Why You Should Consider Filing For Bankruptcy

With the current standards of living it is difficult to keep track of your spending without incurring debt. What you need to ask yourself is how deep you should go into debts.

With the increasing need of money and its scarcity one can easily find themselves buried under a mountain of debt issues. When that happens you need to consider filing for bankruptcy.

With help from a skilled bankruptcy attorney you should be able to keep away debt collectors from bringing you down.

They can also help you to stop foreclosures, repossessions of vehicles as well as bring wage garnishment to a standstill. The can also bring all those annoying bill collection calls to a grinding halt.

Filing for bankruptcy also will allow you to get involved in counseling programs of credit management. These are classes that will teach you how to handle your finances in order to avoid future problems.

Major Causes of Financial Loss

There are many factors that push people into debts either willingly or unwillingly. One of them is the problem of unforeseen medical bills.

Medical expenses: These types of expenses can really drain your pockets – especially if you don’t have health insurance.

Job Loss: Also, losing a job can send you into big financial tailspin if that was your only source of income and then all of a sudden it’s not there anymore.

Divorce: Divorces are another common money drain of many people – especially if they walk away with half (or more) or you wind up having to pay them a considerable amount of alimony and other financial support.

Poor Budgeting: Budgeting badly is a big reason why people fall into debts. If you do not budget well, you many find yourself falling into deep financial problems due to overspending.

Bad Investments: Also, some people make bad investments and wind up in a hot financial mess. It’s not bad to invest, but some people do not invest wisely – causing them to incur huge financial losses if the deal goes bad.

With this they end up borrowing money and then get stuck trying to repay loans that they were never equipped to handle in the first place. It’s a vicious cycle and a hard lesson learned that stresses that it’s just not wise to risk more than you can stand to lose.

Unexpected Emergencies: And of course those darn unexpected emergencies can side-swap us all hitting us lack a mack truck and leaving us upside down financially.

The above circumstances can ruin even the best of us. This is why you should always make the best effort that you can to put money aside to cushion you in times of need. You just never know what’s gonna happen.

Bankruptcy May Be The Right Choice For You

When you’ve genuinely tried every other option but it turns out your financial burden just ain’t movin’, then like the saying goes… sometimes it’s just best to “let sleeping dogs lie”.

Filling for bankruptcy can be a great tool to help you out during hard times. With it comes the chance for you to walk away from your debts and start fresh. Through it you can learn from your financial mistakes and come back even stronger!

While filing for bankruptcy most definitely should not be your first choice, it may be your best last resort to start anew.

30 Replies to “Why You Should Consider Filing For Bankruptcy”

  1. Bankruptcy is such a difficult situation for anyone. It is good to see an article that shows how people can get into this problem and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel when they do!

  2. In my view, poor budgeting is the major cause of financial loss. This has happened to me a couple of times and I always find myself in debt. It’s reassuring to know that bankruptcy is there for me as a last result, if I were to need a fresh start. I could also really do with the financial management classes.

  3. This is a helpful article. It takes away the stigma associated with filing for bankruptcy and provides guidance on how to go about it. Even the best of us can find ourselves in need of this, especially with the current economic trends.

  4. Personally, I feel like the main cause of bad budgeting is either that they are living beyond their means, without being willing to cut their spending back, or they never learned to budget in the first place. Budgeting requires commitment, determination and the budget also has to be reasonable at the same time. For example, it would be highly unreasonable for a family of four to have only $50 for food a month and be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  5. Filing for a vankruptcy means that you will not experience the stresses that debt collectors bring about. It also means that one will be able to clear his or her debts comfortably and under advicement of a bankruptcy attorney. Filling out a bankruptcy helps one to not repeat the same financial mistakes next time.

  6. The article makes a great point in bringing forth the notion that most people think that bankruptcy is most associated with poor financial planning. In essence, emergencies such as medical or job loss can be catalysts. One can never claim for certain that they will never be a victim of bankruptcy.

  7. This article is very informative. Now I know that filing for bankruptcy is not always a bad thing for business and that it can save me from getting buried in more financial debt. This also reminds me to manage my finances properly.

