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Reviewing other benefits of bankruptcy

We have gone over many bankruptcy-related issues on this blog, from the options that people who are considering bankruptcy may have to the ins and outs of different types of bankruptcy. Many people are aware that filing for bankruptcy can help a person from a financial point of view if they are buried in debt and being held back by what they owe. However, bankruptcy can be advantageous for many other reasons, which we will look into in this post.

Can you avoid having to file for personal bankruptcy?

You have recently hit hard times and are feeling the pressure of financial strain. The thought of filing for personal bankruptcy in New Jersey has crossed your mind, but first you are wondering if there is anything else you can do before you make such an impactful decision. Fortunately, there are adjustments that you can make to hopefully boost your financial well-being and avoid having to make a decision that could have many long-term consequences. 

Can I talk to my creditors about my credit card debt?

You might believe that everything on your credit card bill from the interest rate to the minimum payment is set in stone, which in turn makes it impossible to get out from under your current credit card debt. Debt fears, however, should not overwhelm you or your New Jersey household. Contacting your credit card company and ask them for help in managing your debt might be the answer you are looking for.

Answering some common bankruptcy questions

People who are considering bankruptcy will, understandably, have a lot of questions about how the process works and what bankruptcy can ultimately do for them. Today, we would like to answer some of those frequently asked questions so that people who are in dire financial positions can better understand what bankruptcy could do for them.

What bankruptcy cannot touch

A New Jersey bankruptcy can be the light at the end of a long dark tunnel. It often provides hardworking people with a new start when financial issues, often outside of their control, have taken over their daily lives.

When should you consider bankruptcy as a small business owner?

When your business is in financial trouble, you have to do everything you can to bring it back around and get it back on its feet again. That's why so many entrepreneurs are willing to take big risks like personal debt to ensure they keep their doors open. Unfortunately, though, there comes a time when taking measures to save a business will not help anymore, which is when closing down the operation becomes necessary. Under those circumstances, it can also be necessary to seek some relief from your debts, especially if you are personally liable for the debts your small business has incurred.

Bankruptcy Isn't About Shame -- It's About Leveling The Playing Field

There is no question that banks and credit card companies want to perpetuate the idea that filing for bankruptcy makes you a loser. Creditors have done all they can over the years to stack the deck against hard-working Americans who often find themselves in debt through no fault of their own. Credit card companies even have many members of Congress believing that people who can't pay back the money they owe are deadbeats. In October of 2005, a new law was passed to make it even harder for Americans to get the second chance they need and deserve.

Fewer bankruptcies aren't necessarily sign of good times

After about a decade of bad news regarding the economy, it is tempting to grab onto pieces of information that might mean there is good news for a change. One bit of information that sounds promising at first listen is that personal bankruptcy filings are down.

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