• Lower your monthly payments
  • Reduce stress and live your life
  • Avoid personal bankruptcy court

Does Debt Cures provide a ‘cure’ for your debt problems?

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Ok, this post will finish my Debt Cures review no matter how long it goes on. This one will answer all the questions about the free money from the government, the $10,000 in 24 hours, etc. Let’s get started.

You can read the previous reviews one, two, three.

We left off on chapter 21. Chapter 21 is called Rebuilding Credit. This chapter offers several tips and options available to you to rebuild your bad credit. The first method he talks about is piggybacking. (The effect of this has now been negated by the credit industry. Read this.) The basic idea of piggybacking is someone with a good credit score adds you as an authorized user to their account and their good credit history gets reflected on your credit report boosting your score.

More tips to rebuild your credit include getting a co-signer on a loan, taking out and installment loan, and getting a secured credit card. He has a few tips for college students who are a favorite target of the credit card companies.

Chapter 22 – Building more wealth.

Here, we get a better idea of what Trudeau means by building wealth. “Every step you take to reduce or eliminate your debt is a step towards building wealth.” I would have to agree. The idea is a penny saved is a penny earned. The less you pay to the credit card companies, the more you have to save for more important things. It is hard to save or invest for your retirement if all you’re worried about is paying off your credit card debt.

Kevin talks about the differences between investing in depreciable assets – cars, TVs, clothes – and assets that increase in value over time – real estate, stocks, bonds, art, etc.

He mentions starting a corporation for your new business to get access to large credit lines and to leverage that credit line into good appreciating assets. Since this is a book about “Debt Cures,” the specifics about how to do this are not covered.

“How to get $10,000 in 24 hours”

This is a question several people have asked. The answer is – BORROW IT. He tells you about all the options you have for borrowing or finding money – home equity loan, friends, family, etc. He also mentions searching unclaimed funds, he says it is one source that many people have found money.

Trudeau finishes the chapter off with some good business tips and making money with your own business as an entrepreneur. The main point is to find out what the demand is than fill it, not the other way around. So instead of building a better mouse trap, find out what the market wants first and then give it to them. On the Bonus CD, KT mentions making money on eBay. There are thousands of people making money buying and selling on eBay.

Chapter 23 – Free Money!

KT talks about all the sources of free money from the government and private organizations you can get. Grants.gov is one of his first sites he recommends. You have to take the time to fill out the application forms and make the phone calls to get the money. He also talks about getting money from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Over 1 million people each year get free money and cheap loans from the government. You put in the work and you can probably get some too. Many of the grant programs have to be used for a specific purpose not just to do with as you please. But if you’re a new entrepreneur and you need some money, getting the money can be a great lifeline for your business.

One program that I found interesting was the Individual Development Account program. It’s like a 401K where the government and a private group will match your savings dollar for dollar up to a certain amount. You put in a dollar and they put in a dollar each – so you’ve tripled your savings just like that. The money can be used to buy a house, go to school, or start a business. Read more at idanetwork.org

College students – make sure you apply for Pell grants and other Federal grants.

Chapter 24 – The Conclusion. A short two page chapter encouraging you to take action. Then he offers links to many of his sources and a couple sample letters to send to debt collectors and a sample balance sheet and income statement.

That’s it. That is Debt Cures. All in all, I would have to give Kevin Trudeau’s latest book a passing grade despite the hassle of ordering it. If you use just one of these tips in here, you will have more than paid for the cost of the book. Since we are talking about big amounts of money when we are talking about debt, savings of a few percentage points on your credit card interest rates or negotiating your debt lower can save you thousands of dollars. And that is what makes buying a book like Debt Cures worth it.

If you have questions about the review or about “Debt Cures They Don’t Want You to Know About”, you can post them in the comments section and I will get to them as soon as I can.

Thanks,

Adam

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Debt Cures Review Part 3

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Here is the next part of my review on Debt Cures. You can read parts one and two. Last time we left off on chapter 14. The basic premise of chapter 14 is eliminate debt, negotiate your debt down and cut your rates – do whatever you can to avoid bankruptcy. He says filing bankruptcy is not the answer to all your financial debt problems that many make it out to be.

Chapter 15 and 16 are about big business, namely the credit card and lending industries. These chapters repeat much of what was said in the beginning chapters. Several visitors have commented on this same thing throughout the book. I do not understand the need to include more ranting and raving about how predatory the credit card companies can be when they get their hands on you and add on fee after fee after fee. You, Kevin Trudeau, did plenty of this in the beginning chapters of the book.

Some new material is about filing complaints against the credit card companies with your attorney general and your elected officials to try and stop some of the outlandish fees and interest rates the banks make you pay.

