Appendix A. Helpful Resources

Throughout the book, we have referenced specific bankruptcy forms and other resources you may need as you take the road out of debt. The information and forms are numerous and can be daunting when you're not sure where to begin. Whatever your situation may be, there's good information available out there; you just need to know where to look. We have received invaluable information from the resources listed below.

In addition, links to bankruptcy forms, checklists for evaluating your situation, resources concerning the bankruptcy process, and more are available at the book Web site: and

Auto Debt

  • American Financial Services Association (AFSA):, "Vehicle Repossession Prevention: Steps Taken by Industry," July 2008

  • Americans Well-informed on Automobile Retailing Economics (AWARE):

  •, "Stay One Step Ahead of the Repo Man"

  • Fair Debt

To Find out what Your Vehicle is Worth:

  • Kelly Blue Book:

  • N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides (widely available at gas stations and convenient stores):

  • Vehix: 1 (866) MY-VEHIX or

  • 1(866) Auto-Trader (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. EST) or

Bankruptcy and Debt Basics

  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP):

  • American Bankruptcy Institute:

  • ...

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