Monday, April 10, 2017

Central Library to Host Informational Program on Bankruptcy April 11


What: Dispelling the Myths and Misunderstandings about Bankruptcy
When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 5:45-6:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, Linn-Henley Research Building, Regional Library Computer Center,4th Floor,
Details: Free and open to the public

Just the mention of the word “bankruptcy” can strike fear and dread in the hearts of even the most fiscally fit among of us. The term carries with it connotations of failure, carelessness, irresponsibility, and worst of all, financial ruin. Although these connotations are hard to shake from our minds, they are not completely accurate. Both our economy and our laws have evolved in recent years and have created changes that should encourage us to reassess our understanding of bankruptcy. Dispelling the myths and misunderstandings that we hold onto regarding bankruptcy are the necessary first steps in this reassessment.

To help the community become more informed on this topic, the Birmingham Public Library will host the program Dispelling the Myths and Misunderstandings about Bankruptcy. The presenter is local attorney Dan Crane. In his presentation, Attorney Crane will cover the following:

  • An overview of bankruptcy law and creditors’ rights
  • The advantages of filing for bankruptcy
  • When is the appropriate time to file
  • The steps involved in the filing process
  • Rebuilding your financial standing after bankruptcy

For more information about this program and other financial literacy resources available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department at jmurray@bham.lib.al.us or 205-226-3691.

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