When stuck in a bad debt situation, it’s never too late to take action. The important thing is to know the right steps, created a doable plan and work towards your goal. In this article, let us talk about the ways on how you can get out of bad debt starting today.
Know your debts. Before doing anything, the first thing you should do is to know exactly how much you owe with each of your creditors. Order a copy of your credit report from the three major credit bureaus to see the real status of your debts. If this is your first time this year to order your report, you can get one for free from each bureau by visiting Annualcreditreport.com.
Once you have report, make sure that all your charges are correct. If you find unauthorized charges or charges that have already been paid, you should call the creditor involved to request for corrections. You should also send a dispute letter to the credit bureaus so that an investigation can be started. After 30 days, you should receive a response from the bureau. If your complaint is valid, you will receive an updated copy of your report free of charge.
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