While rebuilding your credit, there are a few points to keep in mind. Lenders that target consumers fresh out of bankruptcy do it for a couple of reasons – first, you won’t be allowed to file again for many years, so the lender can be reasonably confident that if you have the income to make the payment, you will repay your loan. Second, lenders that focus on the newly-bankrupt know that these borrowers are grateful to be approved for anything and are less likely to be picky about their terms. According to the Fed, “In credit card industry parlance these individuals are referred as “cash cows” because they generate high income and profit margins, usually from high interest rates and fee income…”
His next step (with her persuasion and support) was to clean up his credit score and build up his trust level with his existing creditors. He got rid of all his credit cards accept for one pre-paid card, created a realistic budget, and worked out a deal with his ex-wife to look after the kids more in exchange for reducing his support payments. Once again, he was lucky on this one. Too often couples who get divorced just make things as miserable as possible for their ex-partner.