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Medical bills driving more consumers to bankruptcy

More people are filing for personal bankruptcy because of medical expenses now than in years past, according to a new report from the credit counseling agency, CredAbility. The nonprofit agency reports that the number of individuals claiming bankruptcy related to medical debt has intensified in just the last few years. Approximately one in five or 20 percent of CredAbility's clients had filed for bankruptcy protection because of medical debt in 2010 and 2011.

How to shop for a credit card after bankruptcy

Filing for debt relief through bankruptcy protection gives many people in Washington, D.C., a second opportunity to rebuild credit. Once they are back on their feet and thinking about applying for a credit card, experts say the way to credit recovery should include a wise approach to the choice and use of credit cards.

Virginia court rejects former politician's Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan

A Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan filed by an ex-Virginia politician has been rejected by a federal bankruptcy judge on the trustee's advice that the plan was unworkable. A former Virginia delegate has until mid-August to come up with a new debt reorganization proposal. The deadline falls a week after he goes on trial for extortion and bribery.

Virginia walk-in health clinics file Chapter 7 bankruptcy

In an economy that continues to struggle, small businesses are having a tougher time than ever staying afloat. Because consumers are spending less money, some businesses slip into debt. As this debt accumulates, it can be increasingly difficult to recover from. While it may seem like there is no way out, that is just not true. Filing for bankruptcy can offer a fresh start and significant debt relief for those in financial trouble.

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