Increase in bankruptcies calls attention to creditor protection aspects of retirement plans

Bankruptcy cases increased approximately 35% for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2009 , according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The number of cases went from 967,831 to 1,306,305.

These statistics call attention to one of the often overlooked aspects of a retirement plan – protection from bankruptcy.

It’s a complicated topic which I discuss in my other blog home, Slate’s Bizbox blog sponsored by Open from American Express. Here is a link to my recent column, What Happens To Retirement Plans In A Bankruptcy?

For further information on the bankruptcy process itself, here is a link to Bankruptcy Basics published on the website of the U.S. Courts.


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