The Unofficial Guide to Beating Debt (Unofficial Guides)

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The Unofficial Guide to Beating Debt is designed to give savvy consumers like you foolproof strategies for everything from undoing years of debt to putting your credit reputation back together. In this book you′ll get unbiased recommendations that are not influenced by any company, product, or organization. The Unofficial Guide to Beating Debt is intensively inspected by The Unofficial Panel of Experts –– specialists who ensure that you are armed with the most up–to–date insider information on the subject of beating debt. They tell you exactly what the "official establishment" doesn′t want you to know.

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Why you should read the Unofficial Guide to Beating Debt
Are you up to your ears in debt? Or are you teetering on the edge of bankruptcy? Or maybe you're just uncomfortable with your current debt load. Whatever your motivation for reading this, I think you'll find the answers to your many questions in The Unofficial Guide to Beating Debt.

But why should you buy this particular book, rather than the dozens of others that are available? There are lots of reasons. The Unofficial Guide to Beating Debt is designed to be a guidebook to help you navigate quickly through the crucial information that you need to get a handle on credit and debt. I explain the ins and outs of credit cards, debit cards, credit reports, collection agencies, non-profit debt counseling agencies, bankruptcy, and much, much more--minus the usual promotional hype.

I wrote The Unofficial Guide to Beating Debt for virtually anyone who is struggling with their debts, regardless of their income or how they got into financial difficulty in the first place. While there's no "quick fixes" to your financial problems, I offer numerous well-tested steps that you can take to put your finances back in order, and ways to avoid numerous pitfalls along the way. What's more, I've included the most up-to-date information about debt and the Internet that I've seen in any book. You'll find a vast array of online resources for help, and a considerable list of things to avoid.

The Unofficial Guide to Beating Debt does not contain a set of strict rules to follow. It's more like a roadmap for individual improvement and development. There's no incomprehensible financial jargon here. Just plain, straight talk. And a wealth of resources to help you find additional information fast. I hope you find it helpful.

About the Author: Greg Pahl, a journalist and feature writer, has written extensively about business, finance, and consumer issues. He lives in Middlebury, Vermont.

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The inside scoop… for when you want more than the official line! All over America there are people who can't pay down their credit cards, are delinquent on college loans, and cringe every time they hear the phone ring in fear of creditors or collection agencies. How do you know if you're on your way to bankruptcy, or if you're just falling a little behind? How can you keep bankruptcy from happening when the bills just won't stop coming? And how do you climb out of the debt hole without causing irreparable damage to your credit report—not to mention your quality of life? You want the inside scoop. The Unofficial Guide ™ to Beating Debt is designed to give savvy consumers like you foolproof strategies for everything from undoing years of debt to putting your credit reputation back together. In this book you'll get unbiased recommendations that are not influenced by any company, product, or organization. The Unofficial Guide ™ to Beating Debt is intensively inspected by The Unofficial Panel of Experts: Nancy Dunnan, New York City financial analyst and columnist; Warren Ladenheim, director at Peak Search, Inc., an executive recruitment firm; and Steve Rhode, president and co–founder of Debt Counselors of America ®. These specialists ensure that you are armed with the most up–to–date insider information on the subject of beating debt. They tell you exactly what the "official establishment" doesn't want you to know. Vital Information on the smart way to borrow money and apply for credit Insider Secrets on managing mortgages, loans, and credit cards Money–Saving Techniques for protecting yourself and your credit, resolving billing errors, and exercising your debtor's rights Time–Saving Tips on accessing, understanding, and repairing your credit report The Latest Trends in overcoming frequent borrowing mistakes and pulling yourself out of debt Handy Checklists and Charts to help you keep track of your debt payments visit us online at www.idgbooks.com

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