No matter how bad your finances may be - no matter how hopeless things may seem,
if you have a well thought out, auto-debt consolidation plan, you can become debt free faster than you realize. You are about to learn strategies which will deliver you from the bondage of debt, and keep you debt free for the rest of your life.
In the last 50 years or so, the credit industry has come full circle. No longer is it just a convenience made available to those who couldn't pay cash, but is a full grown multi-billion dollar industry which strives to keep you in debt so they can get richer. The easy payment plan, although is an attractive alternative to better your lifestyle, the fact
remains that it is not a true debt consolidation, so you have to be careful.
It seems that every possible advantage available is being taken by the "easy payment plan" to keep you permanently in as much debt as you can possibly pay. It is the result of a well executed plan by financial institutions! If your credit rating is good, new
strategies are being devised to get you deeper in debt. Once you are into your limit,
they seem to work to keep you in debt for the rest of your life...
Although debt consolidation is a great tool to ease financial burdens, the key is to mentally condition your-self to never fall victim to this kind of entrapment again. Without a plan to stay out of debt after you've consolidated, if you chose that route, you will continually fall back into debt.
" ...the borrower is always servant to the lender"
Debt consolidation is becoming an increasingly popular debt management tool used to help people get a handle on their debts. The principle of debt consolidation is simple: Take out one low cost debt consolidation loan to pay off all of your creditors, leaving you to handle just one loan repayment amount per month at a manageable rate to
suit your personal finances.
Free debt consolidation advice is available from a variety of sources, including the Internet. But finding free debt consolidation advice specific to your circumstances
is not always that easy, with some free debt consolidation sources giving apparently
contradictory advice on debt consolidation matters. But, regardless of the approach
you take to debt consolidation there are some basic rules that you should all follow to insure that the debt consolidation product you end up with is right for your situation.
First and foremost, figure out what you owe. Make a list of all your credit cards, store cards, finance agreements, bank loans, and even your bank overdraft protection. This should include the name of the cards, account numbers, line of credit, balance owed, due date, and interest rate.
You are going to be asked about your proof of income, and your other expenditures, such as mortgage payments or rent, monthly expenditures for food, utilities etc. This should include a column showing all monies coming into you household on a monthly basis and another column showing all expenses that are going out each month. You'll need to factor in new purchases on credit cards, store cards, and other purchases that havent shown up on your records yet. DO YOUR HOMEWORK FIRST!
After youve managed this, then approach two to three different consolidation companies, preferably banks. Stay away from finance companies if at all possible, as they mostly take high risk customers who have a lousy credit record, and make their money on excessively high interest rates. Then you must discipline yourself to never get in debt again. Learn how.
There are ways of getting out of debt, without consolidating, by using strategic debt reduction techniques!!!
Jonathan G. Michel is best known for his eBook entitled, “Poverty is Not Compulsory,
Its a Choice”. He is also a freelance writer and has been published by the very well
known International Living. You can see read part of his book at: