Resources for keeping your credit clean while paying off medical debt

Credit Karma – This is a pretty good Web site for anything credit. This links speaks exclusively to medical debt.

Bankrate.com – Best known for its updated rates for credit cards and mortgages, this site has some cool tools. This particular link has a few good tips on tackling medical debt and working with providers.

Bill Advocates– This site recommends many of the steps I’ve outlined, but it has a few good links and also is the first to caution NOT to use credit cards to pay the debt. Great advice!

MyFICO – This is the best site I’ve come across when it comes to explaining credit scores, what goes into them, how it’s weighed and ways to improve. The chat room is definitely worth it, as you’ll be with a group of people suffering the same way, some of whom have found a way out. You’ll need to sign up, but it’s worth it!

Credit.com – A fabulous explainer on ways your credit can be affected by medical debt along with links that can help you navigate, including samples of letters to write to providers, creditors or the credit reporting agencies.

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