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Bankruptcy: A pay later mindset could lead to financial strain

There are many individuals in Ohio and across the nation who live with the mentality that purchasing a new car or home is as simple as taking out a loan. While at the time, one may be fully capable of making the required payments on the loan, and thus may feel there is little risk involved. Unfortunately, this mindset of buy now and pay later might not always be so care-free, and such decisions have left many individuals in pursuit of the relief provided by bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy filings on the rise among older Americans

There are many elderly individuals in Ohio and elsewhere who have experienced the tribulations of financial strain. With the nature of the impact similar concerns can have on one's financial stability, these issues have left many searching through the available options for relief. Recent reports indicate that bankruptcy filings among older individuals have increased by as much as three times over a recent 25 year period.

Debt collection: Getting the facts before making a payment

Dealing with the stress of frequent collection calls can be stressful and daunting, and unfortunately for many individuals in Ohio, this is a reality. When speaking with a debt collection agency, some may feel it best to attempt to provide some form of payment. However, simply adhering to requests for repayment might not always be advisable, as some agencies could be seeking money for debts one may no be longer responsible for.

Overcoming Common Debt Fears

Many people who have trouble paying bills and face mounting debt, also worry about the possible consequences. They may fear extreme ramifications such as going to jail or losing their home. These types of fears can be paralyzing and result in a failure to act at all which can exacerbate debt problems.

Bankruptcy: Dealing with the post-holiday debt blues

Now that the holiday season has come and gone, many consumers in Ohio and elsewhere are left to face the fallout of their recent shopping endeavors. Getting the first credit card bill after the holidays can be extremely stressful. Some of those who are dealing with the after holiday debt blues may benefit from seeking advice on steps to take to cut down on debts, while others might be wondering if bankruptcy is the correct path for relief.

Bankruptcy: High amounts of debt could disrupt one's life

Issues with debt can affect the lives of individuals in Ohio and elsewhere in a variety of ways. In some cases, substantial financial struggles could disrupt one's ability to pursue his or her dreams of owning a home. Recent studies suggest that this is a concern for many millennials, as they may struggle to afford similar pursuits due to the combination of high debt loads and limited savings. Those who encounter similar concerns could consider pursuing the relief provided through outlets such as bankruptcy.

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