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Debt Repair Kit For Dummies®, Australian Edition

Debt Repair Kit For Dummies®, Australian Edition

Anthony Moore, Stephen R. Bucci

ISBN: 978-1-742-16941-5

May 2010

240 pages

Select type: Paperback

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All the tools you need to get your finances back on track

Are you seeking straightforward advice on how to avoid debt and establish a good credit standing? With this book, you discover how to dispute inaccurate information in your credit report, communicate with debt collectors, set financial goals and build a good credit history, as well as how to detect and avoid scams and identity theft.

  • Check your credit report - find out how to obtain your credit report and correct any mistakes
  • Establish a strong credit standing - build up a credit history with the financial services sector
  • Negotiate with debt collectors - understand how you can reach an arrangement that satisfies both you and your creditors
  • Find expert and independent guidance - seek help from a financial counsellor who can help you overcome your money problems
  • Manage your finances effectively - learn how to set financial goals, use credit

Visit the companion website at debtrepairkitfd for a guide to the legislation that protects consumers; letters to the Australian credit reporting agency, creditors, banks and more; and forms and worksheets, including financial calculators and budgeting tools.


Part I: Taking Stock of Your Credit Situation.

Chapter 1 : The Lowdown on Credit Essentials: Just What You Need to Know.

Chapter 2 : Credit Pleasure and Pain.

Chapter 3 : Understanding the Laws Governing Your Credit Contract.

Chapter 4 : Yours, Mine and Ours: Involving Others in Your Finances.

Part II: Landmarks of the Credit System.

Chapter 5 : Discovering Your Credit Standing.

Chapter 6 : Dealing with Identity Theft.

Chapter 7 : Your Right to Privacy and Consumer Protection.

Part III: Getting Through Tough Times.

Chapter 8 : Dealing With Debt Payment Demands.

Chapter 9 : Risking Your Home and Possessions.

Chapter 10 : Protecting Yourself When You Can't Pay.

Chapter 11 : Coping Financially at Life's Crossroads.

Part IV: Taking Control of Your Finances.

Chapter 12 : Who Can You Turn To?

Chapter 13 : Reorganising Your Debts and Credits.

Chapter 14 : Budgeting for Your Future.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15 : Ten Tips to Avoid Identity Theft or Reduce Its Damage.

Chapter 16 : Ten Ways to Keep Your Home from a Mortgagee Sale.

Chapter 17 : Ten Ways to Make Your Credit the Best It Can Be.

Chapter 18 : Ten Ways to Successfully Manage Financial Emergencies.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: About the Website.


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