Monthly Archives: June, 2008

Ten Things to Think About Before Using Your Credit Card — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

Ten Things to Think About Before Using Your Credit Card 1. Establish a realistic budget. Before using a credit card after bankruptcy, try paying cash for a while. This will help you learn how much money you need each month to pay the basic necessities. Don’t forget to budget for the payments on any debts […]

Ten Things to Think About Before Getting a Credit Card — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

Ten Things to Think About Before Getting a New Credit Card 1. Don’t apply for a credit card until you are ready. Unfortunately, bankruptcy may not have permanently resolved all of your financial problems. It is a bad idea to apply for new credit before you can afford it. 2. Avoid accepting too many offers. […]

What You Can Do to Avoid Problems — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

What You Can Do to Avoid Problems If you don’t want it, don’t get it. If you have doubts about whether you really need the loan or service, or whether you can afford it, don’t let yourself get talked into it by a salesperson using high-pressure tactics. You can always walk away from a bad […]

Avoid High Cost Predatory Lenders — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

Avoid High Cost Predatory Lenders Don’t assume that because you filed bankruptcy you will have to get credit on the worst terms. If you can’t get credit on decent terms right after bankruptcy, it may be better to wait. Most lenders will not hold the bankruptcy against you if after a few years you can […]

Beware of Credit Offers Aimed at Recent Bankruptcy Filers — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

Beware of Credit Offers Aimed at Recent Bankruptcy Filers “Disguised” Reaffirmation Agreement Carefully read any credit card or other credit offer from a company that claims to represent a lender you listed in your bankruptcy or own a debt you discharged. This may be from a debt collection company that is trying to trick you […]