The number of personal bankruptcies filed in the first nine months of 2010 was an 11% increase over last year.
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FICO calls them 'damage points,' and, boy, can they pull down your credit score.
In real life, jail is not a safe harbor, and bankruptcy is not the end of the road.
My friend says he wants to change, he says he's learned his lesson from his bankruptcy, but his actions say otherwise.
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