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Experts predict a student loan crisis. Could bankruptcy help?

Young college students often have no choice but to take out student loans in order to pursue their educational goals. As most people in Ohio already know, these loans are no small matter. As tuition rates seem to climb higher and higher by the year, some borrowers may choose to pursue bankruptcy when faced with seemingly insurmountable debts.

Dealing with debt through bankruptcy

Much like an unwanted visit from family, debt is a common problem that most consumers struggle to handle. As credit card debt continues to climb, some Ohio consumers may feel as if they are facing an impossible situation. The results of a recent survey indicate that many people are in this type of situation, which bankruptcy can help address. 

How forgetfulness may lead to bankruptcy

Most people in Ohio have experienced unpleasant moments of forgetfulness, from leaving a wallet at home to forgetting they needed to put gas in the car. But what about forgetting to pay an important bill? Although most people think it probably could not happen to them, many individuals struggle with remembering to pay their debts on time, which could ultimately push them further into debt and in need of relief through bankruptcy. 

Does shopping addiction contribute to bankruptcy?

From just browsing to picking out the perfect item, shopping can be a fun experience. For some people, though, it can also be addictive. Shopping addiction is a real and serious affliction that affects many people, including some in Ohio who may find themselves in need of debt relief through bankruptcy. 

Could growing personal loans contribute to future bankruptcy?

Taking out a mortgage to purchase a home or getting an auto loan for a vehicle is common practice for most Ohio consumers. But what about personal loans? Although these types of loans dropped in popularity over past decades, there has been a recent surge in consumers seeking them out. They are now the fastest growing section of debt in the United States, which could ultimately contribute to new bankruptcy filings.

Waiting to file bankruptcy? You may need to rethink your plans

Most people in Ohio spend much of their lives waiting for that big break around the corner -- that new job, a well-earned raise or the promotion they never even applied for. For those facing the potential of bankruptcy the hope of a big break can lull them into false certainty that better times are soon ahead, even if all evidence points to the contrary. When facing insurmountable debts, these breaks rarely -- if ever -- come, and debtors often end up in even worse financial straits.

Lack of credit card education could play role in bankruptcy

Credit cards are a ubiquitous part of American financial culture. These financial tools are so readily available that many stores in Ohio even offer consumers that opportunity to sign up for a new line of credit while checking out. For how common these little rectangles are, few people are rarely taught the proper way to use them. Unfortunately, this could potentially be a contributing factor in many bankruptcy filings.

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