If you are behind you will most likely want the services of a experienced debt settlement expert. Often they may be able to negotiate a lower interest rate if your situation warrants it. Debt assistance is helps for anyone who has debt problems. Take action but don’t rush is a good rule when you are already in a mess do not to make it worse by a bad decision on who is going to assistance you.
Here are some of the choices available to you:
You could try for a Loan:
In some circumstance people with debt problems can arrange for either loans or refinancing of their debt load. However, be aware not all of these arrangements are good ones. For instance most often it is not a good idea to convert unsecured debt into secured debt – no matter what the lender tells you! If you do this you have just increased the chances of you losing your property (yes your home if that is what you used as security for the new loan) because if you default on it they can now grab it. Not a good move – except for the lender. When you are in a desperate situation do not make it worse by making stupid moves.
Debt Settlement / Negotiation works well for most people:
Debt settlement companies can act on your behalf to negotiate a reduction in your debt by up to 60% by talking with your creditors. These companies are more likely to get you a good settlement as against. A bit like trying to be your own brain surgeon acting on your own behalf is not a smart move. The fresh bankruptcy laws were introduced in fall 2005 and lots more people have turned to debt settlement as a excellent solution since then.
If you have a lump sum available (for instance a loan from a parent or relative) you can often get an even better payout on your loan – but leave it to the professional to negotiate for you, they know the ropes you don’t. There have been instance where the consumer paid off their debt in a lump sum as agreed and the creditor still came after them for the full debt amount. This will not happen if you have the right type of help on your team.
Professional debt settlement companies will charge a good fee for their services but most of it will be based on their performance – the more they charge you the more they should save you. These types of services allow you to move on with your life, stop the creditor harassment and be debt free relatively quickly. Once you achieve it don’t fall back into the same trap again.
You could try Debt Counseling:
Debt counseling is a popular debt service but only works well for a relatively small number of people. Your creditors would much prefer you to seek credit counseling before you decide to declare bankruptcy. Think about it – I wonder why they prefer it? I guess maybe its because you end up still paying them the full amount and some interest. These services are usually nonprofit. They are also often in part funded by the credit companies.
Don’t pay them until you check them out. Like other types of business there are plenty of scam companies and individuals ready to take your money off you and then not perform any needed function for you. Check for online scams on these types of companies and be sure to check out the people you are planning to work with very well before using their services or passing over any funds. If there is too much pressure to sign up run away. On the other hand consider this with the knowledge that you do need to take action to resolve your problems.