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Overwhelmed by debt? Take back your life with personal bankruptcy

When a person is living with overwhelming debt, the word living may be somewhat up for debate. If you owe a substantial amount in credit card and/or medical bills, chances are you might have very little left over after paying monthly expenses. Depending on the severity of your debt, you could be unable to even make payments.

Which comes first, bankruptcy or divorce?

Disagreements over money and financial troubles are some of the leading causes of divorce, so it comes as no surprise to learn that some people find themselves facing serious debt either right before or shortly after divorce. If you are facing the end of your marriage and overwhelming debt at the same time, you may be asking yourself if it is better to file for divorce or file for bankruptcy first.

"Just the word bankruptcy embarrasses me"

There are reasons bankruptcy triggers feelings of shame and embarrassment. First of all, creditors want it to trigger those feelings. The more people feel ashamed and disgraced about being unable to pay their bills, the fewer will turn to bankruptcy to solve their problems.

Study highlights medical expenses of cancer survivors

The New Year is here, and many in the Southaven area may be resolving to get healthier in 2016. From working out more often to eating healthier meals, it's not uncommon for New Year's resolutions to center on health and wellness. Still, there are some health conditions that people have little control over; some unfortunate individuals may be stricken by diseases like cancer no matter how healthy their lifestyle.

Holiday season throws spotlight on need for debt relief

Personal finance is a topic few people want to think about during the holiday season, but it can literally pay off to be money-conscious this time of year. Still, with all the stress of the season, dealing with credit card debt and other forms of debt can seem overwhelming. When accounts go to collections and debt collectors are added to the mix, the results can be extremely unsettling.

Financial challenges, student loans and "robocalls"

Mississippians use their cellphones and smartphones for just about everything these days, including negotiating with creditors and discussing debt with lenders. However, for anyone who has ever struggled with unpaid bills and owed money as a result, the telephone's ringing can be cause for alarm. Filing for personal bankruptcy can put a stop to creditors' attempts to contact a person and allows a bankruptcy attorney to handle communication with creditors.

A look at personal bankruptcy reform 10 years on

As Mississippi and the rest of the country continues to work its way through a struggling economy, many local residents have either filed for bankruptcy or at least considered it. In many ways personal bankruptcy is a huge step for any individual, but it is often the only way to truly obtain a fresh financial start.

A look at personal bankruptcy reform 10 years on

As Mississippi and the rest of the country continues to work its way through a struggling economy, many local residents have either filed for bankruptcy or at least considered it. In many ways personal bankruptcy is a huge step for any individual, but it is often the only way to truly obtain a fresh financial start.

Bad credit doesn't just affect those filing for bankruptcy

In the past, even the recent past, filing for bankruptcy often carried with it a certain amount of social stigma. Nowadays, though, in an economy that's tough to predict, personal bankruptcy is viewed more objectively by many people. Individual bankruptcy, whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, can be a powerful and strategic tool for gaining new financial footing. If utilized correctly, personal bankruptcy can help those who have few other options. In addition, it can aid individuals in learning new financial habits and freeing-up money to pay off non-dischargeable debts.

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