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How Long Should You Keep Your Bankruptcy Paperwork? Must-Read Info If You’re Considering Chapter 7 or 13 in North Carolina


Should you keep or toss your paperwork?
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It seems like life is full of papers we don’t need – junk mail, receipts for things we won’t return, school papers, paycheck stubs. For a society that’s trending toward paperless, we’ve got a long way to go. But what about bankruptcy papers, including your petition, discharge, and schedules? How long should you keep those? Here’s a hint – they are as important as your will!

The Seven 0’s of Delight

Introducing 0-0-0-0-0-0-0 Bankruptcy

Or, as we like to call it…

…the Seven 0’s of Delight.

$0 for the initial consultation.
$0 money-down, if you qualify, and lots of people do. 

And…after you file: 

0 nasty calls from bill collectors. 

$0 left owing on lots of bills. 

and 0 choice for your creditors, because the law gives your creditors 0 choice. 

Done right and it's also: 

0 worry, 

0 stress, and 

0 loss of sleep 

1-1-1-1-one-won-"won"derful bankruptcy.

Want to feel "won"derful, "won"drous and "one" with the world?

Want to feel like you "won" that "1" in a million lottery?

Be that "one".

File just "1" bankruptcy case, "one"time  and likely you have "won"…the battle against those “one”rous and life-sucking debts.

Wouldn't it be "won"derful if you did not have more bills than “one” can possibly pay?

Research Shows New Way to Curb Student Loan Default

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Is there a better way to avoid student loan default?

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Student loan default is growing rapidly, and experts say a crisis is looming if the trend doesn’t reverse. Borrowing is on the rise, as is average debt, along with default rates. But research shows a simple tweak in student loan servicing websites could likely end most defaults and help people get and stay on track with their student loans. Here’s a look at what you need to know to avoid a student loan debt crisis in your life.

Can You File Wilmington Chapter 7 Bankruptcy More Than Once?

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How many bankruptcy cases can you file?

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Some things are once-in-a-lifetime experiences for most people. Climbing Mount Everest or getting married are common "one and done" occurrences. Some other things you only want to do once (or never), like heart surgery. But how about bankruptcy? Ideally, Wilmington bankruptcy should be one and done, and you get Chapter 7 debt relief and need never repeat the process. But if you wanted (or needed) to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy again, can you?

Secretary of Education DeVos Declares Student Loan Crisis – What Can You Do?

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Student loan crisis declares Betsy DeVos

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This week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued a warning about the “looming crisis” that is student loans. She said if the system doesn’t change it “will be in serious jeopardy” which can make it more challenging for students to find ways to fund a college education. DeVos said in a speech in Atlanta that the student loan program is “burying students in debt,” as well as taxpayers, and is “stealing from future generations.”

What Happens After Your Greensboro Chapter 13 Is Dismissed?

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If your Chapter 13 case gets tossed, what's next?

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Greensboro bankruptcy for consumers includes the choice of Chapter 7 (liquidation) or Chapter 13 (repayment). If you’re behind on your auto loan or mortgage and you want to keep the asset, usually Chapter 13 better meets those goals. With Chapter 13, you commit to a repayment plan that lasts three to five years and intends to catch you up on secured debt arrears. But sometimes, consumers can’t keep up with their payments or don’t follow the court’s instructions, and it dismisses your bankruptcy case. What then?

Student Loan Delinquency and Default on the Rise

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Student loan repayment problems on the rise

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With student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, the impact on consumers is growing. As of the end of the third quarter of 2018, college debt hit $1.44 trillion with no signs of slowing. That same quarter, student loan delinquency hit higher levels than ever while experts say the statistics underrepresent the problem and it may be much worse. Are your student loans in delinquency or default? Here is what you need to know and solutions to help you cope with unaffordable student debt.

7 Things You Should Do After Wilmington Bankruptcy

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What to do after Wilmington bankruptcy

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When you choose Wilmington bankruptcy to deal with a debt dilemma, it can help you get a fresh start. Filing bankruptcy stops debt collector harassment, foreclosure, and repossession. From there, it opens doors to a better financial future but only if you make the most of it. Here are seven tips to best leverage this new lease on life.

Student Loans Tarnishing Golden Years for Many Seniors

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Student loans can plague older Americans

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When you think of people with student loans, you picture those about to graduate college – not those well into their 60s and 70s, right? Unfortunately, the new reality for many older Americans is that student loans follow them later in life and are a plague on what should be the golden years of retirement. New data from the Federal Reserve shows skyrocketing student loan debt for seniors.

Could Bankruptcy Ruin Your Greensboro Wedding? Watch Out!

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David's Bridal to file bankruptcy 

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It is well-known that financial matters can wreak havoc on a relationship, but what about bankruptcy? As a solution to money woes, bankruptcy might make your marriage stronger. But in this case, it’s a business bankruptcy that could play havoc with your wedding if you’re a Greensboro couple with your big day coming soon. David’s Bridal is struggling, and their bankruptcy case might affect your nuptials.

Should You Pay Extra Towards Student Loans? Maybe Not, Here’s Why

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Got extra money? Maybe don't use it for student loans

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For people paying off their student loans on a traditional 10-year plan and doing fine, paying extra to fast-track paying off your loans can be wise. But for those on other payment plans and with other debt priorities, paying extra towards your loans might not be the smart money decision. Whether it’s a bonus from work, a tax refund, small inheritance, or another cash windfall, think for a moment before you throw it at your student loans. Here's why.

Older Americans Plagued by Debt – Budget Tips and Wilmington Bankruptcy Solutions

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Wilmington seniors may struggle with money

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Many seniors don’t have the luxury of spare cash lying around their house or bank account. When unexpected expenses crop up, older Americans may use credit cards to cover the gap. Social Security payments come just once a month, and some pension plans also pay out every four weeks. When you need cash, and it’s far from direct deposit day, it can make life tough.

Study Shows Females Carry More Debt Than Males - Greensboro Bankruptcy Solutions for Women

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Gender disparity exists in debt

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Debt is on the rise in America. The economy rebounded, and all aspects of consumer debt are skyrocketing. And with the rising debt loads, an uneasy pattern is emerging. Recent statistics show that there is a significant disparity between debt loads of males versus females. Women carry more debt than men from their 30s to their late 60s.

New Study Shows Student Loan Borrowers Have Almost No Savings – Overwhelmed by Debt

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A new survey shows people with student loans are not saving!

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A brand-new study by nonprofit Student Loan Crisis on behalf of Meet Summer showed some disturbing (but not surprising) facts about this debt dilemma. Let’s look at what the survey revealed, what it means for you, and what you can do if you’re overwhelmed by student debt.

4 Uncommon Benefits of Wilmington Bankruptcy

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Benefits of Wilmington bankruptcy may surprise you

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Wilmington bankruptcy is a lifeline for those drowning in debt. Unfortunately, most people see it as the end of the line, and some equate it to hitting rock bottom much like when someone heads to rehab. This is the wrong stance to take on bankruptcy. The majority of consumers didn’t wind up in a financial mess by making knowingly bad choices (as you do with drinking or drugs that land you in rehab). Most of our clients had a significant life event that wrecked their finances.

Are You Being Robocalled Over Student Loans? What You Need to Know

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Student loan robocalls blowing up your phone?

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There’s probably nothing more annoying than having your phone ring and racing to answer it only to realize it’s a robocall. Well, maybe one thing is more annoying - getting there and discovering it’s a robocall from a debt collection agency hassling you about your student loans.


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