Monthly Archive:: November 2008

Ins and Outs of Debt Settlement Companies

Question Do you have any advice on debt settlement companies? I am involved with one now and I am not sure I made the right decision. Response I personally do not like debt settlement companies and wouldn’t advise anyone to use one. The true

How Long for a Goodwill Response?

Question I sent 3 of my creditors goodwill letters about 2 months ago. How long does it take for a response? And if nothing happens, what should be my next step? Response Are these accounts paid in full? If not, offer them a settlement

Do I still have to pay if the account is not on my credit report?

Reader’s Question Dear Ashley – I wanted to know. I have a big account on my credit report of about 17,000 dollars. It’s from a car I used to have. Is there anything that I can do about that to try to remove it.

Negotiate Full Debt Amount or Settlement?

Question I have an unpaid account in collections. But the original creditor is also on my credit report. Which one should I negotiate with to pay and have it removed? Do I negotiate the full amount, or the settlement amount? Response Try to stay

Deal with original creditor or collection agency?

Question I’ve have charge offs on my credit report that are about 3 years old, would it be better to try and fix them with he original creditor or the collection agency ? Response Are they paid? If not, are you looking to pay