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When is bankruptcy a good idea?

While many people think that bankruptcy is something to avoid at all costs, the truth is that it can be a good idea for people in certain situations. There are many things to consider before you opt to enter into bankruptcy, but if you find that you cannot get out of debt and want to get a second chance to start over, it could be the right choice for you.

Toys R Us files bankruptcy after years of poor sales

If you've been following the downturn of the market for Toys R Us, then you may have heard that the store has filed for bankruptcy protection. It has been trying to make a profit for a period of time without making a dent in its debt, which now stands at $7.9 billion. In 2005, the store had gone through a leveraged buyout, and most of the debt is due to that situation.

What should you know about bankruptcy?

Some of the most common reasons for turning to bankruptcy include divorce, medical bills and unemployment. Despite many people talking about bankruptcy as if it's a negative, it can be highly beneficial to those in need. There are two kinds you can try, including Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. With Chapter 13, you pay back what you owe over time. With Chapter 7, you have your assets liquidated and are left with no unsecured debt at the end of the process.

What are some easy tips for avoiding debt?

If you want to avoid debt or get out of it, there are a number of things you need to start doing. Creating a budget, for example, helps you know how much you have to spend and makes it less likely that you'll overspend. That's just one tip to keep your finances in line, and there are many others.

How can you avoid bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is sometimes viewed negatively, even though it can be a positive solution to getting out of debt. If you're someone who would rather try anything else except bankruptcy, there are a few different options for you. If those don't meet your needs, it's worthwhile to talk to your attorney about bankruptcy and what it can really do for you.

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