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Bankruptcy Isn’t As Dirty as It Sounds, by 720 Credit Score

By Philip Tirone

I’ve written a few posts about bankruptcy lately, but it occurred to me that I should explain what happens to a credit score after a bankruptcy.

The truth is: Sometimes your credit score will be better off in the long run. And here’s why…

If you are struggling with your finances and your credit score, and you do not see an immediate light at the end of the tunnel, you will probably continue to struggle for a few more years. As you fight to stay afloat, you will probably miss a few payments here and there.

And your credit score will suffer. In two years, it will be exactly where it is now.

But if you declare bankruptcy today, and then start the process of rebuilding your credit score after bankruptcy, in two years, you could have a 720 credit score!

I always say that bankruptcy isn’t as dirty as it sounds, so I hope this eases your mind!

Sincerely,

Philip Tirone

P.S. One more thing, certain mortgage companies are stopping their clients from reaffirming mortgage debt during a bankruptcy. Some of my clients are worried about what this will do to their credit scores. To them, I just want to say: Don’t worry—you don’t need a mortgage on your credit report to have a high credit score after a bankruptcy.

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