Personal Bankruptcy

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  1. Can personal loans be included in bankruptcy?

    Read about debts that are dischargeable when filing for bankruptcy. Learn about how personal loans are treated when filing ...
  2. Can a 401(k) be taken in bankruptcy?

    Learn when your 401(k) is protected against garnishment in case of bankruptcy, and find out the instances in which a government ...
  3. Are variable annuities protected from creditors?

    Learn how different states protect variable annuities from creditors in different ways, and identify the most common levels ...
  4. Will my credit score suffer from debt consolidation or refinancing?

    Learn how different debt relief options – consolidation, settlement, credit counseling and bankruptcy – could affect your ...
  1. 9 Ways To Go Bankrupt

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