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Disadvantages Of Bankruptcy

June 6th, 2017 Comments off

Without fully understanding the disadvantages of bankruptcy, a lot of people will file for the “protections” it offers. In most cases, filers believe that bankruptcy clears the slate. Without a complete knowledge of bankruptcy provisions, a lot of borrowers actually find themselves in a deeper financial rut than before they filed. After all, as a last resort, bankruptcy was created to penalize everyone involved, including you. With that in mind, you should have a thorough understanding of the disadvantages of bankruptcy before you file.

As a leading disadvantage of bankruptcy, the fact that a discharge will not always clear all debt is one that is often overlooked by borrowers. That’s right; in some cases, even after a trustee has liquidated your assets and repaid creditors, you could still owe others whose debt was exempt from the bankruptcy discharge.

Another disadvantage of bankruptcy is that you not only lose your existing property, including (in some cases) real estate, automobiles, investments and other personal belongs, but your rights to future property. In most cases, “future property” can include winfalls such as an inheritance.

It is almost impossible to withdraw a chapter 7 filing. Once you file for bankruptcy, it is done and you are subjected to all the disadvantages. Your credit score takes a major hit. Bankruptcy will stay in your credit rating for the next seven years. Lenders usually do not entertain previously bankrupt borrowers. Thus, after bankruptcy, it can be difficult for you to get loans.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy can be filed for almost any amount of debt. The one restriction is that debtors cannot file another petition within six years of their last bankruptcy discharge.

Many filers often overlook the fact that the process of filing for bankruptcy will take a psychological and physical toll. For most people, filing for bankruptcy takes a tremendous toll as the bankruptcy seems to constantly follow them.

In many cases, the stress from bankruptcy will result in relationship problems, including martial breakdown and divorce. Ultimately, this worsens the financial impact of bankruptcy, leaving bankrupt individuals feeling even more beaten down and defeated. Such relationship stress can also lead to problems within shared social circles and, not surprisingly, bankruptcy also increases the probability of substance abuse. In fact, the feelings of “loss” are greatly enhanced among bankrupt individuals.

Such feelings of loss, defeat and trauma often make managing regular relationships with other family and friends difficult. The difference in opinion among friends and family, combined with the feelings of guild and shame, often alienate bankrupt individuals from those who have been closest to them.

There are some advantages for persons in serious debts. However, for most people, they can get along without filing bankruptcy. There is a mandatory credit counseling three months prior to filing bankruptcy. This will help the persons find ways of managing their finances. File for chapter 7, only if you know as last resort. It is the option that makes better financial decision. If the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of bankruptcy, only then should you go for it.

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Yes! You Can Use Credit Cards To Rebuild Credit

May 29th, 2017 Comments off

You may not believe it but you can use credit cards to rebuild credit after bankruptcy. The last thing you want to do right now is get discouraged about your situation. The reality is that it could happen to anyone. I’d like to talk to you now about using credit cards to rebuild credit.

The Good News

The good news is that it’s not the end of the world. There is a way to regain the life you once had before bankruptcy. Without the ability to be positive in spite of your situation you cannot move forward. You might have to start over when it comes to your credit, but at least you are given another chance.

Building Trust

You will find that there are credit companies that will be willing to lend to you after bankruptcy. If your going to use credit cards to rebuild credit you can expect to pay high-interest on the money you borrow. You only want to establish trust by making regular on time payments.

Showing Responsibility And Restraint

The idea is that you will be paying off your debt in full every month. The credit lender will be looking at your ability to exercise restraint and responsibility. Let the lenders know that you have made some real changes.

Secure Credit Cards

Another option that can be used is to apply for a secure credit card. A secure credit card is often secured using a savings account. The funds may be claimed by the lender in the event that you default on your payments. This allows the creditor the ability to take on riskier applicants.

This Takes Time

Although it won’t happen as fast as you’d like you now know that you can use credit cards to rebuild credit. Learn from your mistakes to ensure you don’t make the same one’s twice. As long as you are patient and persistent and your credit will eventually improve.

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Flexible Forex Training

May 28th, 2017 Comments off

Only a few years ago, most of the people had never heard of trading the foreign exchange markets. Even now, many may not have heard of it. But so much information is available on the internet that you just have to type in the word forex training in a search engine and a mass of information is available for free.

Most people, new to trading begin learning on their own through a trial and error process of wins and losses. However, this is probably not the best or the right approach to getting good forex training. These seven forex training secrets, you should always keep in your mind when looking for good forex training:

1) Try to keep it simple. Develop a simple and practical approach to trading. Follow the rules of a simple trading approach.

2) You should also learn to accept responsibility for the personal decisions and actions you take while trading. No system and no methodology are responsible for your interpretation of the markets while trading.

3) Make sure, you trade a demo account successfully before moving into the world of live trading. Once you are ready to trade, only then consider first trading a mini account with a very small amount of margin to ease you into the world of live trading. Once you have achieved success on a mini trading account, you should consider moving to the standard account where risk and profits are higher.

