Over the years, I have learned that there is a lot of misinformation circulating about bankruptcy. Much of the information is good and gives fair description of how a bankruptcy filing may impact you. However, there is a lot of misinformation or simply untrue information about bankruptcy. The next several blogs will deal with a number of these myths people may read about filing bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy Myth 6: Filing Bankruptcy Means You’re a Bad Person.
FACT: Filing bankruptcy means you’re a good person, acting responsibly. Everyone wants to pay their bills. Everyone. And everyone wants to take care of their family and provide their family with all the things they need. Putting our family first and making the changes necessary to make sure we have a roof over our head, food on the table, and warm clothes to wear is the most responsible thing we can do.
You need to get over blaming yourself. Most of the people who file bankruptcy are good, honest, hard-working people, just like you and me, who file as a last resort after months or years of struggling to pay the bills. You’re completely wrong in thinking that you’re a deadbeat if you file bankruptcy. Filing bankruptcy is actually one of the most positive, responsible, honorable, and noble steps you can take on behalf of your family and your family’s future, happiness, and prosperity.