Then it looks like it is more feasible to default than to file bankruptcy .. loan defaults stay in your credit for 7 years, bankruptcy for only 10 years .. and move to another state if you plan to default ..
defaults do not assure you'll not be chased after to collect on the loan ... well, unless you're unemployed ... if you want to be absolutely sure creditors won't come after you and garnish your wages you've to have some kind of legal protection like bankruptcy. Legally speaking, filing for bankruptcy should normally not be a ground for discrimination on the part of an employer on their decisions to hire your or not ..
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