9 ways to avoid getting into debt after bankruptcy

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After a bankruptcy, many worry whether they can get credit again.

The real challenge is not digging that hole all over again.

You can establish credit after a bankruptcy. You might have to get a low-limit or secured card. Or you might be able to qualify for a plain vanilla credit card, or even score the rewards card of your dreams.

But that’s not the point. Since you didn’t intentionally drive into that financial ditch the first time, just how do you keep history from repeating itself?

Here are 9 strategies to help you master your credit.