Declaring bankruptcy is never an easy decision to make, but sometimes it’s the only path available to regain financial control when you find yourself in a hole. We offer the latest new in bankruptcy regulation, plus give you helpful advice on how you can (and can’t) use bankruptcy to get out of debt so you can finally move forward again.

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6 Ways To Successfully Get Out Of Debt

October 19, 2016 |

These proven strategies can help you get back on track if you’re ready to take the next step.


Ask The Expert: How Do I Get My Paycheck Back?

September 14, 2016 | Steve Rhode

Payday loans are crushing a reader’s future. Her options are few but powerful.

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Ask The Expert: How Can I Get Off The Payday Loan Merry-Go-Round?

August 3, 2016 | Steve Rhode

A reader needs help getting his paycheck and his life back. Our guest expert Steve Rhode has the solution.

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Ask The Expert: Can I Just Stop My Car Payments And Buy Another Car?

July 27, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader thinks she can switch cars with no black mark on her credit. The answer is even simpler than she thinks.

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Do You Have What It Takes to Bankrupt Your Student Loans?

May 19, 2016 |

Expert Bob Preston tells you how, but be warned: It’s not easy.

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Get Out Of Debt Guy: No Way I Can Afford My Private Student Loans. What Can I Do?

December 31, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader needs a way out — and there may be one. Or more.

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Get Out Of Debt Guy: I’m About to Lose Everything. Help!

June 25, 2015 | Steve Rhode

all can be overcome when the balance of income and expenses is adjusted in your favor.

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Get Out Of Debt Guy: Can You Discharge Private Student Loans In Bankruptcy?

May 1, 2015 | Steve Rhode

Common wisdom on this topic isn’t very wise. Here are the facts.

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Get Out of Debt Guy: Is There Hope for Us In Bankruptcy?

April 24, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader with $80,000 in credit card debt is looking for a way out, and wants to know whether bankruptcy will solve his problems.

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Get Out of Debt Guy: What’s the Secret to Getting Out of Debt?

April 10, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader wants to know the magic formula. Here’s a hint: It doesn’t require magic at all.

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Get Out of Debt Guy: I Can’t Pay My Bills. What Can I Do?

April 3, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader’s debts are ruining his life. He thinks it’s hopeless. Here’s why it’s not.

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Ask The Expert: What Do Charles Schwab, Bill Gates, and Donald Trump Have In Common?

February 18, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: A reader tries to stump Howard Dvorkin.


A graphic look at celebrity debt

September 25, 2014 | Jess Miller

You know these names — but we bet you didn’t know about their debts.

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Ask the expert: Do bankruptcy and credit card debt mix?

September 17, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Is bankruptcy the fastest way to pay off credit card debt?

A mortgage is good debt. Credit cards can be, too, if used properly.

How to go into debt the right way

April 21, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

I come not to bury debt, but to praise it. Here’s how good debt can improve your life and put a smile on your face.