Bankruptcy is stressful – there’s no question about it.  It ranks right up there with divorce, death in the family, moving and finding a new job.  But there is no shame in filing for bankruptcy protection.  In our current economy, it is perfectly understandable that situations occur that prevent you from being able to pay your bills.  Although several years ago there was a stigma attached to anyone who filed bankruptcy, that is no longer the case.  Approximately 1.5 million households filed for bankruptcy protection in 2011 alone – that’s 1.3% of all households in the U.S.  This is your chance to begin your financial life over again and correct any mistakes you may have made in the past – it literally can be your “light at the end of the tunnel.”

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