Bankruptcy and Personal Debt Management

18 Feb Bankruptcy and Personal Debt Management

The February 18, 2007 New York Times published an interesting way for each of us to manage our spending: Blogging!

It’s like keeping a diary of every expense, but instead it’s on a public blog. “Look what you all have done to me!” the Times quotes Tricia as saying, excited about her new-found financial discipline in not making an impulse-purchase while shopping for other items. Others brag about not buying anything at a grocery store that wasn’t on the list.

Any means of spending discipline, public or private, is great. Sometimes it can only work for the future, and sometimes it can avoid a bankruptcy filing. It all depends on your particular circumstances.

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L. Jed Berliner practices exclusively in consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, and related consumer protection litigation such as credit card defenses and suing debt collectors. He established his Springfield, MA practice in 1988. Attorney Berliner is a regular and active contributor to the Bankruptcy Law Network, the Bankruptcy Roundtable, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, three specialized consumer bankruptcy forums on the Internet, and is an informal mentor to regional practitioners. He is recognized by his peers as an expert in consumer bankruptcy issues. He thoroughly enjoys being rated "excellent" in his client surveys.

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