Tips Series: You Might Avoid Bankruptcy with Debt Counselling ServicesBy Contributor • Aug 25th, 2011 • Category: Bankruptcy
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Debt counselling services exist to help individuals who have let their debt become too high. In some cases, the debt is so overwhelming that individuals feel the only way to escape the burden is to file for bankruptcy. But there are more disadvantages to filing for bankruptcy than there are advantages. Your debt counsellor will review your situation and discuss alternatives to filing for bankruptcy.
One way debt counselling services work to help you avoid bankruptcy is by working out arrangements with your creditors to reduce payments. Every credit card or loan usually has some form of interest rate. It’s this interest rate that makes it hard to pay off a loan for the principle amount. Because of the interest rate, your debt continues to grow each month unless you pay off the balance in full. Although debtors only require a certain minimum each month, by not paying in full you are only adding more fees to your overall balance. Debt can very quickly get out of control when interest rates are high and you have more than one creditor to repay.
Debt counsellors are experienced in working with loan companies and know how to discuss your situation with the lenders. Your counsellor may be able to get your interest payments waived with the understanding that you will pay a minimum each month until the balance is paid. Most creditors are willing to waive certain fees because they know that if they don’t they will be out all of the money rather than being able to recoup some of the money they already fronted for purchases.
It may seem impossible to get out from underneath a mountain of debt. But your debt counsellor will consult with you on how to pay off debts and remain debt free once your balances are paid. Once your payments are reduced, your counsellor will help you work out repayment plans so that your debts are being reduced a little each month. He or she will also help you determine long and short term range goals for getting and staying out of debt.
They will also help you realise ways that you can purchase the things you need and some of the things you want without going into debt. Once you are able to reduce and remove your debt, you can avoid bankruptcy. Debt counselling services strive to help consumers maintain a level of financial security without ruining their credit or losing their homes or cars.
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