Debt Related Phone Numbers
Abuse Registry: 800-962-2873
Alcohol Abuse: 800-252-6465
Federal Information Center: 800-688-9889
Federal Tax Information: 800-829-1040
Gamblers Hotline: 800-426-7711
Home Savers: 800-452-9572
Jumpstart Coalition: 800-45-EDUCATE
Suicide Hotline (Broward County, FL): 954-537-0211
Mental Health Crisis (Broward County, FL): 954-463-0911
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From the Desk of the FTC
Having trouble paying your bills? Getting notices from creditors or debt collectors? Are you worried about losing your home or your car? You’re not alone. Many people face a financial crisis at some point in their lives. Whether the crisis is caused by personal or family illness, the loss of a job, or overspending, it can seem overwhelming. But often, it can be overcome. Your financial situation doesn’t have to go from bad to worse.
If you are experiencing financial stress, consider these options: self-help using realistic budgeting and other techniques; debt relief services, like credit counseling or debt settlement from a reputable organization; debt consolidation; or bankruptcy. How do you know which will work best for you? It depends on your level of debt, your level of discipline, and your prospects for the future.
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