who say after paying debt settlement companies for months, they have settled little to no debt.
Today and Friday we share consumer advocates’ tips for those in need of debt relief:
† Try to resolve your debt problems with your creditors directly.
† Contact a nonprofit credit counseling service for advice. To find the nearest one, call the National Foundation for Credit Counseling at 800-3882227 or visit www.nfcc.org; or the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Coun- S&P 500 up 0.5 percent to 1,097.50 seling Agencies at 866-7038787; www.aiccca.org.
† Read the fine print. Walk away if the company’s contract doesn’t contain the promises that were made to you or contradicts what you were told.
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