How to Handle a Consumer Complaint Like a Pro And Come Out Smelling Like a Rose

Over the years of writing about the debt relief space, I’ve grown exceedingly frustrated by companies that can’t seem to deal with consumer complaints or unhappy clients positively and constructively. They seem to relish shooting themselves in the foot, time and time again. A client complaint is a perfect opportunity to win over new clients … Read more

How to Get Your Money Back From a Debt Relief Company if You Feel Like You’ve Been Scammed

Here is my definitive guide on how to get out of a scam and get your best shot at getting your money back. Warning, it will take some work, but it can be effective. “The steps listed in How to Try to Get a Refund From a Debt Relief Company should represent a consumer dropping … Read more

Natural Disaster Financial Checklist to Save Your Finances

When a catastrophe like Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma happens, your world can be turned upside down. During these tough times, it may be difficult to know who to trust and where to look for guidance and assistance, as well as what financial steps to take as you begin recovering. These are a few organizations … Read more

The Get Out of Debt Guy 8 Easy Steps to Eliminate Your Debt Checklist

So you want to get out of debt. Congratulations. To make your journey easier and to help you on your way, here is an easy to follow checklist to guide you on your journey. Getting out of debt can be broken down into some very simple steps to make the process easy, obvious, and help … Read more

The Saddest Avoidable Mistake People Make When Getting Out of Debt

It is painful for me to watch people make the same ignorant and stupid mistake time and time again when getting out of debt. And what is the number on mistake that screws up their financial future in an effort to repair their financial past? Keep reading to find out. People make all sorts of … Read more

How to Discharge Your Student Loans if You Are in the Military, Police, or Teacher

More and more at GetOutOfDebt.org we are getting questions about how to get your student loans eliminated, forgiven, or discharged if you are in or served in the military, police officer, teacher, librarian, or other public service employee. It is absurdly ironic that members of the military can go into harms way, fight in combat … Read more

Consumer Credit Counseling Pros and Cons. My Ultimate Guide to Understanding How Credit Counseling Really Works.

Consumer credit counseling is one of the options people turn to when dealing with debt issues so let’s take an honest look at the pros and cons of the program and what it has to offer. Consumer credit counseling in one form or another has been around as debt proraters, debt lumpers, or debt consolidators … Read more

The Ultimate Debt Consolidation Loan Guide: Getting Approved, Acting Smart, and Being Wise

You hear a lot of rubbish online about getting a debt consolidation loan and a lot of just flat out incorrect information. It’s time to put an end to that and help you get the facts so you can make a good educated decision. If You Don’t Want to Read All of This Post: One … Read more

How Not to Get Scammed by a Mortgage Loan Modification Company

It’s easy to make you a victim and rip you off with a loan modification. People are willing to believe the wild claims companies make about being able to cut your loan balance or slice your interest rate. It sounds so good when the salespeople are pitching you. If you received a postcard or letter … Read more

How to Deal With Debt Collectors or Debt Buyers

This guide will give you some fabulous resources for dealing with debt collectors, debt collection, and debt buyers. There are two ways to approach being in collections. Most approach it with fear and stress. A few learn how to deal with it in the right way, with education and a positive attitude. A positive attitude? … Read more

How to Easily Rebuild and Repair Your Credit After Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, or Repossession

Most credit repair scams and schemes and just a worthless waste of money and don’t help you to legally rebuild your credit. Here is a simple process I have advised people to use for years that does the trick for rebuilding and restoring your credit from any credit disaster. This isn’t some crafty or quasi-legal … Read more

How to Settle American Express Credit Card Debt

If you’re facing a legitimate financial hardship and can’t make the minimum payments on your American Express credit card one potential solution is to negotiate a lump-sum settlement for less the balance owed. If you’re unfamiliar with debt settlement, you’re probably wondering how someone who can’t make their monthly payments would have the funds needed … Read more