Category: Debt

Do This Before Paying an Old Debt Collection

You’ve just received a letter from a debt collector demanding that you pay a debt that’s years old. Perhaps you don’t even remember the debt. What’s the best way to handle this situation? Why am I being contacted about an old debt? First let me explain why a …

Why You Shouldn’t Believe The “Good Debt” Myth

Debt is a controversial subject so let’s get into it. When people talk about “good debt” they usually mean debt that creates value. In other words, it’s debt that will hopefully create wealth sometime in the future. An example that’s often used is a student loan. The myth …

How to Negotiate With Creditors

If you are struggling to make your credit card payments or to pay off other debts, it may be time to start negotiating with creditors in order to avoid bankruptcy proceedings. You need to be prepared though, as they are used to people requesting some sort of concessions …