Trusted Ways To Repair Your Credit.

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Even if you think you have a perfect credit report, be vigilant ofrepparttar error factor. Just as you receive mail with your name and address misspelled, your credit report can have errors just like anything else. Whether its human being error, outdated data or even id theft, mistakes occur more easily than wed all like to think.

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Personal Bankruptcy If its Unavoidable, File Now

Written by Charles Essmeier

The Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law by President Bush last April, promises changes to Federal bankruptcy law that have been long sought byrepparttar lending industry. The bill promises sweeping changes to Federal law, and will make it much harder forrepparttar 150632 average consumer in financial trouble to have their debts wiped out by filing for bankruptcy. Recent trends suggest that those considering a bankruptcy filing should do so now, asrepparttar 150633 line to do so is already getting rather long.

The bill will make it harder forrepparttar 150634 average consumer to file under Chapter 7 ofrepparttar 150635 Federal code, which allowsrepparttar 150636 courts to wipe away consumer debt and giverepparttar 150637 debtor a fresh start. Filings afterrepparttar 150638 October 15 deadline will be subject to a means test and those that pass a rather generous income gauge will have to file underrepparttar 150639 more strenuous Chapter 13, which requires a repayment plan andrepparttar 150640 assistance of an attorney. Indications are that withrepparttar 150641 deadline looming, bankruptcy filings are not only higher than they were last year, but they are also higher than anticipated. Nationwide, filings are 20-25% higher than last year, and some bankruptcy attorneys say that their business has nearly doubled.

Complicating matters is another law, passed in 2003,

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