Let us create a 3D eBook for you!
Let us create a 3d Digital eBook for you! DigyCat.com

Life After Bankruptcy


Bankruptcy and Credit - What Happens After Your Debts Are Discharged?

Bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for ten years. But you may be able to get credit fairly quickly - almost immediately after a bankruptcy - although you will pay dearly for it.

Due to anomalies in the credit scoring process, you're likely to have a better score than you had while you were struggling with debt. Also if you handle debt responsibly from then on, you will find your credit score will be close to prime within a few years.

Credit scoring gives more weight to more recent events. So if you use of credit is down and you're handling your debts responsibly, you score will go up. Remember you have to use credit to get a credit score.

Many lenders love to extend credit to recent bankrupts. They know you have more free cash because most of your debts were discharged. They also know you can't go bankrupt again for another seven years. So they will extend credit, usually with outrageously high interest rates.

If you managed to keep your car and/or house through the bankruptcy, your first step is to pay these bills on time.

If you have to start fresh expect to pay. A car loan may carry a 21% interest rate. Credit cards you're offered might have an interest rate around 24%. These rates will make it very difficult to stay on top your debt.

Many experts advise that if you need a new car to get it before you apply for bankruptcy and keep your payments up. You'll have a lower interest rate and will be on your way to re-establishing credit.

You might only qualify for a secured credit card at first. You will have to make a deposit of several hundred dollars with a bank, which will then grant you a line of credit in the same amount. If you handle this card correctly, the card will be converted into a regular unsecured card in a year or so. Make sure the lender is making periodic reports about your good behavior to the credit bureaus.

Don't use more than 20 - 25% of your available credit, even if it's only $500. Pay your bills on time. If you act responsibly, in a few years you will be able to loans and mortgages at rates only slightly higher than prime borrowers get.

If you need to rent an apartment, you might have more difficulty. Landlords who check your credit report might not rent to you at all. Your auto insurance premium will likely rise and you might have difficulty getting a new job. These are some of the downsides of going bankrupt.

Everything is not all brightness and light, but the few sacrifices you will face might be worth the removal of the emotional and financial pain you are suffering every day you struggle with a load of unpayable debt.

Chris Cooper is a retired attorney who has spent several periods of his life deep in debt. At http://www.credit-yourself.com he tries to pass on some of the knowledge he picked up in his journey to become debt free.


MORE RESOURCES:

Debt Releif - Google News

This RSS feed URL is deprecated

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Freedom Debt Relief Offers 5 Tips to Help Consumers Avoid Becoming Victims of Identity Theft - PR Newswire (press release)


Freedom Debt Relief Offers 5 Tips to Help Consumers Avoid Becoming Victims of Identity Theft
PR Newswire (press release)
SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As travel and online shopping ramp up during the holiday season, the risk of identity theft grows as well – and these common crimes can result in increased cost of debt for people who do not catch the ...

and more »

Browne calls for Paris Club debt relief - Antigua Observer


Courthouse News Service

Browne calls for Paris Club debt relief
Antigua Observer
Yesterday, Prime Minister Gaston Browne seized an opportunity to call on the Paris Club group of lenders to grant his country some breathing space on its debts, as the nation looks to recover from the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irma in September.
Calling Conditions Primitive, Barbuda PM Vies for Hurricane Relief Courthouse News Service

all 8 news articles »

FSB requests all documents on Yeltsin Center's $10m-debt relief - https://en.crimerussia.com/


https://en.crimerussia.com/

FSB requests all documents on Yeltsin Center's $10m-debt relief
https://en.crimerussia.com/
The Office of the Federal Security Service in Sverdlovsk region requested for all materials on the transaction upon which the government of the Sverdlovsk region will write off interest on the debt of Yeltsin Center in the amount of 598 million rubles ...

Puerto Rican coalition calls for full recovery funding and debt relief - Florida Politics (blog)


Florida Politics (blog)

Puerto Rican coalition calls for full recovery funding and debt relief
Florida Politics (blog)
A national coalition of Puerto Rican groups with heavy representation in Central Florida urged in Orlando Monday for Congress to offer full relief funding for the hurricane-ravaged island and for Florida and federal relief for evacuee housing in the ...

and more »

Getting Help with Credit Card Debt: Freedom Debt Relief Suggests 7 ... - Markets Insider


Getting Help with Credit Card Debt: Freedom Debt Relief Suggests 7 ...
Markets Insider
SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the many Americans who face unmanageable credit card debt, it's time to get their financial lives in order, ...

and more »

Feds sue nation's largest debt-relief provider - Jackson Clarion Ledger


Jackson Clarion Ledger

Feds sue nation's largest debt-relief provider
Jackson Clarion Ledger
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has sued the nation's largest provider of debt-settlement services, alleging that Freedom Debt Relief deceived and misled consumers about its services and fees. The agency announced the lawsuit Wednesday in a ...

and more »

China makes no offer of debt relief for Venezuela - ABC News


Venezuelanalysis.com

China makes no offer of debt relief for Venezuela
ABC News
China on Thursday made no offer of debt relief to Venezuela, but said it was confident the country can deal with the problem. The statement from the foreign ministry came a day after Russia and Venezuela signed a deal in Moscow that envisages Venezuela ...
Venezuela, Russia Agree to Restructure Debt as China Voices Confidence in Caracas Venezuelanalysis.com
Putin extends lifeline to cash-strapped Venezuela CNNMoney
Obscure Dutch Firm Wins Venezuelan Oil Block As Debt Tensions Mount OilPrice.com
RT
all 137 news articles »

Russia Offers Venezuela Debt Relief - Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Russia Offers Venezuela Debt Relief
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW—Russia threw a lifeline to Venezuela on Wednesday, restructuring the more than $3 billion it is owed by its economically and politically troubled South American ally. The Russian Finance Ministry said the debt of $3.15 billion would now be ...

Freedom Debt Relief: CFPB “fundamentally misunderstands” debt settlement process - HousingWire


HousingWire

Freedom Debt Relief: CFPB “fundamentally misunderstands” debt settlement process
HousingWire
Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Freedom Debt Relief, the nation's largest debt settlement services provider, claiming that the company repeatedly lied to its customers about the company's ability to negotiate debt settlements.
Consumer board accuses Freedom Debt Relief of alleged deception ... Legal News Line

all 7 news articles »

LargeFriends.com - the best dating site for plus-sized singles!
SuccessfulMatchCentral.com - the best dating site for plus-sized singles!

PreLaunchX

PrimeNews Domain Is For Sale - $5,000 For Enquiries eMail Us

© www.PrimeNews.biz - 2012

home | site map | links