How to Apply for a Credit Card for People Who Just Went Through Bankruptcy

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Applying for a credit card after going through bankruptcy is similar to obtaining credit for the first time and will be looked at by credit companies in the same manner. Apply for a credit card after filing for bankruptcy in order to pay for necessities using advice from a family lawyer in this free video on bankruptcy.

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You've just gone through a bankruptcy proceeding and you have been adjudicated bankrupt. And now you don't believe you have any credit but you're still at a posture where your streams of income do not really provide for all of the expenses or all of the necessities that you believe you need. And you're concerned about applying for any kind of credit after a bankruptcy. I'm Robert Todd and I'm here to answer the question how to apply for credit cards after a bankruptcy proceeding. Believe it or not, in many instances, you like an individual that has not gone through a bankruptcy proceeding or an individual that is just starting out and is trying to obtain credit so that they can purchase gasoline and various products and services by a credit card, you're pretty much in the same boat as them. Yes, the history of your bankruptcy proceeding will follow you and yes, you must indicate that on your applications for credit cards, but to a large extent, you're considered a fresh new applicant and you're not carrying any debt. So you should be okay in applying for credit cards. If you have any questions about that you may want to seek the professional advice of a financial counselor. I'm Robert Todd and thank you for watching.


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