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Category Archives: Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcies for 2020 are Low Now, But Will They Stay That Way?

By Barry S. Mittelberg |

In March 2019, there were 4% more bankruptcies than there are today—a year later. That may seem like good news on the surface, but keep in mind what’s going on in the world today. In the past several weeks, more than 16 million people have filed for unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic that’s… Read More »

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Should You File For Bankruptcy Due to Coronavirus?

By Barry S. Mittelberg |

COVID-19 has done a lot of damage to America. It has shut down businesses and laid off millions of people. The number of unemployed Americans could grow to 47 million. Nearly 60% of Americans have already lost money due to the coronavirus and 70% are worried about not being able to pay bills. The… Read More »

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Help Available for Those Looking to Discharge Student Loan Debt

By Barry S. Mittelberg |

While the economy has generally been strong in the past few years, young people may think differently. Student loan debt is continuing to grow, and there seem to be no signs of it slowing down anytime soon. Statistics show that 45 million Americans owe a whopping $1.64 trillion in student loan debt. The average… Read More »

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Stop Paying Down Debt, Start Saving in Coronavirus Pandemic

By Barry S. Mittelberg |

COVID-19 has brought about a lot of fear and uncertainty to not only Americans, but the entire world. With more than 600,000 cases worldwide, schools and businesses are shutting down to prevent the spread of this fatal virus. This is causing people to lose their jobs. In the past few weeks, unemployment claims have… Read More »

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COVID-19 Changes American Life, Bankruptcy Code

By Barry S. Mittelberg |

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way of life for all Americans. Children can no longer go to school To slow the spread of the virus, only essential workers can go to work. While many can work remotely, many—such as restaurant workers and others who deal with the public—are being laid off in droves…. Read More »

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Can I Lose My Job If I File for Bankruptcy?

By Barry S. Mittelberg |

If you have been struggling for quite some time to pay bills, you may be considering bankruptcy. Bankruptcy comes with some benefits. It allows you to start over with a clean slate. You’ll be less stressed by all your financial obligations. You’ll no longer be harassed by creditors. However, bankruptcy is not all sunshine… Read More »

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What Happens After Bankruptcy?

By Barry S. Mittelberg |

Many people file for bankruptcy after falling on hard financial times. Their hope is to improve their financial situation and get a fresh start. While some do, many fall into the same debt trap. Old debts disappear, but new ones come about, causing the cycle to continue. In fact, the statistics regarding post-bankruptcy are… Read More »

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Cost of Filing for Bankruptcy

By Barry S. Mittelberg |

Life unfortunately brings about challenges at times. These challenges often involve money issues. Unexpected expenses can bring about tough financial times, especially when a person is on a tight budget and has no savings. Some common financial issues include job loss, medical bills, car repairs, home repairs and divorce. When these issues occur, bills… Read More »

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Bankruptcy on the Rise Among Seniors

By Barry S. Mittelberg |

When you think of bankruptcy, you probably think of it as an issue that affects only young people. After all, older people should be well-off financially. That may be what the majority of people think, but the statistics tell a different story. In 1991, seniors over the age of 65 made up just 2%… Read More »

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When Bankruptcy is an Option for Student Loan Debt

By Barry S. Mittelberg |

Student loan debt is a crisis in America. Americans owe a whopping $1.5 trillion due to loans to pay for their college education. The average borrower owes $28,650. Many people have trouble paying off this debt. While the minimum wage has risen slightly in recent years, good-paying jobs are still hard to come by…. Read More »

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