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    Two Big Changes Impacting Medical Debt & Credit Scores

    Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

    Medical debt is the most common type of collection, consisting of 52% of all accounts reported by collection agencies.  According to Experian, 64.3 million Americans have a medical collection recorded on their credit report.  Consumers have argued that medical debt impacts their credit rating unfairly and now a legal settlement and a revised credit model […]

    9 Tips To Increase Your Leverage over Debt Collectors

    Friday, January 15th, 2016

    A credit score is a compilation of both positive and negative factors. If your score is down because of negative items on your credit report, there is value in disputing these with the credit bureaus. Any negative items reported by creditors or debt collection companies that are outdated, inaccurate, misleading, or can’t be validated must […]

    Collections Can Happen

    Monday, June 1st, 2015

    Paying off debt is never a very fun experience. The process becomes even worse if the original debt goes to a collections agency. When debt goes to collections, a notification appears on the associated credit report. This also leads to a lowering of the credit score. Debt goes from bad to worse when it comes […]