Michael Smith


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Buying a Car After a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Buying a Car After a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

When you are discharged from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are essentially starting with a clean slate, aside from the fact that you will have a black mark on your credit report from the filing for up to 10 years, potentially making it hard to find a lender who will approve you. However, if you did have previous auto loans that were in good standing or have paid off a vehicle since you filed your Chapter 7, you will have better chances getting approved by a lender. You just need to make sure you are working with a car dealership that has a financing team that knows how to work with unique financial situations.

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Can I Trade In a Car I Still Owe Money On? Can I Trade In a Car I Still Owe Money On?

The car you have runs well. In fact, it's a great car with plenty of nice features and it is perfect for all of your needs. But your financial situation has changed, and you need to trade it in. But there is a problem: You still owe money on it. The good news is that yes, you can trade in that vehicle. The bad news, however, is that there will be some drawbacks, especially if the reason you need to replace it is because you can no longer afford the payments. This is a factor you will need to thoroughly consider when determining what kind of car you can get to take its place.

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