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Life after bankruptcy




By Jakob Jelling

When it comes to life after bankruptcy, there are a few things you can do to improve your credit situation.

The biggest problem that most people have with bankruptcy has nothing to do with the process itself, and in fact, starts when it is all over. After you have gone through bankruptcy proceedings, you'll find that you are left with very little - and that it is very hard to get back on your feet considering your credit rating. This is very different from the general view of bankruptcy, which considers it to be a fresh start for people who were unable to pay off their debts. However, this is not actually the case, and you'll find that your bankruptcy will stay on your record for a long period of time.

The first thing that you should do after bankruptcy is to make sure that you pay off all your debts in the future. This is fairly obvious, but it is also very important. If you pay off all of your debts in the future, then you can make sure that you never have to go bankrupt again. You can also start working on improving your credit rating. By paying off small bills, you slowly improve your credit rating to the point where you can get loans and larger credit purchases in the future.

Another thing that you can do in order to improve your credit is to join a credit union instead of a bank. Generally, these credit unions are more likely to give you a loan after your bankruptcy as long as you are a member of the union. Unlike a bank, credit unions are less interested in making a profit and charging fees as they are in helping out members with their financial problems.

Finally, you should always keep in mind that there are a lot of companies that will try to make money off of your situation. Most of these companies will charge high fees in order to fix your credit rating. However, this is not likely to work, since the only way that your credit rating can be improved is if you work hard to make sure that you stay out of debt and pay off what you owe. You should also pay attention to the laws that surround credit ratings, so that you'll be able to tell if you are getting scammed.
 
 
About the Author
Jakob Jelling is the founder of the financial Cashbazar.com. Please visit http://www.cashbazar.com/bankruptcy.shtml if you would like to learn more about bankruptcy.

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