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Can you get out of debt quickly?

The "bad" news first--it is unlikely you can get out of debt in a matter of days or weeks. A report published in 2016 pointed out that the average American household carried a debt load of $137,063, and that is a big mountain to surmount quickly. Even if it is only a relatively small chunk of that debt you want to erase, say, your $16,000 credit card debt, you are usually looking at a long-term haul.

Rebuild your credit after bankruptcy

If you are dealing with an insurmountable amount of debt, you might be considering bankruptcy to give yourself a clean financial slate. But you probably have a lot of questions and worries about bankruptcy, too. After all, it can sound like a scary word. For example, you might be concerned about the effect it will have on your credit score.

Does bankruptcy mean my credit score will go from so-so to worse?

Their credit score is one concern that stops many people in debt from filing for bankruptcy. They theorize that their already so-so credit score, which barely qualifies them for loans and the like, will nosedive. They will not be able to qualify for anything again for many years.

3 ways to cope when you are financially overwhelmed

Finances are a source of stress for countless people. There are many factors that can contribute to this—job loss, medical bills or unexpected expenses. Even if you are not dealing with any of these, you may simply by struggling to make ends meet on your income and budget. When the stress becomes more than you can bear, though, you might find yourself completely overwhelmed by your finances.

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