Tag Archive: Credit score

Using credit reports in bankruptcy

If you are considering a bankruptcy filing but you are concerned because you don’t remember which credit card companies you owe and/or exactly how much you owe them all, what do you do?
First, don’t worry. Remember – most, if not all, of your debts are on file somewhere – in your consumer credit reports. […]

Credit scores: Not all that and a bag of chips

Without a doubt, one of the most frequent questions I get is about credit scores. The question is always some version of: Will a bankruptcy ruin my credit score forever?
Americans have an unhealthy obsession with bad credit, as though a credit score were an indicator of self worth. This obsession is unnecessary. […]

How long does a bankruptcy stay on your credit report?

Bankruptcy filers who would like to rebuild their credit are justifiably concerned about how long a bankruptcy can appear on their credit report.
The answer is that bankruptcy information can stay on your report for 10 years. Most other types of negative information can be reported for 7 years.
Usually, a Chapter 7 stays on a […]

Debunking the myths put forth by “debt relief” companies

Don’t believe the negative myths about bankruptcy. Here’s why.

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