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How will bankruptcy effect my credit score? A bankruptcy attorney explains what happens and how to rebuild your credit score after bankruptcy.

Can I Get a Loan After Filing for Bankruptcy?

After filing for bankruptcy, you may notice that it is difficult to get a loan. Bankruptcy can seriously hurt you credit score. It stays on your credit report for up to 10 years from the date you file. However, just because you have a bankruptcy on your record does not mean that you are shut out of the market for an entire decade. As a matter of fact, during those 10 years, it is possible to build a decent credit score while you wait for the bankruptcy to fall off your credit report. You may even be able to build your credit up to a respectable level within three to five years. That might, however, be easier said than done. Here are some tidbits of advice to help you repair your credit enough to obtain a loan after bankruptcy. Follow your credit score closely. Once the bankruptcy is complete, request…
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Setting Financial Goals for the New Year

The New Year is upon us, Washington D.C.! As everyone decides on what their New Year’s resolution is going to be, consider taking a long look at your finances. Some of the major financial goals people focus on at the beginning of a new year are personal finances, saving and investing. If you are seeking financial independence, you should follow these tips to ring in the new year the right way. It starts with assessing where you are currently. Before you can commit to any new goals, you need to figure out what your baseline is. Look at your savings, debts and investments. While this may seem like a stressful thing to do at the beginning of a new year, it is important to do so that you can set realistic financial goals for 2018. Budgeting is key! Now that you have an idea of where you currently stand, you…
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Is Credit Card Debt Bankrupting Millennials?

Are millennials being crushed under a mountain of credit card debt? Is bankruptcy lurking on the horizon for many millennials? Today’s millennials have more debt than ever, between credit cards, expensive student loans, car payments and (sometimes) mortgages. Over two-thirds of millennials are paying back at least one source of long-term debt. Over one-third have more than one source of long-term debt. And given that the average millennial salary is less than $35,000, this age group faces a huge struggle paying off these debts. Millennials forego cars, moving out of their parents’ houses and getting married because it just isn’t financially feasible to do those things. Among all types of debt plaguing millennials, the largest by far is student debt. And because student debt is such a problem, many millennials fall into a debt spiral. Because they must pay expensive student debts, they have a harder time paying off other…
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