How to Call Your Bank and Negotiate Credit Card Debt Yourself

If you have been following the early tips I suggest for how to negotiate and settle directly with your credit card bank, you have already had several “just calling to keep you posted” conversations with your bank (I recommend you call your lender once a month, or every several weeks, up to month 5 of … Read more

Can I Negotiate With My Own Creditors to Settle My Debt? – Lesley

“Dear Steve, I currently have $39,000 in credit card debt spread across 5 cards. Two with Chase and 1 each with Citicards, Bank of America, and American Express. I am not behind on any payments, but am only able to make the minimum due on each card every month. I expect that in the next … Read more

Debt Settlement From a Creditor Perspective. When it Makes Financial Sense.

The following guest post was contributed by Michael Bovee of Consumer Recovery Network. If you would like to contribute a guest post, click here. First of all, let’s establish that debts get settled for less than the balance as a matter of course. Issuers of unsecured credit cards do accept less than full balance settlements … Read more

Should You Settle Your Debt Using an Unknown Online Form You Pay to Download?

A friend and reader of this site sent me in a link for debt settlement agreements which consumers can purchase online. Out of curiosity I asked some friends in the debt settlement world what they though of a consumer just launching into settling their own debt using such forms and they offered some good advice … Read more