Debt Consolidation Solution Planning

By: Ian Wilkie

If you have figured out that you are in debt you are probably already beginning to try to solve how to get out of the debt problem, if you have not started now is the time, one of the worst things about debt is that it will not go away on its own, in fact if left to its own devices debt will get worse very quickly, it will continue to grow at an alarming rate making it increasingly hard to get out of the debt cycle, the moment you determine you are in debt is when you should start making a debt consolidation program to get out of your debt issues.

Total Up Your All Debts:

Before you are able to make a total debt program for getting out of debt, you need to recognize the amount debt you truly have, the best way to find out who you owe money to and how much you owe them is to look at a copy of your credit report, new laws make it possible for you to obtain a free copy of your credit report each one year from each of the three credit bureaus, using your credit report record the name of each of your creditors and the amount you owe these.

Since not all institutions or organisations report to the credit bureaus, there is a chance that your credit report does not include all your creditors and lenders, use recent invoices, bills and statements to include any debts that were not covered in your credit report.

How Much Money Can You Afford To Allocate To The Repayment:

The next step is to determine the amount you are able to deposit towards your debt each month, to do this you requirement to calculate the amount of money you have left after all your invoices and bills have been paid, by subtracting the total expenses from the total income you will be able to determine how much you may pay on your debts.

Forming the Debt Plan:

Now you have the key items that go into making a debt management solution, total debt and complete money available to pay the debts, you can now determine the best process to pay your debts, list information on how much may be paid to each creditor and lender each month, this way you will know when each of your debts ought to be paid off, if you are behind on any accounts or bills, get these up to date first, you can attempt to work with your creditors to get the past due amounts lowered, pay off highest interest debts first, utilize everything you have allocated for paying off debts to repay the debts with the highest interest, once you have eliminated your high-interest debt, you may then tackle the low-debt by paying off the next lowest-interest debts next, by using this method you will slowly pay back all of your debts and you will eventually become debt free.

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