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Is higher education worth student loan debt?

It is a major topic of debate, and also a primary concern for millions. It is both a necessary expense and a dark cloud that can follow graduates for decades. Student loan debt has been in the spotlight for years, as it simultaneously symbolizes a higher education and, more recently, years of ongoing struggle. As a result, some have turned to bankruptcy. This leads many Tennesseeans to ask, is excessive student loan debt worth the satsifaction of earning a degree?

Can I ever have good credit after a Chapter 7?

If you are one of the many people in Tennessee who is feeling the pressure of mounds of debt that only seem to rise despite your best efforts, you may well have given thought to filing for bankruptcy. While it might sound good to know that you could relieve yourself of some of the debt you owe and cannot pay, you might also be concerned about the long-term impact on your credit of filing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. 

Can you stop wage garnishment?

Tennessee residents who fall into debt will eventually find themselves being targeted and potentially even threatened by collection agencies. Commonly, these agencies will garnish your wages in order to collect your debt payments from you. This can have a hugely negative impact on your finances, especially if you're the primary financial support in your household. But can it be avoided?

Understanding the bankruptcy means test

Residents in Tennessee who are considering filing for bankruptcy should educate themselves about the process as part of determining whether or not a Chapter 7 bankruptcy really is the right option for them. One of the steps that people pursuing bankruptcy must complete is to take what is called the means test. 

Managing bankruptcy and divorce

If you are one of the many people in Tennessee who is facing the potential end of your marriage, you may also be experiencing severe financial problems. It is not unusual for money to contribute to marital strife and even the irrevocable breakdown of a marriage. When in this situation, you may be giving consideration to filing for bankruptcy as a way of getting a fresh financial start much like filing for divorce might give you a fresh start in other aspects of life.

How many people file bankruptcy in Tennessee?

The great recession may feel like history now as the economy continues to improve in Tennessee and across the nation. However, that does not mean that three are not consumers who continue to experience serious financial difficulties. Businesses may still lay workers off and individuals might be forced to pay excessive costs for health-related matters ranging from direct medical treatment to in-home care and more. These are just two of the situations that often contribute to a person needing to seek help for unmanageable levels of debt.

Consignment store files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

A consignment store in a northeastern state has closed its doors as of July, according to local business news. In Tennessee and elsewhere, retail shops continue to struggle financially. Chic 2 Chic closed its doors unexpectedly and has since filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. A creditor's meeting is scheduled for Sept. 12. 

What debts can I include in a Chapter 7?

If you are one of the many people in Tennessee who is struggling to make ends meet and to keep up with your bills, you may be wanting to consider bankruptcy. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy plan may well provide you wiht the level of debt relief that you need in order to start over with a clean slate and get back on a positive financial footing. However, before you rush into the decision to file for bankruptcy, it is important for you to know that not every type of debt is able to be discharged with a bankruptcy.

Rate of bankruptcy filings is once again on the rise

Reaching the decision to file for bankruptcy is never an easy one for people in Nashville. Many people worry about the stigma associated with bankruptcy but it can also have many benefits. Having debts discharged and being able to start over financially are often well worth it.

ACA led to dramatic drop in bankruptcies over last few years

For many people who struggle with debt in Tennessee, filing for bankruptcy ends up being their best option. Bankruptcy can be an opportunity to wipe one’s financial slate clean and start over again without past debts hanging overhead. While the reasons may vary from person to person, a common cause that leads people to incur large bills that they cannot afford is medical expenses. In fact, according to USA Today, medical debt is the number one reason that people file for bankruptcy.

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