New Look Helps Marilyn Kleinberg Bounce Back from Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy.

It's an ugly word that most people won't even whisper, let alone declare. But New Jersey businesswoman Marilyn Kleinberg saw no other options. In declaring both personal and business bankruptcy, she lost her home, her inheritance, everything... except her integrity.

"My parents instilled in me a strong sense of integrity," she says. "One of the reasons I fought the idea of bankruptcy for two years was because I couldn't get past the idea that I would be reneging on my promise to pay. I took out loans and used my credit cards in good faith. It just felt contrary to everything I believed in, and against my sense of integrity. It felt wrong and I felt guilty."