Next to issues about credit, the question we get most often is how to stop creditors from calling. In fact, I've often said at networking events that one thing to look for that would be a great referral for me is someone who's cell phone keeps ringing, and each time it rings the person hangs their head because they know it's a debt collector calling.
When clients come to see us about foreclosure, loan modification, short sale, bankruptcy or debt settlement, one concern is the impact of all of these things on their credit score. While we understand that concern, it is often overshadowed by our goal of reducing debt, because credit can be rebuilt. We first need to understand how a credit score is calculated, in order to understand how to rebuild a credit score.