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Before filing for bankruptcy or after, many consumers are looking for advice on how to handle their personal finances. A bankruptcy can last on your credit report for several years, but it’s worth pursuing bankruptcy protection for those who feel like their debt has gotten out of control but they want to keep their property. For others, maybe you just need a little bit of help learning how to budget better. Whether it’s about rebuilding your credit, opening a new line of credit without digging deeper into debt, or getting a mortgage after bankruptcy, we want to make National Bankruptcy Forum your first stop for personal finance information. Your next step would be consulting with a qualified bankruptcy attorney or a financial advisor. Good luck!

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5 Personal Finance Moves to Make Before You’re 30

Life after college can be an overwhelming and emotional process. We get our first “real” jobs after spending a few years racking up student loan debt, and then it’s on to possibly looking into buying a home and starting a family. By the time we’re nearing our mid- to late-20s, we wonder: Where has all…

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Will the IRS Really Forgive Most of My Tax Debt?

Have you seen those TV ads where the announcer promises those deep in tax debt that they only need to call, and the company can wave a magic wand and get you a deal where you pay the IRS back pennies on the dollar? If you have a tax lien, or if your debt to…

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7 Ways to Tackle Holiday Debt

The holidays are over, and the bills are now rolling in. Americans incurred $1,054 of holiday debt on average in 2017 — 5% more than the previous year. It can take months or even years to pay that off on your credit cards. If you have a card with a rate of 15.9% and make…

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Best Personal Finance Apps

It seems today that there’s an app for everything. And that’s mostly true! For those of us with busy lives, it can be difficult to keep track of email, appointments, and even our more mundane tasks, like paying bills or managing our finances. The world of online banking, while overall accepted despite some security and…

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Financial Planning for Beginners: What You Need to Know

Earlier this year, household debt balances in America rose to $12.73 trillion, the highest in our history. In fact, 73% of us die in debt. With this much debt, it’s hard for many people to reach long-term goals such as retirement savings, or shorter-term goals such as paying for a wedding. Many of us just wing…

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5 Tips for Spending — and Saving — During the Holidays

Every holiday season, millions of Americans head to the nearest shopping outlet, online or off, to spend hundreds of dollars on gifts for their friends and family. Nearly 3 in 4 Americans shop every Thanksgiving weekend, according to an annual survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF), to score deals on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday,…

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