4) You should do your due diligence in choosing a right forex broker. You should avoid brokers that like to play games such as holding trades in slow and fast moving markets to gain advantage at your expense. Establish a live account with a forex broker known for integrity. Choice of the right forex broker will determine whether you succeed in trading or not. Always plan a trade with more than a scalpers mentality of making 1-5 pips per trade. This way a broker has ample time to cover a submitted trade or pass it onto a clearing house.

5) Even when you have experience of trading other markets, invest in personal education when trading forex. The forex is a totally different industry. It has much more volatility than other markets. Make sure the mentoring person is walking the talk when selecting a mentor to assist you in developing the skills necessary to survive trading the forex and make profit.

6) Attitude is everything in the markets. Learn self discipline as a forex trader. The greatest distance to overcome in each trade is between the ears. Only disciplined traders succeed in the long run.

7) Dont give up! It is necessary to just hang in there even if it takes times to trade the demo account and a mini account. Persevere in the markets. All too often, traders go live way too soon and lose their money because they have skipped the necessary steps.

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Credit, Credit Scores, Credit Reports

May 12th, 2017 Comments off

Good loans require very good credit scores. If you still want to borrow money in this tough economy, you better have very good scores. Below are some ways to maintain it.

Believe it or not, credit monitoring services are actually a good way to make sure your credit stays high. There is usually a charge for it, but these companies will check your credit, and if it changes, send you an email about it so you can deal with it if it’s not an authorized use.

Of course, there’s always the free credit report that you can get from each of the three credit report agencies per year. To maximize the benefit, separate the time that you get the reports. For example, get one in January, then another one in May and another one in September so you are on top of your credit.

You need to make sure you don’t use up all your credit all the time. This is because part of your credit score is dependent on your utilization rate, a measure of how much credit you have available versus how much you use.

Don’t always try to apply for credit cards. Every time you apply for these cards, the companies will pull your credit report and that puts a mark on your credit. If there are many of these pulls in quick succession, the credit score will suffer because it is believed that only people who really need money will apply for so many lines of credit at the same time.

Don’t let any credit card be inactive because credit card companies are starting to cancel them now. If your card is canceled, the utilization rate will automatically go down because your available credit will go down. Therefore, you should use your cards every once in a while even if you don’t need it.

Remember to apply for a few credit cards and have some lines of credit available even if you don’t need it. I used to only have one card and one day I was denied for my business credit card because they told me I only have 1 credit card and haven’t shown that I can pay off debt, even though I have tons of cash in my bank account.

Having multiple types of debt (car, mortgage, credit card, student loans) among others is good because it shows that you are able to handle bills that come due every month. It also works the same as having multiple credit cards.

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Understanding MACD Divergence

April 15th, 2017 Comments off

Understanding how to interpret a MACD divergence can be very helpful for you in trading. Do you know what does a MACD Divergence means? Just that the current price trend is running out of steam. It soon may reverse direction. However, price reversal may not happen right away. But a MACD Divergence is a powerful hint. The market is changing direction. It is easy to spot MACD crossovers and dramatic rises. Not so a MACD divergence. Spotting a MACD divergence will only come after practice.

For example, if the price is making a series of higher highs and MACD is making a series of lower lows, something is wrong between the two. What you are looking for is when the price action and MACD do not agree.

MACD is seen as a sign that fewer and fewer traders are in the trend. No one is trading against the trend. Yet fewer and fewer traders are in the trend. Most probably the traders are getting nervous and slowly fading out of their trades.

The only traders in the trend are nervous. They are likely to exit their trade at the first sign of trouble. So if MACD is diverging from the bullish trend. As soon as the bears muster up enough guts to short, the bulls will exit and the bears will take over.

There are two powerful keys in locating times when MACD divergence is likely to represent a reversal in price. This is exactly why MACD is so powerful. It takes time to setup but when it works, it often works well.

Suppose the price action is at the double tops or double bottoms. MACD divergence can be powerful. You spot MACD divergence at this point. This is known as Exhaustion Pullback. You are making your trading plan based on the bounce/reversal or breakout of the support and resistance (S&R).

You should trade based on rejection reversal. What does this means? This means that the price action is running out of steam. This indicates that there are not enough committed traders to break the support and resistance (S&R). The price will reverse direction.

MACD is also used as an overbought/ oversold indicator. When you see that it has reached its overbought/ oversold range and the price action is turning normal, this is a signal that you should avoid trading at this time.

Dont think that the currency pair is overbought and everyone is buying. However, when the price reaches its extreme, you will see price exhaust and the MACD line drop back into normal zone. Dont confuse the overbought/ oversold MACD zones as trade opportunities.

It is also important to note that divergence can not only be found on the MACD line and the signal line, it can also be found on the histogram. These two situations along with your other technical indicators can provide excellent trading opportunities.

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