Debt Solution

Facing a stack of bills you can't handle? Need to consolidate student loans? Take heart, our  Debt Solution section is dedicated to providing information that helps folks get out of debt. Before you pay a consumer credit  counselor Denver for help, you should be sure you've tried all the easy solutions first.  Have you considered a loan from a family member: Did you look at consolidating your debt on a low interest rate credit card or tax deductible home equity loan?  And finally, have you tried to cut your expenses. Why not track your expenses for 30 days and see what you can eliminate. This is probably the quickest avenue to the most practical debt solution.

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Here are some debt solution calculators to help you.

Debt Payoff Goal Calculator

Debt Investment Calculator Schedule

Debt Consolidation Calculator

Accelerated Debt Payoff Calculator

Debt Investment Calculator

Each calculator can help you understand different aspects of a debt solution and consolidation.

Debt Management Tips

Bring delinquent accounts to current status asap. Pay off accounts that are public records (tax liens and judgments), charge-offs and collections asap. Negotiate settlements where possible

Keep larger receipts and monitor

If paying less than entire monthly credit card payment, always pay more than minimum eg: used 1 time for $500 debt @15% int, paying min pmt (2%), = 6-1/2 yrs, $800

Set up monthly budget and stick to it (allow reserves for emergencies). Review budget periodically to account for inflation or new expenses

Be honest and admit there is a problem and develop a strategy. Only spend what you can buy w/cash or pay off in full each month (see budget) learn to live within your means (lifestyle adjustments)

Review credit card statements monthly for any interest increases and any credit card policy change notifications….if interest has increased call creditor to reduce or get new credit card

Look for ways to cut spending on non-essentials (establish priorities: new vs. used, soda/coffee/donut/cigarettes /candy bar, etc). Start putting aside savings (10%) each week or month (save for a rainy day)

Avoid excessive inquiries and opening new accounts…indicates possible desperation.

Use store coupons wherever possible. Always shop using a list and shop alone…no impulse buying. Comparison shop all major purchases. Always live below your means to allow for financial/work downturns

Don’t carry credit cards with you except when you have planned to make a specific needed purchase. Access your overall lifestyle to see if it’s commensurate to your income, and make adjustments if necessary





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