A recent court decision is worrisome for struggling student loan debtors. The US Bankruptcy Court issued a harsh ruling in the case of Janice Faye Hopson v. Illinois Student Assistance Commission and U.S. Department of Education. Here’s a look at the case, the unforgiving outcome, and what it means for those struggling to pay their college debt.
The day you get your bankruptcy discharge is one for celebration. It’s a break out the champagne, dance in the streets moment. With your Greensboro bankruptcy discharge achieved, you’ve wiped out debt, bill collectors aren’t dogging your steps, and you’ve got room to breathe. So, now what? Check out these seven post-discharge steps to make the most of your fresh financial start.
Court verdict offers hope for student loan debtors
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Student loan debtors eyeing bankruptcy relief for their college debt have a cause to celebrate after a recent court victory. A United States bankruptcy court in Iowa just granted a full discharge of student loans in a case that reflects a growing judicial shift on undue hardship and student debt.
One of the worst things about a personal financial crisis is dealing with debt collectors. Once you get behind on bills, you can expect your home and cell phones to start ringing, your mailbox to fill with late notices, and to be harassed with calls at work as well. Wilmington bankruptcy can help.
Student loans are a burdensome reality for most college graduates. If you’re struggling with a stack of loans you can't afford, no doubt you’re looking for answers. Advice about brown bagging lunch and skipping Starbucks is nice, but when you’ve got $50k in student loans, it seems like a drop in the bucket.
When planning for your future, a 401(k) account helps you plan for your golden years. Many employers provide 401(k) investment opportunities for their employees – and offer a match that can help you set aside even more for your golden years. That account is an asset, and you might not know this, but you can borrow against it. If you file Greensboro bankruptcy, you should carefully consider the fate of your 401(k) and any applicable loans.
It’s rare that someone has just one student loan. Even if your major stays the same and you stick to the same college and power through in four years or less, you won’t have just one student loan. You’ll have many. That’s one of the reasons it can be a challenge to get your debt under control in the aftermath of leaving college.
American Chopper star Paul Teutul Sr files Chapter 13 bankruptcy
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Paul Teutul Sr. rose to fame on the Discovery Channel’s “American Chopper” that aired from 2003-2010. The successful show brought in around 3.4 million viewers per episode and encouraged profits at Teutul’s California cycle shop, Orange County Choppers. But despite his success, Paul Teutul recently filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Here’s a look at this fascinating celebrity bankruptcy case.
College gets more expensive by the year, and many parents want to foot the bill to get their kids through school. Unless you are independently wealthy or managed to amass a sizable college account, it can be a financial reach. For many parents that want to make sure the next generation gets a degree, that means taking on debt. One of the most common forms of finance is the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) loan.
When considering Greensboro bankruptcy, timing is everything. Getting into unmanageable debt isn’t an overnight process but a downhill slide over time. It usually starts with a bill you can’t pay on time, then escalates into a bill you can’t pay at all. From there, it might be a missed mortgage payment (or more than one), maxed out credit cards, and then a debt spiral where debt collectors start hassling you.