Old and Bankrupt

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Young folks weren’t the only ones getting in over their heads in the now-vanished days of easy credit. According to a study by AARP’s Public Policy Institute (crunching numbers from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project), the median age of bankruptcy filers has risen from 36.5 in 1991 to 43 last year, pushed up by an increase in filings among those age 55 and up.

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