Being married is never easy. There is never a time where you think that everything is going to be roses and wine. If you do then you weren’t really preparing yourself for marriage. However, being married can be impossible when you and your spouse and facing the very real threat of bankruptcy. There is nothing more unnerving, or humiliating than having lost such a grip on your finances that you are having to face the real possibility of having to file for bankruptcy. Here is a way to navigate that decision peacefully.
The first thing that should be done is come to the understanding that whatever damage has been inflicted is something that was the fault of both parties. It doesn’t matter who came into the marriage with more debt. Once you entered in it became the property of both parties and you are far too good to start playing the blame game. The sooner you get on each other’s side you’ll be better prepared to deal with it.
The next thing you can do is look at each and every option. If you don’t know that bankruptcy is an extreme choice than you haven’t learned enough about it. You should look at every possible option and talk to each creditor. It’s a trying time for the both of you but it’s exactly what you need in order to know that your decision to go into bankruptcy was the right decision. Exhausting all options is the best way.
Being married isn’t made any easier by having to tell a court of law that you need to declare bankruptcy, but once you have settled on it with the right sound mind you will feel so much better as a couple and be ready for the hard road together.
If someone would have told you many years ago that you would have a marriage filled with turmoil and bankruptcy then you wouldn’t have told them they are out of their mind. The truth of the matter is that bankruptcy is something that comes from either one big event, but more likely a series of small events that derail your financial health. In a marriage you will find that filing for bankruptcy is something that can serious put a strain on your marriage. Here are some tips to avoid feeling that.
The first order of business, and the most important, is not to play the blame game. There area number of couples who like to draw sides when it comes to bankruptcy. They play the other person for the reason they are having to make sure a difficult and painful decision. However, there is so much more to it than that. The moment you agree to marriage you have to agree to share the credit for the good and the blame for the bad. There is nothing good that can come of putting the blame on your spouse. All it serves to do is upset them and create a greater division between the two of you.
You have to make sure that you have entered the decision together. The last thing that you or your spouse needs is the realization that one of you was not on board for a decision that would cripple your financial situation for a great number of years. You must be in perfect agreement in order to make the transition into bankruptcy an easy one to handle. Bankruptcy doesn’t have to mean the end of the world and it doesn’t have to ruin your marriage.
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A lot of people believe that bankruptcy is something that only affects the wallet. It’s a series of bad choices that result in one big and ugly legal fix, but there is more to it than that. For many people bankruptcy is like a social stigma much like anything else and it can cause a lot of painful feelings. Of course you have to put things in the right perspective and be ready for the road ahead if you want to live through bankruptcy with sound mind.
Know that there are likely going to be some bad feelings once you have finalized the bankruptcy. You have to deal with the initial fallout and the long term limitations that have been placed on your credit. Of course you have to prepare yourself for this kind of punishment and you have to remember that you had to do it for the greater good.
Something else to consider the way that it makes you feel to know that you have made big mistakes and now you are paying for them. The best thing you can tell yourself is that you did it for the right reasons. If there was a better way you would have done it. All you can do now is just to do what is right.
You might find that you are not dealing with the new found solution as well as you thought you would. You might need to seek counseling or a support group to help you deal with your emotions. These groups are great because they can help you see that it’s nothing to be ashamed of and people have gotten through it before.
Well, so much for a good thing. It appears that Netflix is raising their rates. This means that the faithful subscribers to the premiere online movie rental service will have to pay increases in their fees. Some users could pay up to $72 dollars more a year changing Netflix from very affordable to questionable as a service.
Now, this isn’t anything new as we have all seen a recent rise in the amount of money people are paying for online subscriptions but it does leave the subscribers in a familiar place and one that ends up getting them in trouble. While Netflix isn’t the online service of it’s kind, it’s the one that people are used to and therefore it’s likely not to encourage people to bring their business elsewhere.
The word for this? Lazy. There are many lazy consumers out there who don’t want to do with a temporary hassle for a long term gain. It’s a shame but it’s the way that people are and it’s paramount to the reason why a company like Netflix can raise their rates. They know that the consumers who are with them won’t bother to find a cheaper alternative and the prospective customers won’t go ahead and do the searching to find an alternative either.
It’s this kind of lazy consumerism that has had a big effect on people in the homes. It’s about not taking the effort to protect their home budget and instead just allowing rate hikes and putting themselves in a bit of financial peril. The reality is that a company like Netflix will continue to raise their rates as long as there isn’t a competitive second company. And consumers will keep allowing it to happen.
Well, if the stock market collapse over the last few years has done anything, it’s made the people more willing to seek investment advice. There was a shorter period of time where those who were burned by the market were staving off investing completely. The reason for it was understandable: why invest in a market that just burned you? But, collapse or no collapse, you cannot build wealth without making a plan for your money.
There, in effect, was the solution going forward: having a plan. This time around the amount of people who are seeking investment advice is growing as people are trying to figure out a safe and effective way of handling their future. Many people were treating the stock market like the Wild West. They lived in a world where day trading was ok without a plan. The result was the big burn.
