Blog Category: Debt


Debt Consolidation Loans

Debt Consolidation Loans

Debt consolidation loans are intended to lump all of your debts together into one low payment. To get these loans, many are taken as a loan secured by your home or other assets. You may get a better rate with a consolidation loan than with high-interest loans and credit cards. Benefits Another benefit is the  … Read more

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Bankruptcy and Utility Shut Offs

Bankruptcy and Utility Shut Offs

If you are behind in your utility payments and worried your electricity, gas or water is about to be turned off. Bankruptcy may be an option to stop that from happening. By filing bankruptcy, the automatic stay will stop any attempts to collect on a debt and stops any legal actions from moving forward. It  … Read more

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Bankruptcy and Secured Creditors

Bankruptcy and Secured Creditors

There are two types of debt to be considered when you file bankruptcy. Unsecured debt includes credit cards, loans, and medical bills. And secured debt is where the creditor holds the property as collateral against the loan. When you file bankruptcy, all actions to collect a debt from you must be stopped. That includes the  … Read more

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Types of Debt and Bankruptcy

Types of Debt and Bankruptcy

There are two basic types of debt, secured and unsecured. Depending on the type of debt you have the most of will determine the best Chapter of bankruptcy you should file. Secured Debt Secured debt is where your loan is backed by collateral. Your home mortgage and vehicle loans are two types of secured debt.  … Read more

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Debt Courses in Bankruptcy

Debt Courses in Bankruptcy

In 2005 the Bankruptcy Abuse and Prevention Act was passed and along with it came changes and new rules for filing bankruptcy. Some of these changes include having to take two debtor education courses. Credit Counseling Course You must take a court-approved credit counseling course before you can proceed with any bankruptcy filing. You can  … Read more

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Debt Management Programs and Bankruptcy

Debt Management Programs and Bankruptcy

Credit counseling agencies have sprung up around the United States since the passing of the 2005 bankruptcy laws. This law requires debtors to receive debt counseling before their bankruptcy can be completed. While it sounds like a good idea, many agencies give biased advice so they can receive a commission from the credit card companies.  … Read more

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Secured Creditors and Bankruptcy

Secured Creditors and Bankruptcy

A secured debt is one with collateral. Often in the form of a mortgage, vehicle, lien, or security interest in a specific property like a refrigerator or couch. If the debtor does not pay on the debt, the creditor can seize the property. Keeping the Property If you want to keep a property that creditors  … Read more

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Debt not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy

Debt not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can eliminate credit card debt, payday loans, medical bills, and other unsecured debt. There is debt that by law cannot be eliminated, such as alimony and child support. Bankruptcy does not mean that you no longer have to make secured payments such as mortgage debt if you want to keep your house. During and  … Read more

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Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy

Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy

An automatic stay in a United States bankruptcy case stops all actions by your creditors trying to collect on a debt once your bankruptcy petition has been filed. An automatic stay allows you some relief from the constant phone calls and worrying if your car will be repossessed or you and your family will be  … Read more

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Gambling and Bankruptcy

Gambling and Bankruptcy

For some people, gambling starts as entertainment and quickly becomes an addiction. Always certain the next spin or hand will be the next big jackpot. Besides casinos, other opportunities to gamble include lottery tickets, dog or horse racing, online gambling and informal sports betting. Even though we don’t have any casinos in Texas, they are  … Read more

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