In certain circumstances, a single unpaid collection account could keep you from being able to buy a house, secure a loan for a car, or achieve another of your financial goals. No matter how you want your money to work for you, odds are that you will encounter a situation at some point for which you will need a strong credit standing, and as part of that, a credit report free of collection accounts with outstanding balances. This toolkit is designed to help you deal with any collection accounts standing between you and your financial dreams.

Getting Started

Do you Know Your Credit Card Rights?

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How to Remove Credit Report Errors in Three Steps

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How To Access Your Free Credit Reports

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Developing Your Plan of Attack

How Long do Collection Accounts Stay on Your Credit Report?

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What to Prioritize on Your Credit Reports

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Avoiding Mistakes

Don’t Settle For Debt Settlement Companies

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Why You Should NEVER Hire a Credit Repair Company

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Talking to Collection Agencies

How to Negotiate With Collection Agencies—and Win!

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