Lily Robotics, a startup that quickly amassed tens of millions of dollars in pre-orders from around the world following its release of a viral video showing its prototype of an autonomous flying camera in 2014, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
If you are facing a level of personal debt that has you considering bankruptcy, the prospect of spending any more money might be an immobilizing thought. Thinking that way will only keep you in a perpetual cycle of debt that you cannot escape. Filing for bankruptcy will cost you money, but think of this money as an investment in your future financial freedom.
As per Foreclosure.com, the nation’s largest provider of data of homes in financial distress, reports that 31,043 Illinois homes are currently in pre-foreclosure status as 23,486 household are already actively involved in the process. In addition, 34,975 bankruptcies have also been recorded during the first quarter of 2015.
One local nonprofit is dedicated to paying off the student loans of combat veterans and easing the financial burden that these families face. Eli Williamson founded Leave No Veteran Behind because the average military veteran carries about $56,000 in student debt. Since 2009, this foundation has paid the outstanding student loan debt of 10 veterans.
There is often a misconception that people who file for bankruptcy are forced to do so because they were financially irresponsible. Although there are people who do file for bankruptcy for this reason, the majority of people who find themselves in this position get there because of events that occur of which they have no control over. A loss of employment, a serious medical issue, and divorce are just a few of the reasons that can completely wreck someone’s finances and leave them overwhelmed with debt.
As per iStockAnalyst, an Oregon based online subsidiary of Wall Street Tools, LLC, Fitch Ratings recently reported that consumer bankruptcy is expected to continue to decline throughout the remainder of 2014. Fitch Ratings, a global rating agency, attributes the decline to lower unemployment rates coupled with a recovering economy. Personal bankruptcy rates are expected to decline by eight to 10 percent, marking the fourth consecutive year of lower instances of personal bankruptcy protection petitions.