Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Deal with All Your Debts with Care!
Lots of people take a large ammount of loans and suddenly they discovered that they're in debt and life seems pretty gloomy for them, in this situation please don't despair. Most people have been there and know just how easily it can creep up on us. Most of us try to ignore it until it becomes such a crisis that we go into panic and don't know what to do now.
The first thing to do is to talk over the problem with a close friend or family member. It's of no use choosing someone who will say 'I told you so earlier' and make you feel even worse! Choose someone who you know is sympathetic and whose judgement you respect.
Now you have actually accepted that there's a problem and the whole thing is out in the open it won't seem so bad. The next move will be to contact whoever you owe the money. They will look on you far more favourably if you contact them rather than them having to contact you.
Ask them if you can delay or reduce the payment. This will probably mean that the length of the loan is extended but that's something you'll have to accept.
Now in a hurry dont promise to them that you will be unable to fulfill. It's much better to be realistic and the owner of the debt will be much happier if he see small but some payments coming in regularly rather than bigger ones arriving in a haphazard manner.
Realise that you have been given a chance to put things right and if you blow it this time it will be far harder next time to gain the confidence of any company or person. Everything to do with your debt will be kept on record and will made available to other companies and person if you need credit at any time in the future.
Now comes the solution for your problem. You can find someone who will consolidate them (put them together). This technique is termed as Debt Consolidation. As the debt will be larger it should be possible to negotiate a lower rate of interest and as it will be over a set period the repayments should be lower. Make sure that you're happier with all the commitments that this new loan puts on you. If you have any doubts take the deal to someone
else and talk it over with them. Remember that this is over a fixed term and is just to pay off the debts that you already have. It's not like a credit card where you can add new debts to the old.
So dont be panic for your large ammount of debts and just be relax and consult good people for your problem, as good people's are always there to help you.