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Credit Card Counseling - Getting Out of Debt

Aug 9, 2008
Emergencies happen. Some things are beyond our control and using a credit card is the only way to go. Other times, we opt for the newest game or contraption to make us happy a credit card is used for the purchase. But 'happy' isn't always the feeling when the bill arrives in the mail.

If things get too out of hand, we can be left with a large credit card debt and no easy way to pay it down. We end up paying a ton of interest, sometimes for years after the purchase was made. Fortunately there are places to turn to if you have a credit card debt problem.

Securing a lower interest rate on your card is the first step to alleviating more debt from accruing. There are 2 ways to do this. The first way is to call the customer service number on the back of your credit card and ask if a lower interest rate is available to you.

Within a short time they will tell you if you qualify for a better rate. Surprisingly, many times you will get the lower rate just by asking for it.

The second way you can get a better rate is by applying for a new card that has a better interest rate than your current one. You can then transfer the balance from the higher rate card onto the lower rate one and save the difference in interest.

Credit counseling services are another option available to help work with creditors. Results can be better rates and a more reasonable payment schedule. Just by making a call, credit counseling services can often get you what you need merely because they are familiar and deal with the credit card companies regularly.

Credit counseling agencies mostly offer their services for free or, at the most, a minimal fee is charged. Have your credit card information in hand, as well as a list of all your creditors and current balances.

Your information is all they need to create a payment schedule that is right for you. End the struggle over credit card debt. Talking to a credit counselor can help you to start a new life.
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Does your debt have you stressed out and constantly worrying? Stop beating yourself up and learn some simple but effective debt reduction tips. Visit http://www.debtsmackdown.com for plenty of helpful information.
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