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Majority of Bankruptcies Linked to Illness and Medical Bills

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Harvard study finds 50 percent increase from 2001 Most of those bankrupted by illness were middle class and had insurance Medical problems contributed to nearly two-thirds (62.1 percent) of all bankruptcies in 2007, according to a study in the August issue of the American Journal of Medicine that was published today online. The data were collected prior to the current ... Read More »

    Canadian Bankers Whining About Credit Card Interest Rates. They Must Think Canadians Are Idiots.

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    According to UPI, the Canadian Bankers Association defended credit card fees to a senate committee in Ottawa, saying consumers have a choice of 68 low-rate cards. I guess that’s like saying that Canadian consumer that don’t chose one of those 68 low rate cards are idiots. The senate’s Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce is having hearings on fees ... Read More »

      Bankruptcy Filers Can Easily Get Better Credit Scores Quickly

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      When people go bankrupt their finances become a painful chapter in their lives. They avoid credit and shun anything to do with their credit reports or credit scores. And that’s a mistake. Going bankrupt is painful enough but being unfairly penalized for going through bankruptcy is not fair. If you have gone bankrupt in the last seven years you need ... Read More »

        Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Stand Behind Government Plan to Allow Bankruptcy Judges to Modify Mortgages

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        The following statement was issued today on behalf of the 3,500-member National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) by bankruptcy attorney and NACBA president Carey Ebert of Fort Worth, TX: “At a time when an estimated 6,600 American families are losing their homes to foreclosure every day, we welcome the Obama Administration’s support for changes to existing bankruptcy laws that ... Read More »

          Mortgage, Bankruptcy, Nonsense

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          Not that long ago I wrote again about the pleas from banking to not allow bankruptcy judges the authority to modify mortgages, in limited situations, to allow people to stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure. See “Mortgage Bankers Association. A Bunch of Whiny Bitches?“. Today an article in the Wall Street Journal has got me going again. Todd Zywicki ... Read More »

            If You Went Bankrupt But Did Not Include All Your Debt, Read This.

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            Recently I answered a question from Lynn, “My Car Went Missing From My Driveway Because My Ex-Husband Didn’t Make The Payments.” In that question she brought up the fact that she had gone bankrupt but had not included all of her debts in her bankruptcy and now she was in trouble with those debts not included. I went to my ... Read More »

              My Favorite Quote About Bankruptcy

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              A famous author was once asked how he went bankrupt, his answer was “I went bankrupt slowly and then all of a sudden.” This is such a great insightful statement about bankruptcy. Typically it is not a process that happens in an instant. It is often preceded by a longer period of time punctuated with events or situations that lead ... Read More »

                Bankruptcy Judges Should Have the Power to Modify Mortgages

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                The sagging home values are drawing attention to a gaping hole in bankruptcy protection, the ability for U.S. bankruptcy judges to be able to modify the terms of a mortgage to keep people in their homes that want to pay. A couple of recent article really caught my eye, “Delahunt: Empower judges to modify mortgages” and “A Win-Win Bankruptcy Reform“. ... Read More »

                  Do I Tell My Creditors I Am Going Bankrupt?

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                  A question I am often asked is if people need to tell their creditors that they are going bankrupt. If you’ve already decided to go bankrupt and you’ve met with a bankruptcy attorney who will handle your case, then there is no harm in telling them, but why? Once you have made the decision to go bankrupt you can direct ... Read More »

                    A Decade in the Closet, About My Bankruptcy

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                    I am still amazed when I read ignorant stuff about the reason people are going bankrupt is because there is no more stigma about bankruptcy. No, the reason people are going bankrupt is because creditors are manipulating the system for their own accounting or reporting means and not allowing people to repay their debts with as much enthusiasm as the ... Read More »

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