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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

My Child Support Is Making My Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Tough

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I was divorced 6 years ago and did not received child support for 4 and 1/2 years and gave my ex $25,000...

I Got a Great Degree I Can't Afford

Steve Rhode | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, Went to Temple University and got a BS in Exercise Physiology. I owe Sallie Mae over $165,000 in loans,...

My Private Student Loan Debt is Out of Control

Steve Rhode | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Hi Steve, Like many others who have written you, I come with a question regarding private student loans. Between m...

I Want to File Bankruptcy

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.25.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I live in rural Idaho where the cost of living is very high, and wages are very low. (It 's Sun Valley, ...

How to Find a Great Bankruptcy Attorney

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

I've written a number of guides about all sorts of debt related issues but for some reason I've never written one about how to find a great bankruptcy attorney. So here goes.

Bankruptcy Is Often the Best Solution for Money Problems

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Here is something you don't expect to hear people say, "If you file bankruptcy your life will get better." Well, I did file bankruptcy and my life did get better. Within three years of bankruptcy we had purchased a house and before that had rebuilt great credit using secured credit cards.

4 Out of 10 Actually Were Able to Discharge Student Loans in Bankruptcy -- But Most Never Try.

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

For years we've all heard the same message that it's near darn impossible to discharge student loans in bankruptcy. But what if that belief was actually more myth than fact?

Bankruptcy Filings Down in 2012, Continued Bad News for Debt Relief Industry

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.07.2012 | Money
Steve Rhode

While it is doubtful that in the next decade or so we will see debt relief service demand at the levels experienced in 2009-2010, we should see a greater demand in the next three to five years. It will just take time to reload the consumer debt pipeline.

Bankruptcy Should Be the Last Resort, Many Say, But That's Just Not True

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

There they go again, "bankruptcy should only be considered as a last resort." We've all heard that rumor or authoritative statement many times. You ev...

Aggressive Debt Collection -- Who's In Your Wallet?

Richard Gaudreau | Posted 08.11.2012 | Money
Richard Gaudreau

Bankruptcy is not on anyone's list of fun things to do. The promise of relief that comes from stemming this negative tide is the deciding factor for most people. If you've filed bankruptcy, and are still being bothered by your creditors, there are some things you can do.