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How do I rebound financially after bankruptcy?

On Behalf of | Jun 24, 2018 | chapter 13 |

If you have filed for bankruptcy in Indiana or maybe are considering filing for bankruptcy, one of the things that may well be on your mind is how you can get back on your financial feet after the bankruptcy is discharged. Certainly a better future is a large reason why you chose to file bankruptcy and you should be happy to know that this is very much possible if you take the right steps.

As explained by NerdWallet, one of the key things you will want to focus on after you receive your bankruptcy discharge is rebuilding your credit. Your score right after bankruptcy will likely be relatively low but may get a boost because your debt to income ratio has improved. However, now the real work begins where you must obtain credit, use that credit and repay that credit without any blips on the radar screen.

Your first credit might come in the form of a secured credit card or secured loan which means you will have to front some money against which you quasi-borrow but it can be the ideal stepping stone to an unsecured card or loan as you prove your financial responsibility. Make sure you are able to pay off whatever you put on a card so you do not have to pay high interest or risk being late on a payment.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but is instead meant to let residents in Indiana know that there is a better financial future for them after filing for bankruptcy and understand some of the steps they may take to get there.