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What Can I Do About My Credit Card Debt?

Apr 19, 2008
It was only a matter of time before the number of people experiencing credit card debt would increase; as they are accepted at almost any establishment, spending on them has increased dramatically. When you owe thousands of dollars then you need to seriously consider ways to pay off the debt before it gets too late. Generally speaking the only way out of this predicament is by using a credit card debt relief solution.

The first thing to do before opting for financial help is to stop using the card all together because if this doesn't happen it will be almost impossible to devise a debt relief plan. Delay can mean ensuring whatever credit card debt relief solution you want to proceed with is made more difficult. The three debt consolidation plans detailed below are going to be your best options although they are by no means the only one available.

The easiest method of debt consolidation is where the person still has a good credit rating and uses another credit card that has a low rate of interest where all the debts can be transferred to one card. Alternatively a person can consolidate their debt with the help of a low interest loan and then decide how much money it will be possible to pay off each month.

However, this option means that the cards must still be destroyed or it will be easy to start using them again and running up further debt. Remember, consolidation by card or loan will only work if the debtor has not already damaged their credit history.

Failing this option then the services of a credit card debt relief company might be more suitable, negotiating a settlement with the card issuers directly. The negotiations usually mean that a set amount of the debt, normally half, will have to be repaid and the remainder written off.

Bankruptcy should always be viewed as a last resort when all other options have been tried as there are serious consequences to this course of action. Whilst this final option may at first appear to be the best it means credit in any form will be difficult if not impossible for a very long time until the credit history starts to build once again in a positive manner. Hopefully, the debtor will learn a lesson from this so they do not require relief from their credit card debts in the future as bankruptcy is an option that will not always be available.
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