Solve Your Money Troubles: Debt, Credit & Bankruptcy / Edition 13

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

  • prioritize debts & create a budget
  • negotiate with creditors
  • stop harassment by debt collectors
  • deal with wage garnishment, car repossession, and foreclosure
  • reduce student loan payments
  • know what to expect if a creditor sues
  • rebuild your credit
  • decide if bankruptcy is the right option for you

To make the process easier, Solve Your Money Troubles includes sample letters to negotiate with creditors, as well as worksheets and charts to calculate your debts and expenses and help you create a repayment plan.

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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

“This book will give you strength and the skills needed to respond to bill collectors and to rebuild your credit….” New Orleans Times-Picayune

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: 9781413314212
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 4/27/2011
  • Edition description: Thirteenth Edition
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,562,053
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (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 write How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples.

Amy Loftsgordon has worked in the area of foreclosure and debt collection for over ten years. Her broad experience includes helping people fight collection actions and enforcing debtors' rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. As part of a national settlement involving the mortgage industry, she has also reviewed servicer records to uncover extensive credit reporting errors.
Amy received a B.A. from the University of Southern California and a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado. Amy has authored numerous foreclosure, debt, and real estate articles on and updated the last edition of Nolo's The Foreclosure Survival Guide.

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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 Finding Money to Pay Your Debts

6 Negotiating With Your Creditors

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 Help Beyond This Book

G Glossary


A Where to Complain

B Contact Information for Useful Agencies, Organizations, and Other Entities

C Worksheets


Sample Letters and Forms

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