February 2018 Archives

Would you qualify for Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

If you are currently experiencing financial problems, you definitely aren't the only one in New Jersey thrown off course. Whether treating credit like cash was a main factor or you experienced unexpected medical expenses or job loss, it's not uncommon for minor financial strain to turn into major financial crisis in a short amount of time. The good news is most financial problems are solvable. The key to success often lies in knowing what options are available.

New rules bring hope to those struggling with medical debt

Although your struggle with unpaid debt may feel like a lonely road to walk, you are not alone. In fact, if the main reason for your credit problems is unpaid medical debt, you are one of about 43 million in New Jersey and across the country. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that this figure means there are delinquent medical bills included in about one in every five credit reports.

Hiding a vehicle likely will not prevent repossession

When you purchased your new vehicle, you may have been in a stable financial spot and felt that you could handle the payments. However, after a sudden setback — or multiple setbacks — you may have found yourself in dire financial straits. As a result, your car loan payments may have continually gotten pushed to the side, and now, you have defaulted on your loan.

What is the best way for you to handle your medical debt?

After needing medical attention, you may feel relieved to know that the issue will no longer bother you or that you at least know the steps you need to take to ensure that you can address your condition properly. However, that relief may prove short lived when you receive the bills associated with your medical procedures, doctor visits, medication or other related expenses. Unfortunately, these costs can easily reach thousands of dollars even after one visit.

The risks of being enticed by the convenience of a credit card

Debt can come in a multitude of forms and fashions, each of which could have a substantial impact on your quality of life. If you are experiencing prolonged periods of financial hardship, you may be searching diligently for some form of relief, potentially leading you to consider pursuing aid through a credit card.

Chapter 7 offers a clean slate

You have undoubtedly hit many low points as you struggled to get your finances back in order. Whether your troubles stem from a job loss, medical emergency or just poor planning, it seems like no matter how great an effort you make to get on track, the bills keep coming and the debt keeps rising.

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