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Be Smart about Managing Your Debt

Tips for managing debt and avoiding bankruptcy. This brochure provides some advice on how to deal with debt, including seeking help from the Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS). It urges that you avoid payday loans, instant tax refunds, and "rent-to-own" products. These things will end up costing you much more money than they are really worth. Also included are tips on how to spot bad mortgage lenders and brokers. Advice is given on how to manage your debt if you do have to declare bankruptcy.

More information is available in this brochure published by Legal Aid: Be Smart About Managing Your Debt

This information is also available in Spanish: Se Cauteloso al Manejar Sus Deudas.