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Category Archives: Personal Finance

How to Rebuild and Repair Credit After Bankruptcy

You took the leap into bankruptcy to stop mounting debt, foreclosure and creditor harassment, and finally have a moment of relief to reassess your financial position and plan for the future. Now what? For most consumers, the next step after debt settlement or bankruptcy is to rebuild and repair credit. This step is essential to… Read More »

Rebuilding Your Credit? Beware of Potential Scams!

Debt overwhelms consumers for all types of reasons such as unexpected bills, medical costs, job loss, loss of a wage earner or mortgage payments on an underwater home. When debt becomes too much to manage, offers of assistance by credit repair companies can seem like a much-needed solution. However, many companies take advantage of desperate… Read More »

How Does Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My Long-Term Savings Plans?

One of many considerations individuals have when filing for personal bankruptcy is how it might affect retirement and other long-term savings plans. No one wants to risk losing his or her pension, 401K or other resource intended to provide support throughout old age. Fortunately, the federal bankruptcy exemption protects these assets — and Pennsylvania law… Read More »

Five (More) Tips for Managing Personal Finances

While creating and sticking to a budget is a great first step to financial success, you can do even more to protect your money. Whether you’ve already gone through bankruptcy proceedings or are proactively trying to avoid them, the following tips for managing your personal finances can help. 1.     Remember that financial markets are cyclical… Read More »

How to Create an Easy-To-Follow Budget

Creating a budget is a simple endeavor once the initial, somewhat time-consuming evaluation of income vs. expenses is complete. The greater challenge is sticking to it. Since budgeting is only as successful as its implementation, we would like to offer some practical suggestions for coming up with a budget that is strict enough to help… Read More »