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You Can Survive Bankruptcy
By Rick Bruya

If people or businesses find themselves overwhelmed with debt, the last resort is usually to file for bankruptcy. As much as possible to try to salvage your record and avoid bankruptcy since this is a red flag on your record and it usually stays there for 7 to 10 years.

These days it is very common for people to be immersed in financial trouble. Many are deep in debt due to unemployment, mounting health bills, or awful spending habits.

If you find yourself on the verge of being bankrupt, take steps in trying to avoid it.

Cut down on your spending, or you may even find a part-time job to earn more money to pay for your debts.

However if these steps do not work and you soon find yourself filing for bankruptcy, consider this your wake up call. It is time you evaluate objectively your spending habits, maybe you spend more than you earn each month.

This however, is not the end of the world; you can still clean up your credit record.

The first step in surviving bankruptcy is learning from your mistakes. If you were overspending, learn to create a budget and stick to it. You may also try to establish an emergency fund, just in case you may find yourself unemployed in the future.

If your health is poor, consider a job with health insurance.

Surviving this difficult time also means taking steps in cleaning up your credit record. Check your records with credit bureaus, go over your accounts, and see if they were properly reported under "included for bankruptcy."

You should also try to get a secured card, but make sure that you do not go over your available limit each month.

Of course, the best advice to anyone for anyone going through bankruptcy is to maintain a positive attitude. Getting discouraged is not really going to help.

Remember, nothing lasts forever. If you take matters into your own hands, you will soon find yourself starting over.

Avoid bankruptcy at all costs. And repairing your credit may feel like an insurmountable task. You can find more information at http://www.squidoo.com/Credit-Repair-Repair. Or get a Free 5-part video series on credit repair at http://www.Credit-Repair-Repair.info

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