Why You Should Get Credit Cards Even After Bankruptcy

8:00 am, November 06, 2012

It may sound stupid: getting credit cards after bankruptcy. But done right, it may be one of the smartest moves you can make for your credit.


Heading to Bankruptcy? Follow the Counseling Rules First

5:01 pm, March 29, 2012

Pre-bankruptcy counseling is mandatory - and you’ll need to clear some judicial hurdles when dealing with financial counseling.


Pride, Shame Fuels Consumer Bankruptcies

4:30 pm, February 24, 2012

One professor’s experience with counseling families close to bankruptcy has taught him that many come for help on getting out of debt when it’s already too late.


5 Red Flags That Show You’re in Financial Trouble

2:29 pm, January 17, 2012

A foreclosure or a personal bankruptcy doesn’t happen overnight, but people often don’t see the warning signs that could stop – or at least slow down – the ...


Twinkie Maker Hostess Files for Bankruptcy

11:33 am, January 11, 2012

Twinkie maker Hostess Brands files for bankruptcy.


Did Deregulation Contribute to Today’s Bankruptcies?

3:30 pm, October 28, 2011

A University of Iowa study suggests U.S. household bankruptcy rates would have declined 25% in recent years if 1970s-era consumer credit rules were still in existence.


Friendly’s Bankruptcy: 3 Things We Would Miss

3:03 pm, October 05, 2011

Friendly’s filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday and shuttered more than 60 of its locations. Here are a few of the small things we’ll miss if ...


Disturbing Trend Shows Bankruptcies Up for Seniors

2:40 pm, July 21, 2011

More seniors are declaring bankruptcy than ever before, and the solutions to the problem go far beyond simple fixes.


What Bankruptcy Means for Stockholders

2:58 pm, July 19, 2011

When a company like Borders files for bankruptcy, it’s the shareholders who run the risk of losing everything.


Bankruptcies Are Down, But Will it Last?

4:45 pm, July 12, 2011

Consumer bankruptcies have slipped by more than 8% over the first half of 2011 in a sign that consumers are getting a hold of their money problems.

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