A film screenwriter who, after a round of mishaps and bad luck, had amassed a staggering $220,000 in credit debt was spending his days sparring with debt collectors, and doing all he could to keep bankruptcy at bay.
That was until an attorney steered him toward a path he never thought he’d travel: Debt settlement––essentially negotiating his debt directly with lenders.
“The journey took me about a year and a half,” Kenny Golde writes in his book, “The Do-It-Yourself Bailout.” Now “I have reduced my debt … to zero. I have done this legally, at a fraction of the cost of the debt itself, and I saved just under $150,000.”
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