Financial Planning: Get Answers About Bankruptcy Before Its Too Late
The very word “bankruptcy” puts fear into many people’s hearts. For years, the word has been equated with being destitute, being unable to pay bills and being financially insecure. But is that all that bankruptcy is about? The truth of the matter is that many people simply don’t understand what bankruptcy really is. For many people, bankruptcy is a way out of a bad situation and a hand up when they need it most. It is also a life changing experience. These questions and answers are designed to teach you about bankruptcy, what it is, what it can do and what it cannot do.
What is bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy is a legal declaration of the inability to pay your creditors. This does not mean you have no money. On the contrary, many people who declare bankruptcy have enough money to live on. Instead, it means that you do not have enough money to match your basic living expenses and pay people to whom you owe money. How much this is can vary from person to person because every person needs a slightly different amount of money to meet their living expenses. Since there is no...