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Bankruptcy Overview
Source: National Consumer Law Center
Content Type: Website
Bankruptcy overview, links to NCLC resources on bankruptcy for advocates and consumers and legislative information on bankruptcy.

Generations of Struggle, 2008
Source: American Association of Retired Persons
Content Type: Research Report
The average age for filing bankruptcy has increased, and the rate of bankruptcy filings among those ages 65 and older has more than doubled since 1991, according to this Public Policy Institute paper.