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5 Secrets Creditors Don't Want You To Know About Eliminating Debt

Mar 21, 2008
Creditors make money by keeping you in debt. Avoid these secrets that they use to try and keep you there forever and start eliminating it today.

Credit card offers hurt your bottom line

Did you know that plenty of creditors know the secret to helping you get out of debt? Unfortunately, because they're in the business of making money, they're not going to tell you what they are. But you have the right to know how you can eliminate debt without sacrificing your financial well being.

One of the oldest tricks is the book--and something that can hurt you immensely if you're not strong enough to stay away--is the persistent credit card offers that credit card companies send you in the mail every month. Sure, plenty of them offer a zero-percent introduction interest rate and could help you eliminate debt by consolidating your debt from other cards and balancing transfers onto a zero-percent card to help eliminate some of your debt, they also overwhelm you with cards and make it hard to decide which actually will help you--and which will ultimately only serve as band-aids for a larger problem.

Instead of using credit cards to consolidate, think about speaking with an actual debt consolidation firm to start consolidating now. You'll be glad you opted for that instead of trying to go at it alone.

Debt consolidation is just a call away

To some consumers out there, debt consolidation is complicated and confusing. The Internet is literally filled with thousands of companies trying to get you to consolidate. This works in favor of creditors who know they could make more money if you don't consolidate.

But the truth is that debt consolidation is not all that difficult to obtain, provided you find an accredited company to help you to consolidate. It may take some research on your part, but look into the advantages of consolidation and don't let the creditors discourage you from consolidating your debt now.

Settling your debt can be easy

Did you know that if you owe $5000 to a creditor right now, you could eliminate that entire debt by paying just $2500? Of course you didn't. A creditor is not going to tell you this, but debt settlement is something that is extremely beneficial to consumers. It allows you to negotiate with your creditors and find ways to pay off your debt without paying the total amount.

The thinking behind this method is that you'll be paying back the creditors at a profit but also helping yourself in the process. It's not something creditors want everyone to use but it is something that'll help you if you're savvy enough to know about it and smart enough to speak to your financial advisor about using it.

Why minimum debt payments exist

Anytime you owe a creditor, the creditor will send you a statement every month and include a "minimum payment required" amount that lets you know how much money you need to pay them this month. Most people only make that payment because they believe that's all they need to pay to help them pay off their balance. However, this amount only represents the number that creditors want you to pay in order for them to make a profit and you to simply maintain roughly the same amount of debt on your balance.

Start paying above and beyond your minimum monthly payment when you can. By doing so, you'll start to put a serious dent into your debt rather than just maintaining one consistent level of debt.

Losing your hopelessness about eliminating debt

Are you simply overwhelmed with debt and feeling hopeless? This is something that creditors love. They want you to feel as though you can't pay off all your debt. These types of people are content with paying off the minimum monthly amount every month and essentially turn into subscribers for credit card companies. They make payments every month and get little to nothing in return as far as eliminating debt. Lose this feeling and start to take control of your situation.

If you don't think you can beat debt, you probably won't. Use your knowledge of these secrets against creditors and start to take back the control of your financial freedom today.
About the Author
Dometri Quick is the development director at http://DebtConsolidationSupport.com. You can find more articles for helping you eliminate credit card debt at http://www.debtconsolidationsupport.com.
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