April signifies so many things here. For one, spring is here and of course its tax season. It’s also Financial Literacy Month. Here at American Profit Recovery, we join many other collection agencies this April in helping to raise money for The ACA International Education Foundation which promotes financial literacy and the Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship.

We also try hard to always educate the consumer on how they can better manage their finances and when they do get into a tricky situation, how to navigate through it all. We’ve mentioned these tips several times here on our blog and on television interviews we’ve done but these tips still hold true when it comes to dealing with this collection agency or any other.

Featured in the video below is Greg, one of our veteran collectors and he has a few tips for consumers.  He has worked closely with countless businesses and consumers, trying to bridge the gap and develop solutions that get the business paid, help the customer meet their obligations with that business and hopefully preserve the relationship they had before the customer went late on their payments.

If you’re a consumer reading this, please note this is friendly advice, meant to help you manage your debt and hopefully get you back on track with your finances; especially if you’re dealing with a collection agency.

Aside from the advice in Greg’s video, you also have a great resource available to you in the website Ask Doctor Debt. If you need help or have questions related to managing your finances, this website is a tremendous tool you should use. It’s free and you’ll most likely find the answers you are looking for. If you’re in debt, you need help and Ask Doctor Debt can be a guide for you.

Here is Greg’s advice for how to deal with a collection agency.