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How can foreclosure impact your credit score?

Foreclosures occur when you can no longer make mortgage payments on your home. In this case, the bank or lender will begin the process of resuming control of the property and sell it to recoup their losses. In addition to losing your home, foreclosure can affect your...

Statistics on non-business bankruptcies

If you want to file for a non-business (personal) bankruptcy, it is crucial to understand the various options in front of you. For example, you should go over different types of bankruptcy and determine which one suits your circumstances best. For some people, Chapter...

How do you stay out of credit card debt?

Falling into credit card debt is often all too easy due to the way credit cards are designed to work. It takes active effort to avoid falling prey to them. How exactly does one stay out of credit card debt, in that case? After filing for bankruptcy, it is more...

Is bankruptcy or debt relief better?

Finding yourself neck-high in past-due bills may result in climbing stress levels and sinking hope of getting back on solid financial footing. You may wonder if you should contact one of the many debt relief companies or declare bankruptcy. As the mail pile grows with...

Alternatives to a short sale

In a financial crisis, a short sale might seem like your only option. However, many times you have better pathways to improving your economic situation. In general, you only want to consider a short sale if you only face mortgage payments. People who experience debt...

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