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Debt Consolidation - Use Services Or Do It Yourself

Feb 6, 2008
It does not take much to find a debt consolidation service online or in the phone book. Finding the right one that meets your needs and financial situation is the most important element.

Do not forget type of debt reduction involving a program or service can affect your credit score negatively. If your credit rating is good and you want to preserve the current score you may want to look for another option or solution to reduce your debt.

Services are the most common solution for those in deep financial debt in need of someone to assist them in managing their money problems.

For those looking beyond the traditional debt consolidation company it may be as simple as doing some research and finding a company what can give you a plan to follow. You may also pick up a book or audio by Dave Ramsey called the - TMMO - Total Money Make Over.

If you go the consolidation company route look for one that is licensed. Not all states require licensing, Florida and Maryland for example. Make sure the company is licensed and have experienced debt counselors who can analyze your financial position and other reasonable and workable recommendations.

Across the board the top consolidation service is Consumer Credit Counseling. They will probably do the least amount of harm you your credit. It is worth a visit to their website to check out the information they provide.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services are both online and have local offices allowing you can work face to face with a counselor.

Before you sign on the dotted line with any company or before getting that far take the time to make sure the company is in good standing with the BBB - Better Business Bureau.

Remember your credit and reputation is on the line. Take advantage of all the resources you have available online and offline, and do not take what may appear as the simple solution.

Changing your view, use and lifestyle in the way you use money will take time but a part of any debt free management plan. Getting into debt did not come overnight and so will the steps needed for any debt reduction in your life.
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