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Can You Really Be a Success in Life after Bankruptcy?

29th April 2010
By JamesBrown in Bankruptcy Law
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Bankruptcy can not only prevent failure but it can also be a key to success. Can you imagine how much easier it could be to follow your dreams without the burden of debt looming over you?

The very second that you decide you don't want to live with the burden of debt, you've finally taken control from your creditors. Asking a St. Louis bankruptcy attorney for credit card debt help, protection from foreclosure, and relief from the harassment of your creditors is a responsible move and can be seen as your first step toward success.

There are actually quite a few pioneers of industry who had to start over with bankruptcy before they could fully follow their dreams. Here are some of history's most famous examples of people who wiped the slate clean and became the massive successes we know them as today.

1. Milton Hershey had to file bankruptcy after his first attempt at opening a candy shop. However, getting rid of his debts allowed him to open up the Lancaster Caramel Company and become one of the biggest candy makers in the world.

2. Walt Disney had to file for bankruptcy protection after many filed attempts at making movies. After filing, he created Mickey Mouse and released "Steamboat Willie," launching him into success and allowing him to become a legend that children still revere.

3. Henry Ford filed for bankruptcy after his Model T prototype failed. Getting rid of his debts allowed him to reorganize his finances and start the Ford Motor Company.

Though these three people are all incredibly different, they share a common beginning. They all recognized when they were under too much debt and did something about it. Simply asking for help and getting rid of their debts allowed them to become some of the biggest successes in American history.

These aren't the only examples, either. Countless actors and actresses, professional athletes, and even business people have found bankruptcy to be instrumental in their success. Cyndi Lauper, George Foreman, Willie Nelson, and Donald Trump are just a few of these celebrities—but the list doesn't end there. People who've filed bankruptcy, celebrity or not, have some of the greatest success stories this country has seen.

These celebrity bankruptcy stories can really tell us something. You must do whatever you need to do to follow your dreams. If that means asking a St. Louis bankruptcy attorney for credit card debt help, protection from foreclosure, and relief from your creditors, then so be it. Your bankruptcy can be the inspiration for your future success too.


Missouri Bankruptcy attorney James Brown has been working to relieve the debt of hard-working American families for over 15 years. He has dedicated his career to educating consumers about options for debt relief and has released 5 publications, including, "Get Out of Debt: Secrets Your Creditors Don't Want You to Know." You can request a free copy at
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