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Financial worries: Why waiting to file bankruptcy can be so damaging – USA Today

  • June 25, 2018
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness

Featuring Kristen Holt, CEO

Usa TodayFiling for bankruptcy is often seen as an admission of personal and financial failure. Many people try hard to avoid it, but end up paying the price for waiting to file bankruptcy.

The longer people wait to file, the more they struggle, according to a 2018 law review study. By the time they declare bankruptcy, their well-being and financial life are damaged, undermining the fresh start the legal tool offers them.

Here’s why waiting to file bankruptcy can be so damaging — and when you should consider filing.

 

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