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Going Bankrupt After 55 Years of Age

Bankruptcy is easily one of the worst fears anyone has to deal with. Even worse, being bankrupt and old without anyone to cater for you is dreadful. This is, unfortunately, the case for many Americans. According to research, the rate of older adults (above 55 years) who have become bankrupt has skyrocketed up to 66% since 1991. Basically, older adults of above 65 years make a total of 12% of bankruptcy filers. Also, what’s astonishing is that older adults within this age group, spend most of their income offsetting accumulated debts.

The Number One Reason People Declare Bankruptcy

Every year, over 1.5 million bankruptcies are filed.  About 97% of them are filed by individuals.  Bankruptcy is an extremely important tool and can be life-changing if used correctly.  People who file for bankruptcy are normal, everyday citizens usually over age 45.  They are married with families and plans for