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Guidelines To Help You Get Out Of Debt

Aug 17, 2007
People find it very easy to get into debts but the same cannot be said about getting out of them. Once one gets trapped into the debt pit, they just seem to go on accumulating. Therefore, it is essential to take steps to get rid of the debts before they spiral out of control.

Some simple steps that can help you do this are as follows:
Control the use of credit cards. Use them only where it is absolutely essential or in an emergency. Avoid taking them when going shopping.

Before going out shopping, make a list of all that you need to purchase and stick to the list. Do not get carried away by any fancy, unnecessary items and avoid buying them. Take only the necessary amount of cash, so that you do not exceed your spending limit.

Leave your credit cards at home and if in case you absolutely need to buy an article and have run out of cash, use a debit card. They are more effective than credit cards and keep the finances in check.

Do not close any accounts. There may be some unused credit on hand and this may enhance your credit score.

Some other things to keep in mind are:
Be watchful about credit card debts as they have a high interest rate which climbs very steeply. This can quickly drain all your income. So try to avoid them as much as possible.

Mortgages or student loans may be taken when necessary as their interest rates are not that high. Also a house or an educational degree can be considered to be assets whose value increases with time.

The main rule is very simple. Try your best to stay away from debts. If you manage your finances effectively, prepare a realistic budget and ensure that your income exceeds your expenditure you are on the right track. Always make an effort to follow the budget and review it at alternate intervals to see if your money is being drained elsewhere. This will save you from all the stress and hassles of paying your installments and keeping the interest rates in check.

Try to inculcate the habit to save some money each month. This can be deposited in a bank and will gradually increase with time. Thus you can make the bank pay you interest on your money. These steps can help increase your wealth and your standard of life in the long run.
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