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February 2017 Archives

Personal debt problems are not necessarily tied to the economy

It has been eight years since the economy started to show signs of recovery after the financial crash. In recent months, financial analysts and media pundits have spoken of the rise in the stock market as a sign is increased financial security. The inflation rate has remained low at roughly 2 percent, according to USA Today. As the economy continues to recover, analysts say that more Americans are seeing a rise in income. But, even with the low inflation rate and rising incomes, many consumers continue to struggle to make ends meet in the real world.

Explore the basics of bankruptcy before filing

Unanticipated events such as the loss of a job or a medical emergency have caused financial difficulties for many Ohio consumers. When debt problems become overwhelming, researching possible remedies may be the first step to take. One of the options that usually provides a fresh start is bankruptcy, and learning about the different filing alternatives can help in deciding the most appropriate course of action. 

Business debt lead to sports distributor's Chapter 11 filing

A sporting goods distributor that has several stores in Ohio -- some in Cincinnati -- has announced its recent filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It announced that liquidation sales would immediately commence at all 68 its stores nationwide. This came after the company was unable to reach agreements related to business debt in out-of-court negotiations.

Understanding bankruptcy and your credit score

Many individuals and married couples in Ohio carry significant balances on their credit cards. Often, consumers try to manage overwhelming medical bills, credit card payments and other forms unsecured debts by making the minimum monthly payments. If you can keep up with these payments without falling further in debt, all may be well.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy: Will you lose your car?

Unfortunately, anyone can experience financial difficulties. When an Ohio resident faces financial challenges that seem overwhelming, he or she might consider bankruptcy. However, if that person needs a car to earn a living, there may be a fear of losing it in bankruptcy. While Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidates most assets, there are steps that a consumer can take to maintain ownership of a car.

Business debt: The duties of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee

When small business owners in Ohio go through difficult times, they may be looking at options to relieve the pressure and get back on track. Business debt can be overwhelming, and the appropriate step might be to seek professional advice. A Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing may be a suitable solution, and the business may be saved under the supervision of a court-appointed trustee.

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