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Deciding whether bankruptcy is right for you

Facing financial struggles is not necessarily uncommon. Each year, many people in Connecticut will probably feel frustrated over an unexpected bill or a paycheck that was less than expected. These situations might only be brief, but for some people, the financial struggles never seem to end. While bankruptcy is often an effective solution to those struggles, deciding whether to file requires a careful evaluation of an individual's financial situation.

Will bankruptcy help get rid of my student loans?

Getting an education is a crucial step to finding a successful career, but doing so without going into debt can be nearly impossible. College graduates in Connecticut tend to leave school with tens of thousands of dollars in student loans. With stagnant wages and perhaps less than ideal job opportunities, these individuals can quickly fall behind on their payments. Although student loans cannot be discharged in the vast majority of cases, bankruptcy can still be helpful.

Will bankruptcy ruin the rest of my life?

Even if you are living in fear of harassing phone calls from debt collectors and know that your bills are out of control, you may still feel reluctant to take life-changing action. It is not uncommon for people in Connecticut to avoid bankruptcy even when it is one of the most appropriate options for dealing with their debt. If you are worried about how bankruptcy will affect your future, you need to understand that you will still have plenty of financial options.

Bankruptcy: Zombie debt could get worse soon

Paying off debt can take time and effort, but it is often a great relief when it is all said and done. Most people in Connecticut rightly expect for old, paid-off debts to stay in the past where they belong. Unfortunately, so-called zombie debt is a problem that affects many people, harming their financial security. When plagued by zombie debt, some find that filing for personal bankruptcy is helpful.

Bankruptcy: Incomes stagnate as spending rises

The last few months of the year are filled with celebrations and holidays, many of which seem to fall one right after the other. From purchasing new home decor to buying gifts, Connecticut consumers usually end up spending a significant amount of money during this time of year. However, with income remaining fairly stagnant and consumer spending going up, some people might inadvertently find themselves in financially-strained situations. For these individuals, bankruptcy could be helpful.

Can bankruptcy help with overdue medical debt?

Seeking medical care when sick or attending regular appointments for health care prevention is important for the health and vitality of people living in Connecticut. Unfortunately, some people choose to forgo getting necessary medical attention because they are scared of what comes after -- bills. This fear is far from unfounded. Medical debt is a growing problem, although one that can be addressed through bankruptcy.

Scammed students could benefit from bankruptcy

It is no secret that there is a student loan crisis in the United States. Both current and former college students in Connecticut may feel desperate to find a way to repay those loans, but rising tuition costs and stagnant wages have made it nearly impossible for many people. Unfortunately, thousands of students have claimed that they were scammed into student loans by their schools. These individuals and other people may not have considered that bankruptcy could be a more effective strategy for dealing with this type of debt.

Why are so many baby boomers filing for bankruptcy?

Financial trouble can strike at any age and for virtually any reason. Even those who feel as if they have adequately prepared for emergencies should understand that it is impossible to foresee everything that might come up in the future. These types of financial troubles seem to be particularly troublesome for baby boomers in Connecticut. Many are turning to bankruptcy as a result.

Bankruptcy an option for consumers eager to decrease debt

The current unemployment rate in America is relatively low, but that does not mean that some Connecticut consumers feel confident about the future. Reducing debt is a priority for many people right now. However, some people may struggle more than others when it comes to paying off debts. For these individuals, bankruptcy could be a smart choice.

As millennials struggle with credit cards, bankruptcy could help

There is perhaps nothing inherently wrong with having a credit card. Some Connecticut consumers use credit cards to improve their credit scores, or to make specific purchases in order to earn reward points. Paying off the balance every month is often important to maximizing these benefits. Unfortunately, it is easy to end up carrying increasingly larger balances from month to month. As millennials struggle with growing balances, some may find that bankruptcy can be an effective tool for handling overwhelming amounts of debt.

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