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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting out of Debt

By Ken Clark

Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul?



The American economy is dragging, with unemployment rates rising and consumer debt hitting $2.5 trillion. Many people are in deep and need help. Here, a Certified Financial Planner explains the mathematics of debt; strategies to deal with credit card, mortgage, student, and other loans; why debt consolidation and taking loans from a 401(k) can lead to problems; truths about bankruptcy; and how to use debt while eliminating it.



- Includes essential resources and websites, sample letters and forms, loan forgiveness programs, bankruptcy resources



- Author a Certified Financial Planner



- Covers every kind of debt, mortgages to credit cards to student loans



- National credit card debt is growing exponentially

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The complete idiot's guide to getting out of debt

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9781592578474


Format: Book
Author: Clark, Ken
Title: The complete idiot's guide to getting out of debt / by Ken Clark.
Publisher Date: New York : Alpha Books, c2009.
Subject: Consumer credit Finance, Personal -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. Budgets, Personal
Isbn: 9781592578474 1592578470
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 332.02402 Cla
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Bib Id: 311629

Format: Book
Author: Clark, Ken
Title: The complete idiot's guide to getting out of debt / by Ken Clark.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alpha Books, c2009.
Description: xxii, 330 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Consumer credit
Subjects: Finance, Personal -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subjects: Budgets, Personal
Other Title: Complete idiot's guide
Other Title: Getting out of debt
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Where debt comes from -- Long-term debt -- Short-term debt -- The math of debt -- Denial, acceptance, and action -- Sticking to your plan -- Controlling your cash flow -- How to make a budget -- Spending plans: the key to beating debt -- Expect the unexpected -- Getting your debt organized -- Creating a payment strategy -- Credit card strategies -- Mortgage strategies -- Student loan strategies -- Strategies for other types of debt -- Strategies that can backfire -- Bankruptcy -- Getting your creditors off your back -- Salvaging your credit score -- Guarding against identity theft -- Avoiding scams and rip-offs -- You and debt: is it really over? -- Tools and tips for staying out of debt -- Passing along good money skills.
LCCN: 2008933150
ISBN: 9781592578474
ISBN: 1592578470
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Call Number: 332.02402 Cla