Here’s a copy of a media release I’m circulating today, regarding the launch of “Back to the Black.”
Date: 18 January 2010
For immediate release
Subject: New book launched: helping debtors get “Back To The Black.”
AUTHOR INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOS AVAILABLE
An author who faced bankruptcy shares what he learned and reveals the key questions that can help individuals deal with debt.
A new self-help book for people with debt problems has been launched today. “Back To The Black: how to become debt-free and stay that way” is based partly on the author’s practical experience of escaping bankruptcy and partly on the principles of coaching. Chapters 1-3 in their entirety are now available as a free downloadable file, at www.scribd.com/michael_macmahon .
The book’s author,
The book has been favourably reviewed by debt advice experts at the
- Start by listing all your debts, bank balances and assets: knowing the truth is better than a vague feeling of threat.
- Communicate with creditors: the problem gets worse if you ignore it.
- Make an offer: any offer, no matter how small, is better than none.
- Never negotiate on the phone: do it in writing; it’s less stressful.
- You don’t need to be alone: get help from a debt advice organisation.
- Keep records of all communications: it pays dividends.