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5 Tips for Rebuilding Credit After Bankruptcy

Deciding whether to file for bankruptcy is tough. Although filing for bankruptcy offers many benefits, including the opportunity to repair your financial situation, it also has its downsides. One impact of filing for bankruptcy is that it can lower your credit score. Fortunately, however, it’s possible to rebuild your credit by taking certain actions. In…

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Am I Able to File for Bankruptcy More Than Once?

Bankruptcy provides people with an opportunity for a fresh financial start. Ideally, it also serves as a learning experience. Unfortunately, however, people sometimes find themselves struggling financially even after an initial bankruptcy. This leads some individuals to explore the idea of filing a second bankruptcy. In this article, we examine whether it is possible to…

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Buying a Home After Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 bankruptcy provides debtors with an effective way to start over financially. And although there are many benefits to chapter 7 bankruptcy, it can make it difficult to do certain things, such as purchase a new home. Fortunately, however, purchasing a home after bankruptcy is possible. In this article, we discuss buying a home…

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5 Actions to Avoid When Filing for Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a valid way to get a fresh financial start. However, to reap the benefits of bankruptcy, it’s important to do things the correct way. There are many actions that, if taken prior to or during bankruptcy, can create big problems down the road. In this article, we discuss five actions to avoid when…

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What is a No-Asset Bankruptcy?

When we think of filing for bankruptcy, it is easy to assume that all of your assets will be sold. However, most bankruptcy cases are no-asset bankruptcy. So, what exactly is a no-asset bankruptcy, and who qualifies for one? Here is what to know about a no-asset bankruptcy and what you can do if you…

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What to Know About Lien Stripping

A lien is a security interest that is placed on property to secure the payment of a debt or other obligation. Many people have liens on their houses. When the housing market worsens and the value of the home goes down, many junior mortgages (those that are granted subsequently) remain unsecured. Put simply, some liens…

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How to Know if You’re Facing Creditor Abuse

Times are more difficult than ever and for many families and bills continue to go unpaid. While already an extremely stressful time for you and your family, these feelings of helplessness are often only exacerbated by continuous contact from your creditors. And although creditors do have certain rights regarding collections, their behavior is controlled by…

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