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Bankruptcy has ‘zero effect’ on job prospects, study finds

Kelly Dilworth

If you’re worried bad credit will dampen your job prospects, you can rest a little easier. According to an October 2016 working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a flag on your credit report showing you filed…
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Emily’s list: Autumn edition

Emily Crone

Tomorrow is the first day of fall, and it’s a great time of year for me financially. My summer travel is over, so I’m able to start putting more money back into savings rather than spending it on airfare and taxis. It’s also well before the holidays, which are always a financial drain.

What time of year do you feel the most financially secure? You can feel more secure year-round with these great tips and articles from personal finance bloggers this week.

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Emily’s list: Bankruptcy edition

Emily Crone

I’ve been too busy to read the magazines I subscribe to lately, but last weekend, I found the time to flip through some piled-up issues. An article in Elle from earlier this summer called “Going for Broke” caught my eye.

The journalist, Jessica Firger, tells her story of going through bankruptcy. I have to admit that I’m guilty of assuming most people who file for bankruptcy have simply made poor decisions. I haven’t heard someone tell their story in detail about how they got there, so I found it really eye-opening. I loved reading her story about how she found herself in such a dark place and what it took to get out of it and move on. It definitely gave me more sympathy for people who find themselves in over their heads. I hope you’ll check out her article and read on for my roundup of my favorite personal finance blog posts from the past week!

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When it comes to marriage, how much debt is too much?

Kelly Dilworth

Would you call off your wedding if you just found out your partner was deeply in debt? How about if he missed a couple of credit card payments and now has a black mark on his credit report?

It’s an uncomfortable question, and the answer you get depends on the person you ask — and the depth of the financial damage, according to a recent study by TD Ameritrade.

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If you’re uninsured, don’t get sick

Kelly Dilworth

A few years ago, I had a nagging pain that felt like a runner’s stitch on the right side of my stomach. It didn’t hurt much, but it wouldn’t go away. Feeling nauseous and tired, I decided to stop by an urgent care center after work just in case.

Several hours later, I was wheeled in to an operating room at my local hospital for emergency surgery. It turned out I had acute appendicitis and if I had waited any longer, I would have been doubling over in pain.

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