Bankruptcy Holding Steady in Rockford

ROCKFORD (WIFR) --A bankruptcy judge says more young people are running into serious debt issues. Making it harder for them to keep their credit healthy.

That same judge spoke to students at Rockford University Wednesday night launching a local version of the national Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program. Which spreads awareness to some of the money trouble young people can avoid by simply living within their means. Judge Tom Lynch is a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge and says last year more than 4,000 bankruptcy cases were filed in Rockford. Many of those cases involving young adults.

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