Social Security benefits are considered exempt property under federal law and are protected from creditors in bankruptcy.
When I talk with a potential client I tell people the facts and point them in the direction that would be best for them financially based on their needs, wants and goals. Just because you talk with me does not mean that you need to file bankruptcy – nothing is written in stone.
According to a recent report from the Institute for Financial Literacy, bankruptcy filings are on the rise among older Americans. In the past, most retirees who file bankruptcy have been driven into financial ruin by unmanageable medical bills. These days, however, its more likely to be credit card and other consumer debt. Credit card interest and… Continue reading Bankrupt and over 65?