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Will law to end 'surprise' medical bills be enough?

You can argue all you like about whether medical debt is a leading cause of bankruptcy filings in the U.S. or not. Experts regularly do. Regardless of what side of the fence you come down on, however, no one would argue that the cost of care is inexpensive.

How do the processes for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 differ?

Filing for bankruptcy is an intimidating step no matter what. But once you hear about the various different types of bankruptcy, it can be even more overwhelming. Today, we want to discuss the main differences between the two most common types of personal bankruptcy, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.

Bankruptcy myth busters: discussing some important topics

As is the case with many topics and issues, bankruptcy has its fair share of myths. Given the incredibly negative reputation that bankruptcy has, this isn't surprising. However, bankruptcy isn't the huge "problem" it's often portrayed as being. In fact, it's more appropriate to view bankruptcy as a solution to a problem, rather than a problem in and of itself.

What do I do to recover quickly after personal bankruptcy?

If you are considering personal bankruptcy, you may have already hit the threshold that many experts identify as the point when bankruptcy might be an appropriate legal vehicle for you to get yourself back on solid financial ground. If you have bills you cannot pay and you have no identifiable excess resources coming down the pike, consulting a professional now might be a wise move.

The many myths of bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is a huge step in any person's life, and it's easy to be overwhelmed by the financial and emotional weight of this legal process. There are many steps involved in bankruptcy, and the complicated nature of a filing means that most people will be anxious about the outcome. There are also many fears filers will have going into the bankruptcy process-many of which are unfounded.

Bankruptcy: A viable option for handling serious credit card debt

Credit cards are a major cause of debt in the United States. Many people apply for credit cards to build their credit or help them get through a difficult financial stretch. However, what might start off as an innocent pursuant and a modest line of credit can easily turn into debt that grows out of control and causes major problems for an individual or family.

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