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What will your life be like after bankruptcy?

On Behalf of | Mar 16, 2022 | Bankruptcy

A person who is struggling to make ends meet and still can’t get everything paid might be living a very stressful and miserable life. They may think day in and day out about what they can do to make their financial situation better.

One option that’s possible is filing for bankruptcy. This can relieve them of the financial hardships they’re facing and give them a break from the debts they have. Most consumers file either a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy. And many of these individuals who file for bankruptcy protection wonder what life will be like when the bankruptcy case is over.

You can rebuild your credit

After the bankruptcy is discharged, you’ll be able to start rebuilding your credit. This will likely have to start with a secured card. It’s important that you continue to make responsible decisions. While your bankruptcy case was open, you likely learned how to live off of your income only since you didn’t have access to credit.

Life after bankruptcy might be a bit more comfortable once you start getting credit again. You may not be able to make major purchases like a home or a car right away. If you handle credit responsibly, you should be able to do this within a few years.

Anyone who’s filing bankruptcy needs to ensure they think carefully about how they’re going to make better financial decisions after their case is discharged. You’ll have to go through specific education classes as part of the case, so you’ll get some tips and tools that help you with this. Of course, your first step toward financial freedom is filing bankruptcy so you can get the fresh start you deserve. Working with a professional who is familiar with these matters can help you to determine the type of bankruptcy you should file and how that filing can impact you.