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Bankruptcy is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

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During my first job interview after my bankruptcy, the interviewer asked me what I was “most proud of in my life.” Without hesitating, I stated “declaring bankruptcy!” His quizzical look invited me to explain. And I’ll share what I told him, in just a minute. First though, here’s a Pop Quiz for you: Was going bankrupt the worst thing or ... Read More »

I’m Disabled, Filed Bankruptcy, But Still Owe on Student Loans

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“Dear Steve, I was hit by a drunk driver, suffering several acute compression fractures in my neck and back, ribs, discs, etc…and was wheel chair bound. Fortunately, I recovered well, and am more functional than any of treating physicians expected. I was attending the University of Davis, California at the time ( 1991 ) when accident happened. When I was ... Read More »

I Died Last Year. Should I Go Bankrupt? – Gary

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“Dear Steve, I am broke had a heart attack last year and died for 4 to 6 minutes. I borrowed 55,000 from the bank for a business which is not about anymore. My wife did not sign on the loan at the bank either. She has a business now and helps me live by giving me a 50.00 per week ... Read More »

Disappointing Debt Relief Mailer Leads to Debt Defense Services

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A new debt relief mailer, which you will see below, poses as an official document but in fact leads to a potential sale for Debt Defense Services according to the tipster (send in your tips here). What do you think, is the mailer deceptive or perfectly fine from your point of view? Add your comment below. An amazing reader CLK ... Read More »

Everything You Always Wanted and Needed to Know About Bankruptcy

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Below is my growing list of bankruptcy resources and links. If there is something that’s not addressed in one of those articles, guides, then feel free to ask me your question. Bankruptcy Articles and Posts You Must Read Click Here to Find a Bankruptcy Attorney in Your Area To get ready to read the information below with the right frame ... Read More »

I Suggest Bankruptcy Too Often, So Say Some

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I really do read all the comments, all the Twitter messages you send me and appreciate the feedback. Over time a common statement I get is about my recommendations is that people think I suggest bankruptcy too often. For more information on this topic, please see all the links in my free guide about how to deal with debt. So ... Read More »

In Our Divorce My Ex-Husband Was to Pay Half of My Credit Card Bills But He’s Filing for Bankruptcy. – Becky

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“Dear Steve, Credit cards that are in my name only. My ex husband was ordered to pay half of my credit card bills… they are all in my name only… he did not pay so I took him back to court and they held him contempt and ordered him to pay a certainty amount each month until they are paid. ... Read More »

Bankruptcy Filings Decline in 2012

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Bankruptcy filings in the federal courts fell 13 percent in calendar year 2012, according to data released today by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The number of bankruptcies filed in the 12-month period ending December 31, 2012, totaled 1,221,091, down from the 1,410,653 bankruptcies filed in CY 2011. Statistics released today include business and non-business filings for the ... Read More »

I Might Get a Cash Settlement in the Future. Can I File Bankruptcy Now? – Jami

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“Dear Steve, My husband and I are currently in a fair amount of debt, living paycheck to paycheck. Sometimes having to use our credit cards to buy groceries or pay for gas 2 days after payday. I am looking for ways to get out of it, possibly by filing bankruptcy, but I am going to be receiving a small settlement ... Read More »

Should I Get Divorced Before Bankruptcy or Wait? – Denise

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“Dear Steve, I am about $40,000 in debt including a car loan 3 judgements and small bills such as cable, phone and some medical bills I am extremely concerned about the three judgements against me (one for $5000 and two for $3000)…Cancer/spousal abandonment, being a victim of the landlord not paying the mortgage with my rent and a former friend ... Read More »

How to Know if You Should File Bankruptcy

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If you are in financial trouble and struggling to make payments, tapped out, you’ve spent down savings, or living month-to-month, then bankruptcy is worth a good hard look. Below you will find a number of links to posts, articles, and calculators to help educate you about the realities of bankruptcy. Many people carry a lot of baggage around about what ... Read More »

What Does the Bible Say About Bankruptcy? Is Bankruptcy Scriptural?

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Far too often people come to me for help loaded with all sorts of assumptions, emotional baggage, and guilt about their financial situation. They feel that it is immoral to consider some options and instead set themselves up for long term failure by not knowing all the facts. They launch into five to ten year repayment plan that leave them ... Read More »

How to Get the Right Help for Debt Problems – Get Out of Debt Guy Show

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In this show I share some critical information and advice with you on how not to become a victim or get scammed when you are searching for debt relief help. Having financial problems can be scary enough but who can you trust and who should you turn to when you are looking for good options for bad debt? This show ... Read More »

I’m a Client of a Debt Settlement Company in Canada But Debt Collectors Are Still Calling Me. – John

“Dear Steve, Debt settlement company in Canada send a power of attorney via fax to a collection agency, and I am still receiving phone calls as they stated that the debt settlement company is not a lawyer If you hire a debt settlement company in Canada and they forward a power of attorney to the collection agency, does that agency ... Read More »

I Can Make the Minimum Credit Card Payments But Trying to Decide Between MMI and Bankruptcy. – Tony

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“Dear Steve, Own a home, divorced, alimony is $375/month through May 2013, a $500/month loan with lending club through July 2013. House payment is $1,250 including assessments. Credit card debt alone is $25,000. Lending Club loan has about $6,000 left. Total unsecured debt is about $35,000, including student loan. My house isn’t selling — the one two floors below just ... Read More »

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