He also mentions how the banks prey on college students and immigrants, handing out credit cards like candy to get them in their financial traps and strap them down with huge amounts of debt when they graduate. This sets them up for a lifetime of financial hardships.

Moving on…

Chapter 17 contains an excerpt of an interview with a credit card company executive. It also 4 action steps for you that can save you thousands on interest and several success stories of people who have used the Debt Cures methods to lower their debt loads.

If you follow the steps and do what Trudeau tells you to do, you can get on the road to debt recovery and you will have more than paid for the cost of the book and Kevin can gain some much needed positive points.

Chapter 18 shows you an illustration of how much a higher credit card interest rate can cost you and how much you can save by asking for and getting a lower interest rate on your credit cards.

Chapter 19 – how to stop debt collectors cold. This sounds like it should be a good chapter for many people struggling with debt collectors. It starts off outlining the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. He offers tips on how to deal with debt collectors. He talks about the ruthless tactics they use to get you to pay up and how they often do not comply with the FDCPA. He describes what to do when the debt collectors call and how to respond to their threats.

This can be a helpful chapter for someone who is facing collections and wants to stop getting harassed by debt collectors.

One thing I found funny about the end of this chapter is when Trudeau says that “If they (the consumer lending industry) continue to keep up with the outrageous methods of pinching every last penny out of the American consumer, then I will continue to expose them for what they are.” Kevin Trudeau, you tried to pinch me and any one who orders Debt Cures for quite a few pennies.

Chapter 20 is about achieving wealth. Kevin says that the debt problem is not caused by the spending habits of the American public but rather the aggressive practices of the American consumer lending industry. I disagree. Our society is all spend, spend, spend. Our national savings rate is now negative, meaning we spend more than we save. Most people have very little saved for retirement. How can our economy be kept afloat by consumer spending if we are not spending money? By saying this Kevin is saying we have no responsibility for the situation we are in. And I do not think that is true.

I would say it is a combination of our spending habits and the credit card companies more than willing to offer us more and more credit. It’s when we stumble that they pounce on us with all their fees and kick us when we’re down.

Kevin repeats himself again instead of giving tips for creating wealth. Good thing he included his 25 secrets to wealth creation CD.

Reading this chapter is basically a summary of the previous chapters. It quickly outlines the steps you can take to get out of debt.

So the conclusion you can take is that once you are out of debt, you can start saving money, start investing, start a business, start saving for your kid’s college, and saving for your retirement.

Ok, I wanted to finish this Debt Cures review in this post but it has gone on quite long and it’s time to put the kids to bed. I will continue it in the next post. We’re on chapter 21 and there’s only 4 chapters left.

Overall, I am giving “Debt Cures They Don’t Want You to Know About” a passing grade. It has few links pitching other products of his as was the case in his previous cures books. It barely mentions his credit newsletter. Granted, it does have information you can find elsewhere. But, it does offer Kevin’s own spin on them with some useful tips for someone who wants to get rid of the debt problems.

Until next time. Have a great day,

Adam

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A bad experience with Debt Cures

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Debra sent in a comment about her experience with Debt Cures. It might be best to wait until the book comes out on Amazon or at your local bookstore instead of having to deal with the ordering process from Kevin Trudeau’s order taking service.

Thanks Debra for sharing.

Here is her experience:

“Adam

I have to tell you … I just watched the infomercial and decided I would order the book out of curiosity more than anything else and of course I was truly hoping that there is morsel of value and truth in what Kevin Trudeau is trying to sell the masses. I wasn’t surprised that the marketer/operator (KIM) was going to attempt to have me purchase much more than what I wanted (the book only), but after saying no twice she still continued… I became quite frustrated and said that I wanted to cancel the order. She then informed me that she just had to mention one more offer and then she could complete my order and that offer was to sell me the newsletter for $9.99. I said no again and she said that she would now send me the newsletter free and if I decided that I didn’t want to receive it monthly I could call and cancel it at anytime, which says to me that I will automatically be charged $9.99 a month unless I cancel. NOW not only I am totally against ordering I am FURIOUS and told her to cancel my order immediately She said she would … I waited a minute and asked her did she cancel my order and she told me that she could not. The computer wouldn’t allow her to. I asked to speak to a supervisor and she said “there isn’t one here”. I was LIVID. I asked her how this was any different than the very thing Kevin was talking about. I was being ripped offed. In the end I had only been on the phone 10 minutes, and canceled my order and was told it was irreversible unless I called their 800 number the next day.

