Solve Your Money Troubles: Debt, Credit & Bankruptcy

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Feeling overwhelmed by your debts? If you're ready to regain your financial freedom, feeling the squeeze of the housing bust or simply get smarter about managing your money, you'll find everything you need in this complete guide. Solve Your Money Troubles shows you how to:

. prioritize debts
. create a budget
. negotiate with creditors
. stop collector harassment
. challenge wage attachments
. contend with repossessions
. respond to creditor lawsuits
. qualify for a mortgage
. ...

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Overview

Feeling overwhelmed by your debts? If you're ready to regain your financial freedom, feeling the squeeze of the housing bust or simply get smarter about managing your money, you'll find everything you need in this complete guide. Solve Your Money Troubles shows you how to:

. prioritize debts
. create a budget
. negotiate with creditors
. stop collector harassment
. challenge wage attachments
. contend with repossessions
. respond to creditor lawsuits
. qualify for a mortgage
. rebuild credit
. decide if bankruptcy is the right option for you

To make the process easier, Solve Your Money Troubles includes sample letters to creditors, as well as worksheets and charts to calculate your debts and expenses.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is a must-have, even for people who don't have debt problems." Los Angeles Times
"Reading Attorney Robin Leonard's book... should help you in dealing with the jackals." Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Can help make these daunting tasks much easier to handle." Accounting Today
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
If you feel powerless under the weight of your bills, this book will give you strength and the skills needed to respond to bill collectors and to rebuild your credit and -- just as important -- your self esteem.
Los Angeles Times
This book is a must-have, even for people who don't have debt problems.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Reading Attorney Robin Leonard's book... should help you in dealing with the jackals.
Accounting Today
Can help make these daunting tasks much easier to handle.
First Magazine
Practical advice as well as state-by-state listings of who to turn to for every aspect of your financial health.
Modern Maturity
Clear and detailed information on consumer and personal debt, lawsuits, bankruptcy, and rebuilding credit.
Orlando Sentinel
Offers those deep in debt a plan for digging themselves out.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413318098
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 7/31/2013
  • Edition description: Fourteenth Edition
  • Edition number: 14
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 261,785
  • Product dimensions: 8.94 (w) x 6.96 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Leonard is a former attorney who gave up the law to become a rabbi. She is the author of many Nolo books including Solve Your Money Troubles: Debt, Credit & Bankruptcy and Credit Repair. She also helped writeHow to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples.

Attorney Margaret Reiter was a consumer investigator with the Los Angeles County Consumer Affairs Department for four years and worked for 20 years as a consumer prosecutor with the California Attorney General's Consumer Law Section. She has investigated or prosecuted businesses engaged in consumer fraud including foreclosure "consultants," mortgage lenders, debt settlement companies, vocational schools, living trust mill/annuity sellers, prepaid phone card companies, and tax refund anticipation loan providers. She has drafted consumer protection legislation, advocated for stronger consumer protection before regulatory agencies and trained other prosecutors.

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Table of Contents

Your Legal Companion to Solving Your Money Troubles
1 How Much Do You Owe?
2 If You’re Married, Divorced, or Separated
3 Debts You May Not Owe
4 Prioritizing Your Debts
5 Negotiating With Your Creditors
6 Finding Money to Pay Your Debts
7 What to Expect When You Can’t Pay Your Debts?
8 Reducing Mortgage Payments and Dealing With Foreclosure
9 Dealing With Debt Collectors
10 Choosing and Managing Credit Cards
11 Understanding Loan and Other Credit Documents
12 Student Loans
13 Child Support and Alimony
14 If You Are Sued
15 Bankruptcy: The Ultimate Weapon
16 Property Creditors Can’t Take
17 Rebuilding Your Credit
18 Illegal Credit Discrimination
19 Help Beyond This Book
G Glossary
Appendixes
A Federal Agencies
B Contact Information for Useful Agencies, Organizations, and Other Entities
C Federal and State Exemption Tables
D Worksheets
Index

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