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What are 3 ways to come out of bankruptcy stronger?

| Aug 14, 2020 | Chapter 13 Bankruptcy |

You didn’t want to have to go into bankruptcy, but after looking over your finances and budget, you saw no other way to get your debt under control. Now, you’re looking into the different options you have and have decided that Chapter 13 bankruptcy is right for you.

If you want to survive a Chapter 13 bankruptcy with the best outcome, there are three simple rules that you can follow. These include:

  • Sticking to your new budget
  • Paying attention to the court’s requirements
  • Avoiding making new debt

Sticking to your budget

The first thing you need to do if you want to come out of any kind of bankruptcy successfully is to have a budget and to stick to that budget. This is your opportunity to pay down what you owe, but you need to avoid missing payments or adding on more debt.

The court’s requirements

During bankruptcy, you need to follow the court’s requirements. If you don’t, the bankruptcy could be discharged early, resulting in you ending up back in your original financial trouble.

Avoiding new debt

Any new debt you get into while you’re going through bankruptcy could add to your financial strain once again. Do your best to avoid taking on new debt, so you can start your financial future fresh and without concerns.

These are three tips that can help you as you work toward a financially free lifestyle in the future. A bankruptcy can help you get to a secure place financially, but it is up to you to take steps to avoid falling back into financial insecurity.