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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Out of Debt by Ken Clark

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Chapter 11
Getting Your Debt Organized

In This Chapter

◆ Being aggressive with paperwork
◆ Creating a filing system
◆ Using technology to get organized
◆ When technology hinders rather than helps
 
If your debts are weighing down on you, there’s a good chance that you hate the mail carrier more than the noisy dogs in your neighborhood. In his hand he holds the ability to totally ruin your day, freak you out, or leave you feeling financially hopeless. He is the bearer of bad news … your credit card and loan statements.
 
I’ve seen people who are so overwhelmed with their debt that they simply stop opening their statements. When they finally walk into my office with their still-sealed statements, it’s because they’ve started receiving weekly phone ...

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