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A common cliche in many zombie movies and TV shows is the sudden appearance of slow-moving stiffs. One moment, the coast is clear, and then, it’s filled with the undead. And no matter how many times you try to kill one, it never seems to die.
Zombie debt doesn’t go away easily either, even once it expires, gets paid off or undergoes a settlement.
Here are 7 things you need to know when trying to wipe out zombie debt.
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