Protecting Your Credit During Major Life Challenges
In This Chapter
Creating good credit as a twosome
Sheltering your credit in a divorce
Maintaining your credit after losing your job
Handling debt incurred because of medical bills or the death of a spouse
Using credit wisely in retirement
Life is full of surprises. You may plan to get married, but few of us plan to get divorced. You may plan to get a job but end up unemployed. You may plan time at the gym to be healthy, but you may not plan for illness and subsequent medical debts. And have you planned how to handle your credit when your spouse passes on?
That’s what this chapter is all about. Building on Chapter 11, which links your life goals to your credit, here you find what you need to know to survive the surprises that life events bring. No matter what life throws at you, you’re better able to cope if you maintain good credit. In marriage or divorce, in employment or unemployment, in sickness or health, knowing ...