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Is it better to buy a car with a horrible credit history or wait until a bankruptcy is discharged?


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2015-07-16 18:12:14
2015-07-16 18:12:14

Wait until the bankruptcy is discharged.

Dear Lord, yes, wait until the debt is discharged! Otherwise you will get stuck with horrendous interest rates which, even if you can afford the resulting inflated monthly payments, will take forever to build any positive equity in the vehicle. And remember that a discharged debt is not the same as a charged-off debt...you will still owe a charged-off debt.

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Discharged Bankruptcy normally means that it was a successful bankruptcy and the debt slate is now clean. But if your bankruptcy has been dismissed by the court you can file to have it reinstated. An experienced bankruptcy attorney can help you file to reinstate your dismissed bankruptcy case. You must include the reason the case was dismissed, why it failed and how it will be better if the case is reinstated.

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In theory a dismissed BK should be removed from a CR in seven years. A discharged BK, in ten years. Equifax, however will usually inform the consumer that they will carry both for the full ten. The reality is neither is better, they are both very damaging to a person's credit history.

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You can, but depending on the type of bankruptcy, household expenses and income may be reexamined for the settlement. It would be more simple to wait until the bankruptcy has been discharged. It also might be better for your own finances to carefully evaluate how you will manage finances as a couple.

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No, they should be listed with all debts you want discharged, provided they were made before you filed. If the payday loans were borrowed before you declared bankruptcy and they are discharged make sure you do not pay back a penny on this debt, or you will owe it!! Payday lenders know how to use every trick and how to use the legal system better than you do!

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Hope you had a lawyer defending you against the judgment suit. You can use one now. Many, if not most judgments will not be discharged in BK.


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