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How much debt is needed to file bankruptcy?

If you are wondering how much debt you need to get the ball rolling with bankruptcy, it might come as a surprise. You see, if your debt is less than $10,000 U.S., then you have what is called “non-dischargeable debt.” This means that even if you are successful in discharging most of your debts through […]

Discharge in Bankruptcy – Bankruptcy Basics

A discharge in bankruptcy is the release of one or more debts by the bankruptcy court. A discharge means that all debts, including any discharged debt obligations, are legally forgiven. There are two types of discharges: general and special. General discharges are any debts belonging to one or more people who can be held liable […]

Bankruptcy Myths

Financial difficulties are a huge burden to thousands of people. Many continue to struggle long past the point that they should. Oftentimes, people resist the obvious option of bankruptcy because they have misconceptions about it, or fear its implications. In this post, we’ll explore some of the most prevalent myths about bankruptcy and how much […]

Applying for Credit Cards After Bankruptcy

You may feel awash in debt, but reluctant to declare bankruptcy because you fear losing all your credit cards. It is true that you will lose access to your credit cards, and will likely have them shut down. But does that mean it’s impossible for you to get new credit cards after bankruptcy? No. You […]

What Happens in Foreclosure & Bankruptcy?

When you’re having financial problems, it is likely that all of your household bills are affected, including your mortgage payments. While shelter is a basic survival requirement, you may have prioritized immediate needs like food, etc., and neglected your mortgage payments. When you fall behind on mortgage payments, your home may be foreclosed on, and […]

Can You Declare Bankruptcy and Keep Money?

The short answer here is: Yes. The longer answer is: It depends on where the money is. Bankruptcy is designed to alleviate an untenable financial situation, not reduce you to abject poverty forever. You don’t have to give up everything when you file for bankruptcy. You can keep any property that qualifies as an exempt […]