debt collections

Dealing with a debt in collections is never any fun – even if you have the money to pay off what you owe. From annoying calls to zombie debts that just won’t go away, you have to be savvy when it comes to handling collections or it can drive you crazy. Luckily is here with the latest on industry news and new government regulations that affect debts your creditors have written off.

Articles tagged with debt collections:

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How Unpaid Utility And Cell Phone Bills Can Ruin Your Credit

January 5, 2017 | Mary Reed

Watch out, this little bill can have big consequences.

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5 Creative Ways To Pay Off Debt Once It Goes Into Collections

November 8, 2016 |

Yes, one of the options involves blood and sperm.

Can you handle a medical credit card?

Ask The Expert: Do I Really Have To Pay That Doctor’s Bill?

April 6, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader can’t afford a medical procedure. Now what?

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Dvorkin On Debt: How To Collect From A Debt Collector

June 1, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Can you really profit off your debt collector? This woman did!

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Get Out Of Debt Guy: The Hospital Turned Me Over to Collections. Can They Do That?

May 22, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader wants to know how much getting sick really costs.

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Get Out of Debt Guy: Debt Collectors Keep Harassing Me

April 17, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader asks what she can do to stop aggressive collection calls on an old debt she doesn’t owe.

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Get Out of Debt Guy: My Husband Passed Away With Bills, Now What?

March 20, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader has a double tragedy: Her husband is gone and she’s had several strokes.

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Ask The Expert: Which Should I Pay Off First? My Credit Card Or My Car Loan?

February 25, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader has a complicated relationship with her ex and her credit cards.

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Debt collectors go after 77 million Americans

August 4, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Last week’s big news about debt is still big news today.