Sunday, August 1, 2010

How to get rid of your debts

Are you feeling depressed or down due to student loan , housing loan or credit card payment? Believe it or not, an estimate of 1.4 million people filed for bankruptcy in the USA last year. Yes, times are really bad these days.

A higher standard of living, bad economy,etc have contributed to out-of-control debts. If you are thinking of filing for bankruptcy, think twice. There are alternatives to doing so. Don't rush.

Here are some alternatives :-

1) Consolidate all your loans: By doing so, you can save much on interest. Apply for such a loan from a debt settlement company. Your bank might have one. So, ask them.

2) Negotiate: Yes, you might be surprised by the power of negotiation. Some banks would be willing to reconsider your interest rates. You can ask for a reduction in interest rate, an affordable monthly sum or interest fee waiver. If you are not confident of such negotiation skills, get some advice from a debt settlement company or attorney.

3) Take a second or third job: It really does not matter what sort of job. Do not let pride stop you from doing so. There are many Internet opportunities these days.

4) Budget: You would be surprised at how much money you can save by doing this. One of the best ways to save your money is to buy in bulk online.

Most importantly, do not EVER GIVE UP...keep a positive attitude and you see light one day...you never know how close that light can be!

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