Debt Management

Learn how debt can affect your credit scores, plus the different types of debt (both good and bad), and best practices for paying it off.

Avoiding 'Credit Repair' Scams

"Credit repair" companies may sound tempting. But the truth is, there is no such thing as a "quick fix" when it comes to your credit. Learn how to recognize legitimate credit counseling organizations vs. scams. 

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What Is Credit Counseling and How Can It Help?

Bankruptcy isn't the only solution for those struggling with major debt. Credit counseling may be a helpful option.
 

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[Video] How Can I Prioritize My Debt Payments?

Try these two strategies if you’re juggling multiple debts and unsure how to get started on repayment.

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How Can I Lower My Monthly Bills?

Don’t dread paying bills each month and make sure you’re not paying more than you should.

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[Video] COVID + CREDIT: How to Negotiate with Lenders

If you’re having trouble keeping up with your bills during the Covid-19 pandemic, your lenders may be more willing to work with you than you think.

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[Video] COVID + Credit: Can I negotiate medical bills with my doctor or hospital?

If you need treatment for Covid-19 or another ailment, be sure to know your options.

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Can I Negotiate with Debt Collectors?

If you have a debt in collections, negotiating with a debt collector may help you pay less and resolve the issue faster.

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Dealing with Debt Collectors: What Are Your Rights?

How will you be affected when debt collectors start calling - and what can you do to better protect yourself? It's important to know your rights.

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You Ask. Bev Answers: Should I Pay Down Debt or Save?

Should you pay down debt or save during the Covid-19 pandemic? It depends on your situation and financial goals

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Can My Partner’s Student Loan Debt Affect Me?

Do you need to worry about your partner’s student debt affecting your finances?

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What Are the Different kinds of Debt?

You may think that all debt is the same, but loans and other debts can have different impacts on your credit scores.

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You Ask. Bev Answers: How Long Will Unpaid Medical Debt Remain on My Credit Reports?

Unpaid medical bills are an issue for many Americans. Bev explains how long health care debt may linger on your credit reports.

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