Repair Your Credit And Knock Out Your Debt

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A financial first-aid kit that helps you patch up your credit and live debt-free

Repair Your Credit and Knock Out Your Debt is a godsend for the 75 million Americans currently trying to dig their way out from under crushing debt. Written in association with Springboard, a leading not-forprofit financial services organization that, since 1974, has helped 4 million consumers get out of and stay out of debt, this results-oriented handbook is a gold mine of proven debt-management ...

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Overview

A financial first-aid kit that helps you patch up your credit and live debt-free

Repair Your Credit and Knock Out Your Debt is a godsend for the 75 million Americans currently trying to dig their way out from under crushing debt. Written in association with Springboard, a leading not-forprofit financial services organization that, since 1974, has helped 4 million consumers get out of and stay out of debt, this results-oriented handbook is a gold mine of proven debt-management strategies and techniques. Drawing upon Springboard's expertise, Jeff Michael walks readers through all the steps to achieving a debt-free existence. He also offers expert advice for the debt-challenged reader on how to deal with foreclosures, evictions, repossessions, costly emergencies, child-care expenditures, and more. Readers learn how to:

  • Get out of debt as quickly as possible, under virtually any circumstance
  • Get copies of credit reports and fix what's wrong
  • Control spending and live debt-free
  • Restore a line of credit
  • Cope with the emotional burdens of debt and develop a positive attitude about money
  • Stop being pushed around by collection agents
  • Make sense of complex credit and debt legislation and regulations
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071426138
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/30/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 0.35 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Michael (Riverside, CA) is director of education for Springboard.

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Table of Contents

Foreword--Defending the U.S. Credit System vii
Chapter 1 Knowing Where to Start 1
Chapter 2 Budgeting 19
Chapter 3 Basic Debt Handling 41
Chapter 4 10 Different Kinds of Debt and How to Address Them 55
Chapter 5 Credit Counseling 73
Chapter 6 A Closer Look at Credit 85
Chapter 7 Banking 97
Chapter 8 Surviving the Journey 109
Chapter 9 Special Problems 121
Chapter 10 Breaking the Cycle: What to Tell Your Children 139
Index 147
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