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Pitfalls to avoid when repairing your credit score

Residents of Washington D.C. who are struggling with credit card debt are also likely looking into ways to manage, restructure, and combat their financial problems. Part of recovering from credit card debt is repairing one's credit score, which has likely been substantially damaged. However, people seeking to fix their credit score should keep their eyes out for potential pitfalls that can actually do more harm than good.

Will you ever recover from bankruptcy?

Residents in Washington D.C. may be looking at bankruptcy as a potential option for financial relief. However, just as many may also take that option off of the table because its apparent permanence may seem too scary. After all, bankruptcy isn't something easy to recover from - or is it?

What are risk factors for being a scam target?

There are plenty of services in Washington D.C. that are aimed at you, a person who's struggling with personal financial debt and looking for relief. Credit repair scams and debt relief scams are unfortunately on the rise along with rising debts, so the best thing you can do for yourself is keep an eye out on signs of these potential scams.

You do not have to stand for illegal collection practices

It is normal and well within their legal rights for a debt collector, collections agency or other similar Washington D.C. organization to attempt to collect on owed balances. However, these efforts sometimes cross over from what is appropriate and expected to borderline harassing and illegal. If you are experiencing what you think are illegal collection practices, you do not have to deal with it alone. 

Can you dig yourself out of debt without bankruptcy?

As a Washington D.C. resident who's trying to avoid filing for bankruptcy, you may be looking into alternative debt relief. At Ammerman & Goldberg, we aim to provide you with information about all of your possible financial options before you make your final decision.

Will bankruptcy affect your ability to get a job?

As a resident of Washington D.C. who has recently filed for bankruptcy or is considering filing, you may have a number of questions regarding the long term effects of this financial move. For example, you may be wondering if having bankruptcy on your record will affect your ability to find employment in the future.

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