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September 2017 Archives

Beware credit card debt when trying to rebuilt one's credit

Credit scores can be complicated to figure out. Big and small things can have a negative impact on your score. In order to rebuild your credit after a significant drop, it is recommended that you use credit cards. However, Illinois residents need to beware credit card debt in the process.

Foreclosure relief scams are still very much a problem

Home. For many people in Illinois, their homes are places of refuge. They are places to escape all the bad that is going on in their lives. Unfortunately, numerous individuals in the state are facing the threat of foreclosure; so now, even their homes are not places where they can go to seek some level of relief.

Need to file for bankruptcy again after a Chapter 7 approval?

You did it, you filed for bankruptcy. After your Chapter 7 filing was approved and your debt discharged, you worked hard to improve your financial situation, but despite your best efforts, you have found yourself facing similar economic struggles again. This is a situation in which many Illinois residents have found themselves. What can you do?

Is tapping your 401(k) plan a good alternative to bankruptcy?

Virtually no one wants to file for bankruptcy. It is far preferable to have manageable debt and generous income streams. However, that is not always realistic. If you are considering tapping into your 401(k) to avoid a bankruptcy filing, it may not be a good move.

Chapter 13, Chapter 7 or debt settlement -- which is better?

Anyone in Illinois who is looking for financial relief has probably seen or heard advertisements for debt settlement programs. These are offered by firms who claim that they will work with one's creditors in order to lower and pay off one's debts. All they ask is that payments go directly to them and not to one's creditors. While the idea may sound appealing, the reality of it for many people is anything but. What really is better, trusting a debt settlement firm or just taking the leap and filing a Chapter 13 or other type of bankruptcy?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy: To file or not to file?

Illinois residents who are really in tough financial spots may not know exactly what to do to help their situations. No one really wants to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but sometimes when the money just is not there it is the best option. How can filing for bankruptcy be of help? What are the drawbacks to it?

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