Struggling with debt? Find solutions here.
Conquering overwhelming debt starts with understanding your options. Solve Your Money Troubles gives you the tools you need to get your finances back on track. Learn how to:
- stop debt collector harassment cold
- negotiate down your debt with creditors
- reduce your student loan payments, and
- create a healthy financial plan that you can live with.
But that’s not all. Solve Your Money Troubles helps you handle the big issues, too. Find out how to:
- stop a wage garnishment from leaving you penniless
- get your car back after a repossession
- prevent a foreclosure by applying for a workout program
- respond to an action if you get sued, and
- decide if it’s time to wipe the slate clean by filing for bankruptcy.
Most importantly, you can count on getting the support you need. In addition to up-to-date legal information, you’ll find practical tools, such as sample creditor letters and budgeting worksheets. And, if the law changes, you won’t be left out of the loop. You’ll have online access to all of the latest debt, credit, and bankruptcy developments.
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About the Author
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 has authored numerous foreclosure, debt, and real estate articles on Nolo.com. She is the author of Nolo's The Foreclosure Survival Guide and Credit Repair , and the coauthor of Nolo's Solve Your Money Troubles.
Amy received a B.A. from the University of Southern California and a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and is licensed to practice law in Colorado.
Cara O'Neill is a bankruptcy attorney in Northern California and a legal editor with Nolo. She has been practicing law in California for over 20 years and is the coauthor of Nolo's How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, and Nolo's Money Troubles and Credit Repair.
Table of Contents
1. How Much Do You Owe?
2. If You're Married, Divorced, or Separated
3. Create a Budget and Control Spending
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. Understanding Loan and Other Credit Documents
11. Student Loans
12. Child Support and Alimony
13. Lawsuits and Collection of Judgements
14. Bankruptcy: The Ultimate Weapon
15. Property Creditors Can't Take
16. Rebuilding Your Credit
17. Choosing and Managing Credit Cards
If you’re in over your head with debts, don’t let the problem continue to grow. Planning and carrying out a financial plan can be daunting, but it’s vital to your economic well-being. Solve Your Money Troubles is packed with strategies and useful information for people who are swamped with debt, giving you the tools you need to take control of your finances.
This book provides step-by-step guidance that will help you come up with a game plan to control your spending, deal with your debts, and take action to reduce the amounts you owe. If you have excessive liabilities, Solve Your Money Troubles can help you sort out your financial problems, quickly and effectively.