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  • Credit card debt -should I file bankructcy? Myhouse is up for sale right now.

    Asked by a 82 year old woman from Chandler, AZ on 9/22/2012

    Credit card debt -should I file bankructcy? My
    house is up for sale right now.

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  • Good for you for exploring various options for dealing with your credit card debt.

    Bankruptcy might be an option for you. You may want to discuss this with an attorney specializing in bankruptcy.

    Selling your home and downsizing to a less expensive residence and using the money from the sale of your home to pay off the debt is probably the most efficient way to settle the debt.

    Have you explored a Reverse Mortgage? If staying in your existing home is very important to you, a Reverse Mortgage might be another option to explore

    Learn more about Reverse Mortgages here:

  • Login to rate this answer:   Answered on 9/24/2012
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