Consumer Bankruptcies Rise U.S. consumer bankruptcy filings rose 11% in the first ni

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    Consumer Bankruptcies Rise

    U.S. consumer bankruptcy filings rose 11% in the first nine months of this year, versus the same period in 2009, the American Bankruptcy Institute said Monday, citing data from the National Bankruptcy Research Center. Filings totaled 1,165,172 nationwide during the first nine months of 2010, compared to 1,046,449 total consumer filings during the same period a year ago. The bankruptcy filings so far in 2010 represent the highest total since 2005. "We expect that there will be nearly 1.6 million new bankruptcy filings by year end," ABI Executive Director Samuel Gerdano said in a statement. Consumer bankruptcies totaled 130,329 in September. That was 3.3% up from August 2010.

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    So far this year that is about one out of every 300 people. Wow!

    Considering that a few years ago they changed the bankruptcy laws to make it far more difficult to file BK, to have this many people file shows you how bad this Depression really is.
     
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    not so wow, really. Can you imagine what % of Americans would have filed bankruptcy if this recession was as severe as the great depression? Maybe 5% each year for 3 years and then only 2%/year for 7 more years.
     

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