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Emergency savings may help, but what if you have none?

Tennessee is by no means isolated from the tremendous economic fluctuation the rest of the nation has experienced in the past couple of decades. If you consider your lifestyle one of average means, you likely have good and bad times concerning finances. Perhaps you're one of the lucky ones who received a raise in pay this year. On the other hand, maybe the extra financial breathing room proved short-lived when unexpected health problems arose.

Avoiding feelings of regret by using caution with credit cards

Constantly dealing with an overwhelming amount of debt can leave you suffering from a lesser quality of life for extended periods. Unfortunately, financial hardships are a concern for many individuals, and while you may take comfort in the fact you aren't alone in this struggle, this knowledge may do little to rectify your situation.

Is your cancer treatment pushing you into debt?

You got the news no one wants to hear from their doctor -- you have cancer. After the initial shock, you learned all about it and what your treatment options were. You picked a course of action and started acting. Now, not too long after starting treatment, you learn your insurance isn't as helpful as you had hoped and you are facing some serious debt if you continue treatment. Sound like your life? It certainly is the reality for a number of Tennessee residents.

Students loans are the source of financial strain for many

Tennessee readers know that many people who go to college leave with student loan debt. With the rising cost of tuition, room, board and textbooks, most people are unable to manage the cost of college on their own, and student loans often seem like the answer. The result is a crisis — thousands of graduates with significant debt burdens they are unable to manage on their own.

Many Tennessee condos at risk for bankruptcy

Tennessee is one of several hot spot states for tourism and is also often seen as a prime retirement location. You may be one of many who own or rent a condominium somewhere in this state. Many people love condo living because it usually means someone else is responsible for major maintenance and upkeep. 

No matter how you got too deep in debt, you're here now

You may be one of many in Tennessee currently facing serious financial problems. Although your situation may be somewhat similar to another person's, the causal factors that led to your financial crisis may be different. Some people are simply not good at handling their money. Many have shopping addictions and tend to spend more than they earn. Others get hit with unforeseen expenses they are completely unprepared to meet, such as major medical bills or credit card debt that adds up after losing a job.

Possible benefits of choosing Chapter 13 over Chapter 7

As similes go, you might say that finances are like ocean tides in that they both have constant ebbs and flows, right? If you think back on your financial history, you likely recall times when you were really on top of your finances and other times when you wondered how to make ends meet. Perhaps there were even times somewhere in between.

Issues that place you at risk for financial crisis

Do you consider yourself thrifty, frugal and good with money? If so, then congratulations, as not every Tennessee resident would say the same! Some people are naturally fiscally minded, while others consider themselves financially challenged in more ways than one. Perhaps you fall some place in between with good years and bad years, or even good weeks and then a few not so good. So many factors go into an individual's financial situation.

Is crowdfunding the best option for addressing medical debt?

For decades individuals have utilized various methods of fundraising as a way to pay for activities or items. You may have participated in a bake sale, car wash or other similar event in your younger years or helped your child with such an endeavor more recently. Often, these fundraisers can help groups or individuals reach monetary goals in order to cover certain expenses.

Which chapter is right for you?

When it comes to trying to overcome financial obstacles, there's no one right or wrong way to do so. Your situation may be vastly different from your nearest Tennessee neighbor's. On the other hand, you may have several issues in common yet determine that your most viable options to resolve your problems are not the same. Whatever events led to your financial crisis to begin with, there's likely a light at the end of the tunnel of which you might not be aware.

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