Can you believe that we are already into the month of April? How are those New Year’s Eve resolutions working for you; how about those financial resolutions? Are you rolling your eyes? Financial hardships can add significant stress to personal hardships. Perhaps you resolved to pull yourself out of the financial funk left by a recent divorce or foreclosure on your home. There are many reasons that this might not have been possible for you, a job loss, a significant pay decrease, an extra mouth to feed, and so on can lead to a lack of money needed to pay off existing debts. There are times that personal bankruptcy is the only way out.
An element common to most survivors of going through a bankruptcy is the worry about moving forward and bouncing back financially. Below you will find several ways to help you get started at getting back on your feet after a financial blow like declaring bankruptcy.
First and foremost, it is important to recognize that bankruptcy does often come with a terrible stigma. For many of us it has been drilled into our heads that our financial obligations need to be paid under any circumstance. The simple truth however is that even despite our best efforts there are times when we are unable to pay our debts.
It is crucial that once you have decided you have no other choice but to file for bankruptcy you realize you are in fact not alone. In fact, the number of cases of bankruptcy has grown significantly over time; 13% of all U.S. citizens have considered it. With that said, sulking and harboring feelings of failure and disappointment won’t do anything to help you begin to move forward. Think of the experience as one that you have learned from. Forgive yourself, meet with a professional in personal finance, and move on from your bankruptcy; the bankruptcy does not define who you are.
Start by creating a fund that is set aside specifically for use after the loss of a job. This fund should consist of enough money to cover all your expenses, both essential and not, for at least 6 months. It can take a significant amount of time to find a new job and the last thing that is needed during this situation is the financial stress of not being able to pay your bills.
As previously mentioned, seek the help of a professional who specializes in personal finance. Learn to make smart financial investments and budget spending. The creation of a detailed financial plan can help you stay on track towards a healthy financial future while continue to live comfortably. Begin to slowly re-establish your credit. Eventually, everyone ends up needing some type of credit. Most of us will never be able to come up with the amount of money it takes to purchase a house. Also, if we do have that type of cash it is more likely going to make you more investing than it is paying cash for a home. A good credit score can occur even after declaring bankruptcy; it just takes time and patience.
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