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Personal bankruptcy is viable option for those with debt issues

Sometimes, people's personal debts in Pennsylvania end up outweighing their assets. In these situations, it is natural for people to feel hopeless and helpless. However, personal bankruptcy may be a viable option for them, and for those who worry that bankruptcy will negatively impact their credit, the problem may not be as bad as they think.

City councilor files for personal bankruptcy

A city councilor in another state recently decided that his financial situation was beyond what he could handle on his own. He therefore decided to file for personal bankruptcy. Individuals in Pennsylvania who are struggling to make ends meet can likewise take full advantage of this type of bankruptcy filing.

Credit card overuse may lead to personal bankruptcy

Credit cards remain a major cause of debt issues in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. In some cases, filing for personal bankruptcy is the only way to break free from this debt. Here are a few mistakes that credit card users often make that cause them to get into the hole financially and thus require bankruptcy protection.

Personal bankruptcy has many causes, depending on the consumer

Experiencing high amounts of debt in Pennsylvania is one of the most stressful experiences a consumer may have. In some situations, the debtor simply can find no way out of his or her debt situation. In these cases, declaring personal bankruptcy may be a wise option. Here is a rundown on several common reasons people end up needing to go to bankruptcy court.

More older individuals turning to personal bankruptcy

Many Americans, including those in Pennsylvania and other states, find themselves facing financial problems at older ages. Research show that, since the early 1990s, the number of people filing for personal bankruptcy at 65 years of age or older has tripled. The rise in personal bankruptcy among older Americans can be linked to several factors.

Personal bankruptcy may not hamper ability to get business loan

Sometimes, consumers determine that their dire financial situations warrant drastic action. They therefore decide to file for personal bankruptcy. The good news is that, just because people file for bankruptcy in Pennsylvania, does not mean they cannot get loans if they are aspiring entrepreneurs.

Personal bankruptcy differs from debt consolidation

Numerous consumers in Pennsylvania struggle with overwhelming debt that drastically decreases their quality of life. In some situations, consumers turn to debt consolidation for help. Meanwhile, others find relief after filing for personal bankruptcy protection. Here is a glimpse of the differences between these two processes.

Waiting to file for personal bankruptcy may be a major mistake

Sometimes, consumers in Pennsylvania find themselves struggling to keep their heads above water financially. However, some view filing for bankruptcy as the admission of both financial failure and personal failure. The reality, though, is that filing for personal bankruptcy may be one of the smartest moves a struggling consumer can make, and waiting might end up costing him or her more in the long run.

Obtaining a loan is possible following personal bankruptcy

At times, consumers find themselves facing mountains of debt with seemingly no place to turn. Fortunately, they can turn to bankruptcy court to overcome their debt situations. The question is, can those who file for personal bankruptcy in Pennsylvania still take out personal loans in the future?

Chapter 7 and 13 personal bankruptcy options available

Most people in Pennsylvania experience financial setbacks at one time or another. In many cases, consumers can dig themselves out of their debt situations. However, if they cannot, one of the best ways in which to eradicate overwhelming debt is to file for personal bankruptcy.

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