All I can say is WATCH OUT PEOPLE! Although there may be a glimmer of value in what Mr. Trudeau is trying to put out there. I am not totally convinced that you couldn’t get some of the information by going to your local bookstore or go online to find how to get free grants and much more including the “so called secrets”. I think the method of marketing is designed in hope that innocent consumers will not realize that they will be continually charged and Mr. Trudeau will benefit until they catch on. This makes him no different that some of the very devious Credit card companies and banks that he fervently speaks out against albeit I agree with some of what he is saying. Something is so disturbing about this. Kevin’s shining armor is tarnished in my eyes!”

Thank you again Debra for sharing your Debt Cures experience.

If anyone else has a review they want to share, you can send it in as a comment or you can email me: debtcure at debtcuresreviews dot com

Thanks,

Adam

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Kevin Trudeau’s Debt Cures Book Review Part 2

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Back with the second part of my review of Debt Cures They Don’t Want You to Know About. You can read the first part of the review here.

Last time I left off on chapter six so we’ll start on chapter seven, but then chapter seven should have just been left out of the book entirely. It covers the basics of credit scoring and credit reporting. You can go to fool.com, bankrate.com, finance.yahoo.com or a host of many other sites and get this same information.

Chapter eight – What is in your credit report? It’s a good thing this chapter is only seven pages because it can be grouped in the same category as chapter seven. Do a search on your favorite search engine and get the same information.

This is a recurring theme throughout the book. But then not every book has original, ground breaking information – especially debt and finance books. Each author has their different ways of saying essentially the same thing. They may add their little tips or tricks and if you use just one of those tips then the book will have paid for itself in spades.

And when it comes to credit card debt and curing our debt problems, when the amounts of money involved can be quite substantial, using one of these tips can potentially save you thousands of dollars. The only question is are you willing to put in the work to get it done and make it happen? Are you going to make the calls to your credit card companies and ask them to lower your interest rate? Are you going to order your credit reports and credit scores and dispute the inaccurate data?
So no matter which financial book you read, if you do nothing and do not take action, you cannot call any book a scam. Even if it comes from Kevin Trudeau.

Getting off my soapbox now…

If you do not know the basics of credit scoring and credit reporting then you will find this book useful. It is all organized and explained in easy to understand terms. Kevin does offer several examples that you can follow along with.

If you do not know the difference between a hard and soft inquiry on your credit report then you will get more than enough out of this book to justify its cost.

Moving on to chapter nine and ten. These chapters continue on with getting copies of your credit reports and credit scores and getting rid of errors. Once you fix the errors in your credit report, your credit score will go up and you will save money on any loan you take out – home, auto, refinance, etc.

You can get your free credit report and free credit scores here. This is a free trial offer for credit monitoring. If you do not cancel, you will be charged a monthly fee. But this is the only way I know of to get your credit scores for free. You can get your credit reports for free at annualcreditreport.com. You have to pay extra if you want your credit scores from Annual Credit Report. You can get your free credit scores and credit reports free here.

He also recommends monitoring your credit report. This will protect you from identity thieves and make sure no new surprises appear on your credit report the next time you check it.

He has a site recommendation on his Debt Cures site but the link is currently not working.

Chapter 11 offers tips for improving your credit score overnight. One of his tips include boosting your credit score by using less of your available credit on each credit card. He recommends you only use 35% of your available credit on each card you have. Using more than this will lower your score.

One tip from chapter 11 offers a strategy to eliminate negative items on your credit report. This tip has about a 50% chance of succeeding when dealing with debt collectors and erasing negative items off your credit report. If this one tip works then you’ll have easily paid for the cost of Debt Cures several times over.

Chapter 12 is only six pages long but it contains the 2 magic words that several people have asked about. I have a feeling that you may be disappointed about what the 2 words are. But then again, if you know someone who has been affected by this then you’ll understand why Kevin hyped these two words up so much. There are few things that can ruin a credit report and credit score faster and wreck havoc on your life than these 2 words.

Kevin recommends checking your credit report and monitoring your credit to protect yourself from I_ _ _ _ _ _ _ T_ _ _ _. (Those are the 2 magic words that can help your credit) It is the fastest growing crime in America and affected 9.9 million Americans last year and cost them roughly $5 billion. Protect yourself from the fastest growing crime in America.

Chapter 13 covers cutting your mortgage loan payments down. Money saved is the same as money earned. Kevin offers tips on getting rid of your PMI, making biweekly payments and refinancing your variable rate mortgage for a fixed rate now that interest rates have gone up.

Rising interest rates is a recent topic so Kevin Trudeau including it in this book is a timely addition. He offers a few tips on dealing with lenders who do not want to be flexible with you.

If you need to refinance your variable loan to a fixed loan, do it and save money each month on your payments.

This post has gotten quite long so we will continue this in another post.

-Adam

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