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A Troubling Trend: Seniors and Bankruptcy

Feb 6, 2019

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When financial affairs have spun out of control, filing bankruptcy is an option … but typically a last resort. Recent research published as ‘Graying of U.S. Bankruptcy: Fallout from Life in a Risk Society,’ reveals that a growing number of adults 65 and older are choosing bankruptcy as their best option. We hear from Professor Deborah Thorne, a principal investigator for the ‘Consumer Bankruptcy Project.’ Then we ask Helene Raynaud, of the non-profit Guidewell Financial Solutions, how to avoid monetary crisis and stress.