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Types of Bankruptcy

Types of Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is a stressful financial decision, and it can be confusing to determine which type of bankruptcy is best for your situation. Based on your circumstance, filing for the right type of bankruptcy can help you get ...

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Should I File For Bankruptcy?

Should I File For Bankruptcy?

The decision of whether you should file for bankruptcy is daunting. It is understandable to feel anxiety and uncertainty about your circumstances. Filing bankruptcy is a lofty decision with consequences, but it can be an important s...

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Statute of Limitations on Debt

Statute of Limitations on Debt

Here’s some good news if you’re struggling with debt: As time passes, your old bills can lose some of their power to hurt you. This is true, in part, because of your state’s statute of limitations laws. Let’s learn more. Table of Co...

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What Are the Consequences of a Foreclosure?

What Are the Consequences of a Foreclosure?

Purchasing a home is one of the most exciting events in life, a benchmark moment that often comes as the result of years of hard work and determination. As you sign the closing papers on this momentous day, chances are you aren’t th...

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What Is Bankruptcy?

What Is Bankruptcy?

If you get too deep in debt, your income collapses, or you experience a major life crisis, you may need to consider bankruptcy. It’s a difficult process, but it may be completely necessary if you see no way out of your current debt ...

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How to Handle a Debt Settlement Offer

How to Handle a Debt Settlement Offer

A debt settlement offer to pay off a credit card with less money than what you owe can seem like a gift. Settling a $6,000 credit card bill for $4,000, for example, leaves you with $2,000 in debt that you don’t have to pay. Instead ...

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Does It Matter Which Debts You Pay Off First?

Does It Matter Which Debts You Pay Off First?

Having too many debts can be overwhelming. Which do you pay first? Does it matter? Should you pay the creditor that screams the loudest first? Not necessarily. What Debt Should I Pay Off First? While Dave Ramsey’s debt snowbal...

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Pros and Cons of the Debt Snowball Method

Pros and Cons of the Debt Snowball Method

When trying to pay off debt, it can help to have a plan. Instead of paying credit cards, car loans, medical bills, and other debts in random amounts each month or splitting your total payment evenly toward them, a plan such as a “de...

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Meet the expert

Ryan Greeley

Credit Expert & Editor-In-Chief of BetterCreditBlog.org, where he oversees publishing and content creation. In addition, Ryan has written about credit extensively over the past 10 years for publications such as Lifehacker, BuzzFeed, and The Huffington Post.

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