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July 2014 Archives

Debt relief through bankruptcy can help former college students

Debt is a four-letter word that sparks a range of emotions in people, including frustration and even anger or desperation. This is because consumers in Pennsylvania and other parts of the country often struggle to get rid of their extensive debt and are eager to obtain some form of debt relief. A particular segment of the population that is particularly struggling with debt includes those who attended for-profit postsecondary institutions and took out large loans to train at these schools.

Window maker files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

No matter how long a company in Pennsylvania may have been in business, sometimes the economic climate or a change in the industry forces the business to shut its doors once and for all. This may be necessary if the business owner’s liabilities exceed his or her assets, and there seems to be no way of getting out of the financial hole. One company in a nearby state ended up filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy recently.

More people paying off credit card debt, research shows

Using credit cards is one of the easiest way to rack up thousands of dollars in debt. This is especially true if a person in Pennsylvania encounters a financial emergency that requires use of a credit card. However, credit card debt is one of the hardest types of debt to eradicate because of the high-interest rates often tacked onto these cards. Research shows that an increasing number of people in America realize this and are becoming more conservative in their credit card usage.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy filed by construction company

Even though business owners in Pennsylvania may aspire to thrive for years and even decades, a company's financial status may quickly take a turn for the worst given the right situation. For instance, a dip in the economy may keep buyers from purchasing a company's services or products. One construction company in another state recently decided to file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy after being unable to keep its doors open.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy can provide debt relief for businesses

Starting a business can be exciting, but when the economy is poor and business isn't booming as expected, this can cause duress in Pennsylvania. A few tips can help businesses in our state try to financially stay afloat during the toughest of times. Still, if they end up accruing debt that seems impossible to overcome, then Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection may be a viable and responsible option.

Bankruptcy can provide debt relief to patients with medical debt

People sometimes have a choice in whether they will get into debt or not: for instance, they choose to buy a house, they choose to go to college and they choose to purchase a car. However, most people don’t choose medical debt. Rather, they often have no choice but to get into debt to cover medical expenses associated with an unanticipated medical condition or emergency. Like other types of debt, medical debt in Pennsylvania can wear on a person to the point that he or she may seek debt relief in order to stay financially afloat and reclaim a sense of peace.

Debt relief is possible for university grads with debt

The thought of finishing college with a new degree can naturally be exciting. The idea of paying tens of thousands of borrowed dollars back to the government over the course of two or more decades -- not so thrilling. For some people in Pennsylvania, the process can seem downright dreadful if they can’t earn enough wages to cover their debt or can’t find work at all. People facing these scenarios may understandably be ready for automatic debt relief.

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