruptcy will ruin your credit score forever? It’s a widespread myth that bankruptcy does permanent damage. In reality, the most damaging decision you make may be to not file bankruptcy. While it’s true that bankruptcy will leave a mark on your credit report, rebuilding credit after a bankruptcy case is definitely possible. In… Read More »