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November 29, 2008
Credit card bankruptcy refers to debtors who have filed for bankruptcy protection due to the inability to repay credit card debt. Experts claim approximately 35-percent of bankruptcy filings are caused by overwhelming credit card debt. Nearly two-thirds of Americans admit their main reason for filing bankruptcy was due to poor money management and misuse of credit cards.
The staggering amount of credit card bankruptcy filings caused Congress to enact new bankruptcy laws in 2005. President Bush signed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act in order to reduce credit card bankruptcy filings