What to do when your parent is in debt (AARP Bulletin Today – April 2008)
Until our weeklong visit, my mother and I had no idea that things had gotten so bad for her mother.
Nothing could have prepared us for the telephone calls that began
each day at 6 a.m. and sometimes continued late into the evening. My
grandmother refused to pick up the phone. And when my mother or I
answered, we found tenacious collections agents on the other end who
were all too happy to berate us instead. We had no idea how long my
grandmother had been living with the calls or how much debt had caused
them to start…
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