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What Are The Consequences Of Paying Debt With A Personal Loan

Dec 7, 2007
There have been so many people today that have had hard times. Some have an emergency savings, but most do not. It is easy to keep getting deeper and deeper into debt.

There are certain priorities to remember when you have to decide which bills you are going to pay. Some will have to wait until the next pay check.

Your mortgage and home insurance should be the first on the list. Your house is what provides you with shelter. It is also good for your credit to make sure your mortgage payments are always on time.

When owning your own home there is property taxes that come along with it. Although you have taxes taken out of your pay check that does not mean that you will have enough when it comes time to pay them. So put money aside to cover taxes that you will have to pay.

The next important payment that needs to be made is your car payment. Transportation is very important. With out a vehicle it makes it hard to get back to and from work.

If you are not able to afford your car payment, it might be wise to look for a car that is more within your budget. If you have a new car, look for a used car that is still in great condition.

Most people have credit cards now days. The minimum payments can really add up. Credit cards have late fees and if you dont make a payment they will raise your interest rate, normally to 29.9%.

When you know that your interest rate is going to be raised. Look at which card has the smallest balance on it, 29.9% of $100 is better then on a $1000.

Another thing to remember is that most credit card companies will not report your late payment to the bureau until it has been 30 days late. So if you pay it 10 days late you will be ok with your credit report. Though you will still have a late fee and the interest rate could still be raised.

When you are in a situation where you are trying to decide which card to pay first it can help to look if there is a grace period on any of your cards. You can save those cards for the next pay check.

A personal loan is great for consolidating credit card debt. One of the advantages is that you will have only one payment and there are usually no late fees if they are they are not as large.

The interest rate on a personal loan is not raised when you dont make a payment either. It is important to make sure your payment is with in your budget. You do not want to have a bad mark on your credit.

The last thing to pay is your utilities. Most gas and power companies will work with you if you let them know your situation.

The cable and phone bills are not as important. These are things that we can survive with out. If the phone and cable is shut off it will not affect your well being.
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