Saturday, December 5, 2009

Easy Ways to Avoid Bankruptcy

By Laura Reginelli

In today’s retail oriented world, spending money on luxury items or just overspending in general can be tempting. Not knowing the proper ways to create and maintain a household budget can run your savings down into debt territory. To avoid bankruptcy, there are some proper precautions that you should take in order to insure your household’s safety.

If you see yourself slipping into debt there are a few steps that you can take in order to avoid hitting rock bottom and filing for bankruptcy. For example if you owe several different businesses, you can invest in getting a debt consolidation plan. This allows you to have all your debt consolidated into one and from there you only have to make one payment per month. This eliminates much of the hassle that is related to receiving overwhelming amounts of bills.

Another good method to avoiding bankruptcy is to limit your credit card use. If you have had serious problems with credit card debt in the past a good step is to cut all your credit cards up in order to restrain yourself from overuse.

Before deciding to file for bankruptcy it is recommended that one looks into credit counseling to determine all available options. This will allow you to create a plan to best manage your debt.

It is important to avoid bankruptcy at all costs because it can affect your credit for long after the bills are gone.



  1. Good tips. I think we use our credit card alot and having a limit would be nice so we know that we won't overspend. Credits high limits may encourage us to spend more and just pay later.
    -Scarlett Lu

  2. Actually, it's easy to avoid bankruptcy. However, we sometimes make it more complicated. One of the easiest ways to do so is to control your spending.