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February 2019 Archives

Use caution when applying for credit cards

Credit cards can either be helpful for harmful when it comes to credit scores. While having open credit can be beneficial on your credit report, high interest rates and charges can make it difficult to keep up with overwhelming credit card payments. This can lead to further debt and even cause some to file for bankruptcy. Credit cards can be especially harmful to people who already have bad credit, as some credit card companies have ways of enticing those with low credit scores to apply. The companies then charge these applicants annual fees, maintenance fees, processing fees and high interest rates to offset their risk.

Filing for bankruptcy as a parent

We have discussed many bankruptcy-related concerns and the different circumstances people who have excessive debt find themselves in. If you are a parent, there are a number of factors that you may want to take into consideration if you are thinking about filing a bankruptcy petition. Regardless of which type of bankruptcy you settle on, there are multiple issues to consider as a parent in this position and bankruptcy could be advantageous for you and your children as well.

Can filing for bankruptcy end creditor harassment?

Ohio residents who are suffering under debt have a lot on their plate. This is especially true if creditors begin to harass you. They may use tactics that border on what could be considered legal, or even some that are downright illegal, to try intimidating you. If you are in that kind of situation, filing for bankruptcy may help.

The stress of unemployment can be a hindrance

When workers show up to their job in Ohio and are met with the startling and unexpected news that they have been laid off, they could be left scrambling to pick up the pieces and figure out where to begin. Rarely, do people ever expect to lose their job. When it happens suddenly, they may be in a dire position if they have not adequately prepared for a situation such as the one, they are now in.

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