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The Case For Consolidation As A Debt Reduction Tool

Jul 1, 2008
If you have a large or unmanageable amount of unsecured personal debt, then a debt consolidation plan or good credit counselling session are probably the best ways there are to reduce your debt to manageable payment levels or even eliminate them completely. Debt consolidation can be a quick solution to a problem that could potentially last for years, even decades. In fact, it takes some people a lifetime to eliminate their debt. Only by managing the debt carefully or by consolidating to one affordable monthly payment can you guarantee to get rid of debt in anything like a short period of time.

There are different programs available for debt reduction or debt elimination, consolidation being just one of these. The amount of time it takes to erase your debt depends on which debt management solution you choose.

It is vital in all cases that you consult an expert in order to ensure that you receive the best possible advice. The worst thing you can possibly do is to sit back and just watch your debt increase without even lifting a finger to speed the debt relief process up. We in the debt management business call this Ostrich syndrome, where the debtor buries their head in the sand in the hope that the debt will somehow magically vanish. If you are a passive person, and decide not to take some form of proactive action there is a big chance you'll be in debt for the rest of your life; your freedom will be strictly limited and the pressure on your daily and family life greatly enhanced.

Many people can't believe that debt consolidation really works. "How can it" we hear people say, all that we are doing is replacing one debt with another. The best advice I have for you is; speak to a debt consolidation expert and you'll see the actual numbers for yourself. One loan with an interest rate of between 6% and 9% is far easier to handle than several loans at varying rates and credit cards starting at 15.9%. You will also find that a fixed term loan is easier to pay off than credit cards where you pay off this month and are tempted to spend again next.

The internet contains lots of debt consolidation sites where you can find a consolidation calculator, but do not treat the results as absolute, always speak to a debt consolidation expert before making your final decision. Type in the information about your debt into an online calculator and in seconds you'll see with your own eyes how much you could have saved with a debt consolidation plan. What do you have to lose by trying this? Absolutely nothing, you'll only gain and playing about with the calculators can be good fun, in a geeky kind of way.

You can literally reduce your debt payments instantly, just by clicking a few buttons and launching an online enquiry and not paying a penny for the advice. The initial advisor call with almost all debt management and debt consolidation companies is free so take advantage of it. As I mentioned earlier, even if you decide not to go through with this type debt solution, it will certainly not hurt you to try. If you are up to your throat in debt, go online today, search for "debt consolidation company" or "debt management company", or go to a recommended personal debt help web page and solve your debt problems now.
About the Author
Geoff Hibbert provides tailored debt management solutions and credit repair services
through his websites http://www.thedebtmanagementcompany.co.uk
and http://www.creditrepairuk.co.uk
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