The ABCs of Getting Out of Debt provides the necessary knowledge to navigate through a very challenging credit environment. A Rich Dad’s Advisor and best selling author of numerous business books, Garrett Sutton, Esq. clearly writes on the key strategies readers must follow to get out of debt. Unlike other superficial offerings, Sutton explores the psychology and health effects of debt. From there, the reader learns how to beat the lenders at their own game, and how to understand and repair your own credit. Using real life illustrative stories, Sutton shares how to deal with debt collectors, avoid credit scams, and win with good credit.
“The reason Garrett Sutton’s book is so important is that like it or not, debt is a powerful force in our world today. The financially intelligent are using debt to enrich themselves while the financially uneducated are using debt to destroy their lives.”- Robert Kiyosaki
The times call for a book that offers hope and education on mastering credit and getting out of debt.
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About the Author
Garrett Sutton is an attorney, best selling author and one of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Advisors. A clear and engaging writer, Garrett demystifies legal topics and presents them in a very understandable and accessible manner.
Garrett has over thirty years experience in assisting individuals and businesses to limit their liability, protect their assets, implement advantageous corporate structures and advance their financial goals.
Garrett is the author of “Start Your Own Corporation,” “Writing Winning Business Plans,” “Buying and Selling a Business” and “The ABC’s of Getting Out of Debt” among other titles.
Garrett is the owner and operator of CorporateDirect.com, which since 1988, has provided affordable asset protection and corporate formation services, as well as resources for entrepreneurs and real estate investors. Robert Kiyosaki, the best selling author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad calls Garrett and Corporate Direct “the premiere source for asset protection strategies.”
Garrett attended Colorado College and the University of California at Berkeley, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1975. He graduated with a J.D. in 1978 from Hastings Law, the University of California’s law school in San Francisco. He has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other publications. Garrett enjoys speaking on asset protection strategies and is a frequent lecturer for business groups and the Rich Dad’s Advisors educational series.
Garrett serves on the boards of the American Baseball Foundation, located in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Reno-Nevada based Sierra Kids Foundation.
For more information on Garrett Sutton, please visit his Web sites at www.sutlaw.com, www.corporatedirect.com, and www.successdna.com.
Table of Contents
Foreword: I Love My Credit Cards Robert Kiyosaki xi
Part One Credit and Debt
Chapter One An Introduction to the Credit System 3
Chapter Two The Psychology of Debt 9
Chapter Three Health Effects of Debt 15
Chapter Four Beat the Lenders at their Own Game 19
Chapter Five Debt Consolidation 35
Chapter Six Getting Help 43
Part Two Emergency Measures for Crisis Debt Situations
Chapter Seven Car Loan Troubles 61
Chapter Eight Mortgage Troubles 67
Chapter Nine Student Loans 75
Chapter Ten When you Owe Taxes 81
Chapter Eleven Military Matters 85
Chapter Twelve Debt Collectors 89
Part Three Great Credit
Chapter Thirteen Credit Reports 105
Chapter Fourteen Credit Scores 127
Chapter Fifteen Credit Repair 149
Chapter Sixteen Common Credit Report Problems 171
Chapter Seventeen Scams 187
Chapter Eighteen Winning with Credit 203
Appendix A Sample Letters 207
Appendix B Worksheets 213
Appendix C Resources 221