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You might be able to eliminate your debt, but effects emotionally and effect on your personal life will last for many years to come. Consider applying for a terrific job after you have filed bankruptcy. These days, employers will run a credit report to determine how you faired financially. This will effect whether employer will give you that dream job or not. Even if you do get job and your employer later runs a credit report on you, you will still have to explain bankruptcy. While employers can't fire you because of a bad credit report, they can certainly limit your future promotions.
Future purchases are affected as well; after several years, you may opt to purchase a home. If you're in sufficient shape at that point to qualify for a mortgage, you'll pay a higher interest rate than average consumer who has never filed for bankruptcy. Assume you want to purchase a $100,000 house a few years after filing bankruptcy. You make a $10,000 down payment. This will result in applying for an $80,000 mortgage. While your "good credit" neighbor would obtain an interest rate of 4.5%, you would get a rate of 7%. While it seems that extra 2.5% difference is not bad for having filed bankruptcy in past, it's what you will pay monthly where you will feel pinch. That extra 2.5% on a mortgage will increase your monthly payment by $200 per month with total of your payments reaching more than $70,000 over 30-year life of mortgage.
Besides being a devastating blow to your credit, a bankruptcy can also be a very stressful and embarrassing decision to continually have to explain to every potential lender. If you have no choice, then you should proceed, understanding consequences. However, majority of people who take this method of debt elimination don't know what they're getting themselves into or consequences thereafter. They are desperate, and they get talked into filing bankruptcy by collectors or attorney without understanding impact on their financial future.
Keep in mind that personal bankruptcies are usually unnecessary as there are better options available. Many people are forced, against their wishes, to file bankruptcy to protect themselves from aggressive creditor tactics or attorney. Ultimately, bankruptcy still means failure to employers and creditors.
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