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Credit Card Debt-Is There A Way Out?

Apr 10, 2008
If you have found yourself living with credit card debt then you are not alone; despite the financial problems, card issue is not falling. The problem is it is just too easy to spend money but now people are looking for ways to try and pay off the thousands they owe to the finance companies. Once this point has been reached then it only remains for some form of relief from the credit card debt to be arranged.

The first step is to stop using the cards altogether as continued use will just compound the problem and make it harder to resolve. The reluctance to make a decision can create further delays to obtaining credit card debt relief. There are various debt consolidation alternatives available but the three most common options are detailed below.

Obviously, the easiest way to proceed is to apply for a credit card with a low interest rate on balance transfers where the debt can be consolidated where repayments can be made regularly within a specified budget. A good alternative to this option is a consolidation loan at a low interest rate where the debtor can decide exactly how much they can afford to repay every month after the outstanding debts have been cleared.

Once this amount has been agreed, the person with the debts must ensure the payments are made in full each month until the balance is clear. Debt consolidation does require that the debtor is still able to access credit and that they will have sufficient funds to repay the loan.

Where credit card debt relief as an option fails, do not give up hope as the next step is a debt negotiation company. Debt relief companies usually have a good track record at this type of negotiation with the usual arrangement of around half the outstanding debt will have to be paid and any balance can be dropped.

However, if this option fails then the only option left is to file for bankruptcy which will clear all the debts but this should never be viewed upon as the easiest or first option as there are negative aspects to consider. The debts may be clear but they will find it hard to get any form of credit for a long time and will have to rebuild their credit history from scratch although it does enable them to have a fresh start. These options should be considered as a once only relief from credit card debt because lessons need to be learnt so the situation does not happen again.
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Anthony Dean has helped thousands lower or eliminate credit card debt. See how he can help you here.
http://www.yourdebtapply.com
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