Today the television program CBS Sunday Morning had a news clip on a collection agency that actually helps people get out of debt. Yes, you read correctly, helps a person in debt get out of debt! Finally, a new idea, service to others, and making a bad situation better for all involved.
In the CBS story, the owner, Bill Bartman, of CFS II Debt Collection Agency, talked about how the old mentality of hounding debtors to get money they don’t have doesn’t work. I think we’ve all heard someone’s story about a collections agency being nasty to a friend in the past, but this company has taken on a new approach, ‘let’s help the client find ways to make money to pay back the debt.’ Yup! This agency helps the individual in debt find a job, fix their resume, remind them about when their first job interview is, and literally works with them to get out of debt. Continue reading