Bankruptcy can be defined in several ways. In simple terms bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of a person or organization to pay their creditors. A declared state of bankruptcy can be requested or initiated by the bankrupt person or company, or it can just be requested by creditors in an effort to recoup a portion of what the company or individual owes them. However in the most of the cases the bankrupt individual or the organization initiates bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy has become quite common these days. There are several reasons behind it out of which the foremost and important factor is credit card payments and bank loans. Nowadays people are extremely burdened by the credit card bills and other loans that they take at the time of need. After a certain time these bills and the loan repayment amount start increasing day-by-day due to the interest charged over them. This makes it all the more problematic for the concerned person to finish off with his debts. Therefore an individual should avoid taking loans and making credit card payments as much as possible.