3 Times Bankruptcy Is the Right Move

A bankruptcy can take a terrible toll on your credit and your financial future. But sometimes it's the only way to escape debt and start anew.

9 Cities You Never Knew Went Bankrupt

We all know the plight of Detroit, but the Motor City isn't the only American city to go BK. You might be surprised by these other bankrupt 'burgs.

Here's What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Mortgage Payment

If tough finances have made you miss some mortgage payments, it's time to get proactive with your lender — and your budget.

8 Cool Stores We Miss

Trying massage chairs at Sharper Image, thumbing through vinyl at Tower Records... Let's reminisce about our favorite old stores.

8 Reasons You're Bad at Money — And How to Fix It ASAP

Bad money habits are hard to break — but you can do it. It's time to ditch the excuses and fix your finances.

Not Insuring These 6 Things Could Bankrupt You

You know you've become a responsible adult when you start worrying about insurance. Here's what you need to protect.

How to Do a One-Day, Do-It-Yourself Bankruptcy

While filing for bankruptcy should be an emergency measure, it's possible to file in one day if you're in urgent need of protection. Here's how.

Slow and Steady Wins the Debt Race

When you're in deep debt, bankruptcy can look appealing. However, the long way out of debt is usually the best way to get — and stay — out of debt.

Book Review: Debt Free for Life

There's a lot to like about author David Bach's two-step approach to paying down debt.

Book Review: The Road Out of Debt

The classic story of victory over debt is success through work and frugality. But real life is not always so positive, and that's why this book is so useful.

10 Massive Companies That Crashed in 2010

Every massive organization that sank in 2010 started as a small business. Pay attention to avoid making the same mistakes with your company.

Life After Bankruptcy: What's Next?

There are repercussions to filing for bankruptcy, but like with other setbacks in life, you can recover. There is always hope!

How to File For Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is the last resort to dealing with debt: when a person finds himself in so much debt that paying it off simply isn't an option, bankruptcy can be the only way to handle

How You Know When It's Time For Bankruptcy

When it comes to erasing debt, you've got options. You can do it yourself, go to a credit counselor, try debt settlement or go for the nuclear bomb of debt destruction: bankruptcy.

Protecting Yourself from Medical Billing Mistakes

By some estimates, up to 80% of medical bills out there have mistakes on them, so it’s in your best interest to know what you’re being charged for.

Could Your City Go Bankrupt?

I never knew that cities in America could file for bankruptcy until recently a Northern California city named Vallejo made the news for being on the edge of bankruptcy. So how doe

Credit Counseling: When you Need it and When you Don't

So you are up to your eyeballs. Drowning in debt, expenses, and struggling to keep your head above water. You have been reduced to the life of a monk and are still making no headwa

Bankruptcy is a good thing

I don't mean that declaring bankruptcy is a good thing--obviously that sucks for everyone involved. But a system of bankruptcy is a good thing. It's good for creditors an