These days people are meeting with a financial advisor to find safe routes to storing their money. These range from money market accounts, Roth IRA’s, and stable stock investment(it sounds like a contradiction of terms, but it’s not). This has led people into investing more money as a result. There is less hesitation on the part of men and women to get invested now that they have the advice, and guidance, of a trained professional.
Of course, with all investing there is the risk of loss. That loss, however, is minimal to the risk involved when looking to invest by oneself. The best thing you can do is weigh the risk versus the reward. In any case, there must be some money invested for the best results possible. Next time you jump into the deep end of the investment pool, get a life preserver: they are at your local bank.
People make a lot of mistakes which leads them to bankruptcy. Of course, once the decision has been reached to file there are even more mistakes that are made. People tend to think that they will have immunity from their problems, or that they can make a couple of smart moves in order to keep property and avoid have to give anything up in the proceedings. It shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that this is never the case. The truth of the matter is that property is one of the biggest things that people make a mistake with in their proceedings.
The first thing people do is transfer the property into the name of someone else. They believe that doing this will keep them from having to give up that property. It’s a smart thought on the surface, but in a court of law, with several creditors looking for money, the court will find that property and take it anyway. The transfer of property would have to be in a window of time before that would be an issue.
Additionally, people will take out a second mortgage on the home in order to reduce the equity in it. The thinking is that the less equity in the home the less likelihood that someone is going to want to take it from them. This isn’t true and, furthermore, this is unnecessary. In most proceedings the government will allow you to keep your home in the event of bankruptcy. Don’t make a foolish choice to save something that won’t likely be taken from you. You have a responsibility to do the right thing when it comes to bankruptcy proceedings. Be smart with your property.
The stress of filing for bankruptcy is large. There is nothing but worry and consternation when it comes to making the decision to admit you are behind the normal realm of help. Still, there are a number of American’s who are pushing the panic button well before it’s needed. Filing for bankruptcy is a big decision and one that could impact you dramatically. Saying yes to filing has to be done with complete certainty that there is no logical way out of your financial situation, or that the way out is too labor intensive to attempt.
Many people who are looking into bankruptcy make the mistake of waiting to consult a professional after they have already made up their mind that filing is going to be the answer. The best course of action is to meet with a debt relief specialist to determine options first. There may be bill consolidation or simple planning that can be done to avoid having to take such a drastic measure.
When the idea comes up of being “labor intensive,” this doesn’t pertain to having to tighten purse strings. In order to avoid the financial pitfall of bankruptcy, the point of surrender must be a pretty severe point. Anything that could take you several years, or something that is going to cost you the immediate loss of property is then considered worth filing for. Anything less than that must be weighed carefully as the risk is so severe that one would have to assume only the highest of financial dangers to result in such in drastic measure.
The ability to file for bankruptcy is a safety net, but one that is a last resort before plummeting to financial death. Abuse of bankruptcy will eventually lead to the same financial death.
Filing for bankruptcy comes with a set of rules that you may or may not be prepared for. There are a number of things that you have to keep in mind. It’s tough to remember all the ins and out of bankruptcy, especially when you consider the emotional distress that it brings on you and your family. Still, there are a few rules that you have to keep in mind before you make your filing official. These rules are simple, but important nonetheless.
A lot of people get the same bright idea when they know their next step is filing for bankruptcy. They decide they are going to run up money on the credit card. They figure “why not? It will all be forgiven in a court of law soon enough.” The bad news for these financial wizards is that there is no forgiveness for purchases made within 90 days of filing. Whoever wrote this law took into account the amount of people who would try this little scam on the system.
Many people think that because they are surrendering to their bankruptcy demons that they are going to lose their retirement account. The last thing they want to do is see a court take it away to pay down debt. The urge to liquefy it is a foolish urge at best. The best thing you can do is keep it there. In most cases the government will not go after it. Cashing it out will cause a huge loss in penalties and early taxing. Do yourself a favor and keep it right where it is. Your filing for bankruptcy must be followed by a set of rules otherwise getting relief could turn into its own nightmare.
For many people who are filing for bankruptcy, the terms and rules are so scary it’s enough to make your head spin. It’s about what do you do, when do you do it, and who do you do it to. This means having to have a basic understanding of what is right and wrong in bankruptcy practice. Now, the issue with most people is they make their mistakes right before going in to get the process started. You don’t want to be that person, trust me. What you want to do is follow two very important steps in making sure you make the right choice.
Here is a common mistake: you pay off a relative before filing. It makes sense, right? You figure why not. The truth of the matter is that you have a number of people you are going to be relieved from paying, why not pay off the one person you want to get their money back. The problem is that is giving preferential treatment to family members and it’s a big no-no. The creditors can come after your family for that loan repayment for up to a year. Don’t make that mistake.
OF course how do you navigate the muddy waters with your family? You begin with honesty. Tell me the situation and let them know that once your debts are squared away you will work with them to make good on that money. There won’t be anything good about having them chased down by creditors in the coming months. You have to keep your family strong and that means not giving them something you didn’t have the right to give them in the first place.