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When individuals or businesses cannot meet with their
financial obligations, many make the assumption that the
only solution is bankruptcy. That is not always the case
If the right steps are taken from the beginning, you can
keep yourself and your family out of financial trouble and
away from bankruptcy.
First off, start by educating your children. Many of us
growing up weren?t presented with the tools and knowledge
to establish and maintain good credit and keep away from
the scare of bankruptcy.
Parents need to be honest with their children about
finances. Teaching children that hard work, no matter the
job, has its rewards and if you spend on a budget, there
will never be a fear of bankruptcy.
Establishing a budget is also key in the prevention of
bankruptcy. You cannot spend what you don?t have. Many
people today have multiple credit cards and are in essence
spending money they don?t actually have, plus more for
So much so that people are paying off credit cards with
credit cards and causing a terrible chain reaction. Spend
what you can afford, after the bills are paid.
But you will want to make sure you have something socked
away for an emergency. Something along the lines of two
thousand dollars is a good base to have stored away for an
It is another step to take to keep out of financial
trouble. Probably the most important thing though is to
watch your bank account. Don?t get yourself into a
situation where you are overdrawn.
The fact is more than a third of adults rely on their banks
overdraft to keep them going on a month-to-month basis.
Such actions are ones that lead individuals on a path to