At the beginning of February 2023, the Bank of England decided to raise the base interest rate to 4%. This makes interest rates the highest they have been in the last 14 years. With fuel and utilities prices at a high and prices of food items increasing, people are struggling more than ever with managing debts. For […]
It seems there are plenty of companies offering debt consolidation and it can be a tempting proposition to gather all your debts into one place (so much easier to manage) while at the same time cut the amount of interest you are paying overall – what’s not to like about that?
Debt consolidation is, quite simply, about reducing the amount of interest you pay on all of your debt – so loans but also credit cards. Maybe you took out expensive loans a while back when interest rates were higher or your credit score was not as healthy as it is now. Maybe you have borrowed up to your limit on an expensive credit card?
The numbers suggest that around half of all American households carry credit card debt, with an average outstanding balance of $20,000. If this includes you and you’re spending sleepless nights wondering about the ways in which you can rid yourself of overwhelming debt, you need not fret as you are not alone. We know that […]
Having a certain amount of debt is pretty much normal these days – many people have a home loan, car finance and a couple of credit cards. Often we don’t even think about that being debt – it’s just the way we live. But it’s when we start to struggle to meet our repayments that […]
Debt consolidation is a solution of personal financing in which all the small debts from various lenders are consolidated to single debt and then that single debt is paid for. Debt consolidation loans are generally of two kinds home equity loans and personal loans. In home equity loans creditor will lend you against your property, […]
When you are in debt you need to have someone on your side who will help you through the debt that you are facing and who will provide you with the assistance that you need to move on. The debt that you are dealing with can weigh down on you, and it is important that […]
It is easy to become overwhelmed by debt and do nothing but worry about it but if you focus on just reducing the smallest debt first that is a great step in the right direction. The smallest debt will be the easiest to reduce so just concentrate on that first. Once you have paid off the smallest debt then you can move on to the next smallest debt and so on. This approach makes managing debt much more… well, manageable. And it really works in a way that trying to tackle a bit of every debt you hold each month. So forget paying off a small amount on each credit card each month – just pay the minimum on all but the smallest debt. Once that’s gone simply repeat the process.
If you have long-term debts that you are struggling to pay off then it makes sense to look at ways to resolve that problem before it becomes insurmountable. Take serious stock of your situation first and see if there is any way you can pay just a little bit more off your debt each month. Just paying a small amount more can have a big effect and gradually help you regain control of your debt situation. But you won’t regain control until you start being pro-active in reducing your debt. This may mean taking a long hard look at your spending habits and lifestyle and prioritizing paying off the debt above anything else that isn’t absolutely essential. It will also mean reviewing the amounts you are paying and looking at ways to cut your interest rates.
When individuals are mired in debt, they have a number of options available to them. Cutting back, budgeting and bankruptcy are but a few of them. Debt consolidation is another. Consolidating debt has become a pretty common way for people to decrease their debt burden and for several notable reasons. It’s a fairly easy process […]
It is all too easy to get into debt. There are hundreds of different debt providers that we don’t even think of as running up debt, never mind the obvious. With the plethora of credit cards, loans, mortgages, mobile phone contracts, in store cards, car credit and much more besides it is no wonder that people are slowly coming under more and more debt.
With debt in numerous places even making the minimum payments can be difficult and expensive. Which is why more and more people are turning to debt consolidation loans to help them get out of trouble.
But what are debt consolidation loans and how they can help?
The debt that you are dealing with is a bit overwhelming, and you never planned on letting things get so out of control. You always planned to keep your finances in order, but now they are messed up and you are in need of help. When you are dealing with debt problems and looking for […]