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December 2017 Archives

Credit card debt signals possible consumer crisis ahead

Numerous young adults in Tennessee and around the country are deep in debt. Some experts predict that many of these young people are not expected to pay off the huge tabs that they are creating. Part of the problem may be that many of those who are burdened with overwhelming credit card debt are also facing or will face hefty student loan debt. Despite the fact that student loans are usually not dischargeable in bankruptcy, many people cannot even consider paying student loan debt when they are burdened with overwhelming unsecured debt.

Wage garnishment and protection from impoverishment

Tennessee residents are by no means immune to the economic strife and financial strains many others throughout the nation have experienced in recent years. Anyone who follows news concerning consumerism in America is likely aware that credit card debt is a major source of trouble in most states. In certain situations, a wage garnishment order may be issued as a means of collecting payment for debt.

Debt relief through bankruptcy may help seniors keep their home

The financial problems faced by some seniors living in Tennessee and other states can be overwhelming. A couple in their mid-eighties who have amassed $50,000 in credit card debt and another $50,000 in medical bills, and with a home that is mortgaged, may find that the most sensible and effective debt relief remedy is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Prior to making the decision, however, the couple will benefit by consulting with an experienced consumer bankruptcy attorney to determine if they are qualified to file and what will be the impact of the filing. 

Credit card debt is a complex problem

According to the Federal Reserve, American consumers collectively owe nearly $1 trillion in credit card debt. Another survey found that individuals carry an average of $7,000 on credit cards. The reasons behind these high credit card debt loads are complicated, and no two Tennessee residents share the exact same set of circumstances.

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