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Credit Card Debt Trap-Is there A Way Out

Apr 28, 2008
The number of people falling into the credit card debt trap on account of indiscriminate use is on the increase; increasingly people are using their cards just to pay for everyday goods. People now owe thousands to finance companies because they do not realize they are spending beyond their means and by the time they do come to realize, the damage is already done. The easiest action to take is to arrange credit card debt relief whilst you are still in a position too.

The card holder must cease using it whilst he or she finds an option or the situation will just get worse and will never be resolved. The reluctance to make a decision can create further delays to obtaining credit card debt relief. The three debt consolidation plans detailed below are going to be your best options although they are by no means the only one available.

Where a person in financial trouble is still able to apply for a credit card, then by obtaining one that offers a low rate of interest the debts can be consolidated leaving just one payment to make regularly until the debt is cleared. If this method is not available then a consolidation loan may be a debt relief answer where a number of debts can be replaced with just one at a lower monthly installment.

This option does require a certain willingness on the part of the person in debt to be strict about the payments and the regularity in which they are made if they really want to end the debt problem. This particular route is only viable if the person with the debt retains a good credit history and they have the means to pay back the loan once the debts are clear.

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. 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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