Advocating for Yourself

Advocating for Yourself : The Laypersons Guide to Contracts, Scams and Overcharging

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As this book is going live on Amazon, I stood listening to a friend who was the victim of erroneous billing by a medical provider and was turned into collections as a result. This friend had tried numerous times to address the issue, but the billing service had the upper hand and did not make an effort to help her resolve the issue. She felt helpless in this situation and didn't know where to turn to get it resolved. Just a few days ago, I was asked by another friend to take a look at a contract she'd signed to make sure it was a fair one and if she could terminate it if it wasn't. I told her I would be happy to take a look, but I couldn't promise she could get out of it. The ideal situation would have been for me to review it before she signed. Too often, I've been asked to look for a loophole in a horrible contract after someone has signed. I wish I could say these stories are few and far between. However, I hear of some instance at least once a week where someone has tried to get out of a horrible business deal, or has had to deal with erroneous billing to no avail, or has been turned into collections by a creditor whose billing department fails to properly address the issue and assist the person calling. Have you ever been held captive in a contract with the other party refusing to let you out of it, even when they are not performing on their end as promised? What about unethical salespersons, also known as scammers, approaching you with high pressure tactics to do business with them? Or, maybe you've been the recipient of erroneous billing and end up having to pay for something you didn't actually receive because the billing office representative failed to properly research and address your issue. If any of these sound like an experience you've had, this book was written with you in mind.Advocating for Yourself is a book to assist you in taking back control of your day to day business dealings and negotiating contracts for services that range from apartment leasing and telecom services to home repairs, vacation rentals and other deals where you will be presented with a contract to sign. This book additionally provides examples of scams and how to deal with the scammers, as well as the numerous medical and other billing issues that occur every day and the avenues of recourse available to help you prevail in resolving these issues.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1792887728
  • 9781792887727

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