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Financial columnist urges caution about debt settlement

It is not a surprise to learn that debt relief is on the minds of many Wisconsin residents. Overwhelming debt remains a nationwide problem and most people would grasp at anything that seems like a solution. Debt settlement companies offer plans and programs that seem foolproof, but one financial columnist with NerdWallet cautions people to think twice before succumbing to the allure of debt settlement without careful consideration.

When your degree does not lead to a high paying job

Student loans seemed like a great idea when you first started college. You could pay for your tuition, graduate and earn enough money to make the payments. Unfortunately, you only have a six-month grace period before you have to make that first post-graduation payment. When you are earning entry-level wages and trying to pay rent and take care of your other living expenses, it can seem like an impossible task to keep up with your student loans.

How an attorney can assist with a chapter 7 bankruptcy

Here is a scenario we have seen with our clients. You have been struggling with your debt for a long time. After trying desperately to sort out the situation and get back on track, you finally realize chapter 7 bankruptcy is your solution. You assume that because you are so far in debt, working with a lawyer is out of your reach. However, you have trouble with your bankruptcy and don't know where to turn for help, leaving you even more in debt and at loose ends altogether.

Many people with cancer have to worry about bankruptcy, too

When you first get diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening illness, you worry mostly about your health and future. Will you see your children (or grandchildren) graduate school? Will the treatments cause pain and discomfort? Will you be part of the percentage of people who "beat" this condition?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Wisconsin | An overview

If you are like most residents in the Appleton region of Wisconsin, filing for bankruptcy is the last debt relief solution on your list of options. People naturally fear bankruptcy even though it does not carry the stigma it once did. When you realize that this option is your best choice, you must then decide whether to pursue a chapter 7 or a chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Filing a bankruptcy in the middle of an emergency

Most of the time, people facing financial disaster should avoid rushing the process of filing for bankruptcy. After all, a bankruptcy that works in your best interests benefits from careful planning and preparation. Unfortunately, life does not always give those facing financial problems time to prepare.