Help! I Can't Pay My Bills
Surviving a Financial Crisis
Sally Herigstad, C.P.A.
St. Martin's Griffin
In this age of skyrocketing personal debt, more and more Americans find themselves facing a financial crisis. CPA Sally Herigstad provides the strategies you need to take charge of your financial problems and get back on your feet. This clear, step-by-step guide will get you started on your way to financial security. You'll learn to:
*Create a realistic plan for reaching your financial goals
*Find cash you didn't know you had
*Talk to creditors when they call
*Build – and stick to – a budget
*Get help with catastrophic medical bills
No matter how you got into a financial crisis, it's never too late to take steps to turn things around. This book will help you take charge of your finances – and your life.
Sally Herigstad is a certified public accountant living in Kent, Washington. She has written numerous articles for Microsoft's MSN Money Web site.
How Did We Get Here?
Twenty-five years later, I still remember the day I got my first call from a collection department. I was a young stay-at-home mom. Our income had gone from sporadic to almost nonexistent in the recession...