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    exile Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 25, 2005, 09:46 AM
    Alternatives to bankruptcy
    I don`t have enough debt to file for bankruptcy,only @ $500. Any alternatives?
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    eaccm01 Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 26, 2005, 03:43 AM
    Have you tried coming to some agreement with your creditors? Perhaps they would freeze interest payments and allow you to pay off what you owe in small amounts.
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    Feb 28, 2005, 10:21 PM
    It will cost you more than the $500 you owe. Contact the places you owe it to and offer to pay something towards the amount each month even if it's only $5 to each place until the $500 is paid off. Bankruptcy is not a debt eliminator if you just don't feel like paying the money.
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    Mar 1, 2005, 08:35 AM

    It sounds to me like you just need some help setting up a budget and learning to live within your means. Access the following website ( and see a counselor. There is no charge and they should be able to help you.

    You may also want to visit Clark Howard's website ( He is an Atlanta consumer advocate who has helped thousands get their financial house in order. You may be able to listen to him on a local AM radio station, as his talk show is now syndicated nation-wide. At the very minimum, you can listen to his show over the web.

    Hope this helps!

    Atlanta Tax Expert

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