There are very few people in this day and age who manage without some form of borrowing, whether it is credit cards, personal loans or mortgages. However, there comes a point when debt becomes unmanageable and simply getting another credit card is not the answer. If this happens, there are several options that can help get things back onto a level footing once again and ease the stress that comes
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Reducing your overall debt, whether it be credit card debt or an outstanding car loan, is paramount to a healthy credit score. It may come across as a big task, but it all comes down to how much will power you have. There are several ways to reduce the debt you’re dealing with, each of them having a profound effect on how much you owe. However, there’s a catch: it’s
For most of us there are a number of things in our lives which we wish weren’t there; whether it is the in-laws, the long commute to work or noisy neighbors, in most cases there isn’t much you can do about these annoying problems in your life.
The nuisances in your life which you do have control of can often seem just as difficult, and sometimes impossible to deal with,
This site, as well as most of the other finance blogs, all strongly recommend saving money. But is saving money more important than paying off your old debts? If you have $3,000 should you put it in your savings account or should you pay down your credit card debt? The answer is actually quite simple. It’s all about the math. If you’re making 2% interest in your savings account yet
Debt agreement could be an ideal option if you are financially distressed that you could no longer repay your debt obligation. The process, also called as debt settlement by some, is a simple, yet effective method that would have you get into a legally binding contract or agreement with your creditor for a restructured payment scheme.
It should not be mistaken or interchanged for debt consolidation. In a debt agreement,
There is no single best approach to getting out of debt. Everyones circumstances are different and each borrower’s debt strategy needs to take all kinds of factors into account. For example they need to consider their level of debt, kind of debt (there is a world of difference between credit card debt and mortgage debt for example), income and financial commitments.
Aside from the actual numbers involved, there’s the psychology
Everyone should try to save a certain portion of their monthly income every single month, as otherwise it becomes difficult to manage your own personal finance situation. No one knows when a sudden financial crisis may compel you to fall into debt. However, if you save money beforehand and build an emergency fund, then you’ll have an easier time managing your finances without having to accumulate debt.
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This pie chart clearly depicts what makes up a credit score. This information is especially useful to those who want to build up their credit score. With this data you can see why your score is as low as it is and what you can do both short and long term to fix it. Here is what your credit scores consist of: Payment history [35%], Debts [30%], Age Of Accounts