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Setting the Record Straight on Debt Relief

Jul 31, 2008
Debt relief seems to be an elusive el Dorado for those in debt. Many myths and fictions circulate around debts and it is important to separate fact from fiction so that you get the real picture. Frankly, the situation is not as dismal as it seems, there are various ways in fact to obtain debt relief and lighten your load. Let's handle the popular debt relief myths one by one and see how far they hold water:

First, it is not true that you have to repay the entire amount. These days, it is possible to get your debt reduced. You can arrive at a compromise with your creditors. Chances are that they will receive nothing if you become bankrupt, in that case they might be willing to settle for less than the original amount.

Second, it is not true that you can never escape bad credit. On the surface, it may look like there is no way out from bad credit. But, in fact, you can improve your debt. By incurring personal loans and paying interest regularly you can prove the fact that yours is not an entirely hopeless debt.

Third, it is not true that you can not get a personal loan without collateral. What you do not get minus collateral is a secured personal loan. Unsecured loans mean that you will be lent money only on the basis of your word of honor. And you have to agree to whatever terms and conditions they impose.

We have effectively destroyed some of the popular misconceptions regarding debt relief. Let's now turn to a few tips to help you out in those dark days of debt:

The first thing to do is to set yourself a budget, don't worry, a budget does not mean that you restrain yourself from enjoying any thing at all. A planned budget helps you gain control and surveillance over you expenditures. That way you can stop you debt problem from going haywire. Most people are scared of budgets because they think it would stop them from doing anything that involves spending money that is not really the case.

A budget means discipline, not abstinence. You can still go ahead and spend a little extra money on something you really fancy, only now, try to cut down on some other expenditure to make up for it. For example, say you like a car, then you can buy it, provided you can compromise on some other essential expenditure.

Last, if the problem is getting out of hand, don't try to handle it on your own, seek advice and guidance not only from friends but also qualified debt counselors. Otherwise it may affect you mental health adversely.

Each debt relief solution cant work for everybody, it varies from person too person, from situation to situation. Try to locate the solution that suits you and follow it.

See the change within a few months. So do not give up hope yet, debts can be handled positively.
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Article written by Jessica Bradbury, she has a site dedicated to botton line information on bad credit debt consolidation and debt settlement .
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