8 Tips for Dealing with Debt Collectors

06 Jan 8 Tips for Dealing with Debt Collectors

Here are eight nuggets for dealing with debt collectors and resolving your debts pulled from the pages of “Stop Debt Collectors: How to Protect Your Rights and Resolve Your Debts” in today’s edition of Newsday.

  1. Don’t hide
  2. Don’t pay dormant debt
  3. Dispute inflated debts
  4. Stop abusive calls
  5. Don’t cut off communication
  6. Chronicle conversations
  7. Negotiate terms
  8. Don’t drain home equity or nest egg

The Stop Debt Collectors book, released August 2008, is published by credit.com. It is a guide outlining your legal rights when you owe debts and strategies for managing your debt repayment.

The authors are Gerri Detweiler, author of The Ultimate Credit Handbook, Mary Reed, co-author of Managing Debt for Dummies, and John Ventura, recently deceased journalist and bankruptcy and consumer law attorney
 

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Jill Michaux has helped Kansas consumers with debt problems for three decades. She and her partner, Mark Neis, are Topeka's only bankruptcy specialists, board certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification. She help start the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
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