Filing for Bankruptcy can have grave implications on your credit score. One of the major downsides to filing for bankruptcy is having a bad credit score for the following 7-10 years. This is why it can be particularly difficult for you to get a credit card after bankruptcy.
There may be new evidence that a strong job market does not necessarily lead to financial freedom for individuals. Over 7 million Americans are at least 90 days behind on their car payment. A car is a necessity for most people and the idea of losing it to repossession is enough to keep them awake at night. What can these individuals do to get back on track?
Who Is Struggling with Car Payments?
According to a recent article in the Washington Post, the majority of the people that are 3 months behind on their payments are under the age of 30. They have low credit scores and they are finding it difficult to pay their monthly student loan bills. A large portion of these borrowers are “subprime” meaning their credit score is under 620. Most of the borrowers that are more than 90 days late on their payments received their loans from a “car finance” company as opposed to a traditional credit union or bank. Less than 1% of borrowers from credit unions are 90 days late on payments.
At this point, we know that not everyone is eligible to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7, we know you must complete credit counselling before you file, you must take the means test, and you must have less than $100 of income after the calculation (generally). There are exempt assets
Bankruptcy comes in two forms for most debtors, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Chapter 7 is the preferred type of case to file because it allows a debtor to get rid of all of their unsecured debt. And, in most cases, it is having too much unsecured debt that puts
Making the decision to file for bankruptcy is a difficult one, and it is made all the more hard when you realize you have to determine what type of case you are eligible to file. The two types of bankruptcy available to individual and joint consumer debtors are Chapter 7
Foreclosure is your mortgage lender’s way to take back your house if you become delinquent on your mortgage note. Some lenders act more quickly than others, while some take a while to start the foreclosure process. In either case, you need to know that there are things you can to
There are two types of consumer bankruptcy cases; a Chapter 7 and a Chapter 13. A Chapter 7 is a total liquidation of all of your debts, expect the ones for things you want to keep. Most people need to hang on to at least their home and their car,
If you are having a hard time paying the bills and are behind on certain things, chances are your credit score has taken a hit. Your credit score is what lenders rely upon when making loans, and a higher score usually results in being offered more favorable lending terms. The
Houses and cars are the two biggest purchases most of us make during our lifetimes. A lot of research goes into making either of these purchases, and both can be life changing. When you buy a new home you are making the decision to plant roots, and maybe raise a
Managing debt is no fun, but is a necessary part of life if you want to have financial success. The key to successful debt management is to come up with a plan that works for you, and stick to that plan. Once you have identified your financial needs, you are