  8. This is really informative!! I really liked your last statement, which states that banktruptcy should be our last resort. Most of us assume that bankruptcy is a safe way out from debt but it’s not. Very few of is actually informed about complete details regarding bankruptcy, how it works and its impact on a person’s financial status. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Well I wouldn’t say that bankruptcy is not a “safe” way out of debt, but it definitely shouldn’t be your first choice.

  9. Thanks for the information . I now understand bankruptcy in a wider scope, coz I used to think that filing bankruptcy meant you were completely broke.

  10. Thanks for the informative article. Bankruptcy may not necessarily be a bad thing and it is definitely not the fatal situation that the media portrays it to be. It gives a person the opportunity to sort out their financial gradually without undue pressure and armed with better knowledge

  11. Well this is pretty much an eye-opener for me. I knew about filing for bankruptcy but I thought of it as a cowardly move to do so. But at least know, maybe accepting defeat isn’t such a bad decision after all especially when it comes to these finances. I never knew you could try getting back up by even doing so. Thanks for this! I just hope I don’t have to do this too. But in the case I need to, at least I generally know what to do about it.

    1. Thank you for your comment Nicolae. Yes, bankruptcy is a clean slate, that’s what it is. But it can stay on your record for up to 10 years and of course carries its share of repercussions and stigma. But no doubt, it is a system that’s put in place to where a person that is carrying a serious amount of financial burden can legally walk away from their debts and start fresh.

  12. Very informative article. The modern economy can rise and fall unexpectedly and more and more people should be educated in ways in which they can protect themselves.

  13. This is a very informative article on how to handle finances. Considering might filing for bankruptcy may sound negative to some but when you look into the bright side, there are some things about it that brings about a fresh start. It really is hard to manage our finances because of the many factors that affect it but once we know our priorities, it will be easier for us to manage it.

  14. The article is quite educative, if you take it positive then it is of help from a lot of stress.But i know most people will take advantage of the benefits.

  15. This is an educative article.Am sure we all have experienced one of these reasons as to why we find ourselves in almost irrecoverable debts due to poor financia planning.All is better now that i have learnt filing for bankraptcy could help if nothing is worth helpful.

    1. Hi Mwanzia, well bankruptcy is not always due to poor financial planning. Sometimes it can just be due to tough and unpredictable circumstances that some people may be dealt with. But all you can do is try your best to avoid it, but if you should need it, this option is available. Hopefully when reading this article in full it makes that point clear.

  16. A very informative and resourceful article. Based on the arguments presented prevention is better than cure. Get health insurance, have several streams of income, save periodically, budget effectively and you may evade bankruptcy. If these fail then don’t be shy just file for bankruptcy.

    1. This is a very good article, not only does it explain the guide on filing for bankruptcy but also the major causes of financial loss. this can give us a know-how in preventing a financial crisis, especially for the working class who runs mostly on credit and debts. it’s worth the read!

  17. It’s good to know that I could always file for bankruptcy when I find myself buried in debts. However, it will be better to manage our money wisely now than suffer later. Nice article.

  18. Filing for bankruptcy is not bad after all. I always thought that filing for bankruptcy is the end of all but it can actually save you from a lot of trouble. Thinking ahead especially in financial terms could really help you if there will be an emergency or unexpected bills. Saving and wise spending will definitely assure financial security.

  19. I have always thought negatively about bankruptcy, but it turns out to be a good thing. It is a perfect way to get creditors off my back.

    1. Well it can be a good thing for some. It all depends on your situation. Explore and weigh out all your debt elimination options in order to find out the best solution for you.

  20. There are many reasons why some people get buried in debts. Like what the article said, sometimes unfortunate things happen that push people to borrow money. It is hard to live with too much debts. Filing for bankruptcy can give a person a new start. However, as much as possible, we should try not to incur too much debts.

  21. This article makes a good point. It is definitely better to file for bankruptcy than get yourself buried in debt. A lot of people think otherwise because of the bad name bankruptcy usually gives. However, learning how to manage finances in order for bankruptcy not to be necessary is more ideal.

  22. Bankruptcy can put us on a much worst condition if we don’t think ahead, specially if it caught us off guard. overall this is a very good guide.

  23. This article has given me a new view on bankruptcy. Maybe I should manage my finances better for the future.

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