Hope this is the right place to post... it says "and anything else financial" so I guess it is. Anyhow, I saw something online this morning that once again hit home about the total lack of privacy with the way the Internet is. A very dear friend I've had for a long time filed for bankruptcy three years ago. She never said a *word* to us about financial difficulties, but there it was on the Internet for all the world to see and crush what she tried to keep private for a bit of dignity apparently. But that aside, I saw that it said the case was "discharged" three months later... and I know nothing about bankruptcy filing, so I thought it meant they didn't grant it. But if my research this morning is accurate, it actually means that they DID grant it, and "discharged" means that creditors could no longer badger her at that point... is that correct? My friend lives in another state now, so it was impossible to physically see that something wasn't right. I'm very sad that I found out on the 'Net, though, and quite by accident while checking real estate prices in her area. It totally removed my natural response to say "I'll send a check"... and I can't help *now* because it was supposed to be kept private.