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Bankruptcy filing rates increasing among elderly Americans

Florida has long been known as the state retirees flock to in their latter years. With lower taxes and plenty of sunshine, it is an ideal haven for people as they enjoy their retirement. Even so, not everyone plans well enough for retirement. And, even when they do, unexpected catastrophe can spell trouble for even the best retirement plans.

How can I improve my credit score?

While it's true that filing for bankruptcy has an impact on your credit score, it's often the right decision for people who are faced with a massive amount of debt they won't be able to pay off. However, once you've got a handle on your financial situation you'll want to take steps to improve your credit score. Experian explains how you can do just that, which is integral to rebuilding your financial future. 

How bankruptcy documents can help you post-bankruptcy

Once a bankruptcy is finally dealt with, many people would rather not dwell on it any longer. However, you still want to have your bankruptcy documents within easy reach. Going bankrupt does not foreclose the possibility that a Florida financial lender will grant you a loan if you are looking for one, and in fact, bankruptcy paperwork can even help you get approved by answering questions a lender may have about your financial past.

The connection between cancer and bankruptcy

As many Floridians already know, cancer is one of the most expensive medical conditions to treat in America. To add to this, over the years, the cost of treating cancer has only gone up. This was confirmed by Cancer.gov, which also pointed out that the cost of new and improved cancer treatments adds up in dollars and cents, sometimes as high as $10,000 per month.

Tips for rebuilding credit after bankruptcy

For many residents of Florida, filing for bankruptcy can be a good way to get a fresh financial start, but when you file, you need to do so while understanding that your credit score will typically take a hit in the aftermath. At Blanton Law, P.A., we understand that rebuilding credit is a common goal for many people who file for bankruptcy, and we have helped many clients facing similar circumstances work to rebuild their credit after filing.

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