Skip to main content

Surviving Debt

Surviving Debt

A leading resource for over 25 years, this fully updated, 2021 edition of Surviving Debt provides precise, practical, and hard-hitting advice from the nation’s consumer law experts on how to deal with crushing debt affecting millions of Americans.

Surviving Debt tells you what consumers need to know about:

  • Stopping Debt Harassment
  • Dealing with Credit Card, Medical, and Student Loan Debts
  • Which Debts to Pay First
  • Essential Information about Credit Reports
  • Vehicle Repossessions and Utility Terminations
  • Dealing Effectively with Your Mortgage Servicer, Mortgage Loan Modifications, and Saving Your Home from Foreclosure
  • Property Taxes and Tax Sales
  • Evictions and Getting Out of a Lease
  • Defending Collection Lawsuits & Dealing with Wage Garnishments and Bank Account Seizures
  • Tax Debts and Debts Related to Criminal Law
  • When and Whether to File for Bankruptcy, and much more.

New to the 2021 edition, Surviving Debt includes consumer rights arising from the COVID-19 pandemic relating to home mortgages, landlord-tenant law, utilities, and student loans.
Plus, revised chapters on reverse mortgages, public benefits, and criminal justice debt, and all-new advice on purchasing a replacement vehicle.



SAVE: $15 for 10+; $12 for 100+. To place a bulk order, contact us at [email protected] or at (617) 542-9595.
E-books are available from your preferred retailer here.

Print Book


National Consumer Law Center

Formats Available





2021 Edition

Page count