The Importance Of Setting Financial Planning Goals

Most people find that financial troubles happen occasionally. This is especially true if you are young and just starting out in the world. One of the options you have for getting out of debt is bankruptcy. However, this is not the best option, nor should it be done by the majority of people. Bankruptcy is the legal declaration that you cannot pay back your debts and do not see a way to do so in the future, at least not in fully. Individuals can declare chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcies depending on how much debt has been acquired and how much money is made every month. An important part of this financial process is setting goals. By setting goals you can both stay out of debt and reduce the risk of having to declare bankruptcy and rebuild your credit after you’ve already declared bankruptcy. Your guidance counselor in junior high wasn’t kidding—if you set goals and reach for them, you can live a happy and successful life. Continue reading “The Importance Of Setting Financial Planning Goals”

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The History Of Bankruptcy

The first bankruptcy laws in the United States were made because of negative economic conditions. They began in 1800 and were repealed in 1803. The modern bankruptcy laws first came into view in 1898, when the Bankruptcy Act gave companies that were in distress a way of paying back their creditors and being protected from losing everything at once.

From World War II through the 1970s, the idea of bankruptcy did not make major headlines. There weren’t very many businesses that failed. Even through the 1970s, there were really only two major companies that ended up filing for bankruptcy. Continue reading “The History Of Bankruptcy”

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10 Year Or 30 Year Home Loans

Buying a home is a very important decision and so is finding the right home loan. You spend months comparing and choosing the right locality, better builders and the set of amenities offered with the house. But do you really spend enough time in finding the right type of home loan? There are numerous banks and financial institutions ready to offer you loans, each with terms and conditions more attractive than the other. But before you compare the lenders, there is another important choice that you need to make which is whether you should get a short-term home loan or long-term home loan. Continue reading “10 Year Or 30 Year Home Loans”

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Compounding Interest – Money Can Grow On Trees

The rich seem to keep getting richer without having to work harder than anyone else. But just how do they do that? One of the secrets the wealthy use to create more wealth is to invest their money wisely. In fact, they even earn more money from the interest on the money they’ve invested. Surprise! Money can grow on trees after all. Continue reading “Compounding Interest – Money Can Grow On Trees”

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