Piling up debt to a point that you may be forced to file bankruptcy is unfortunately, a fairly common occurrence. People from all social and economic classes have simply forgotten the tried and true principals of our forefathers that a penny saved is a penny earned and the result has become an avalanche of debt issues that have forced families into filing for bankruptcy.
Of course, it’s not always your fault, unforeseen factors such as an illness or loss of income due to loss of work and other factors all come into play but regardless of the why you are between a rock and hard place financially you need to do something about it. And the sooner the better.
Debts can come in any number of ways from the most common like, credit cards, mortgages, and medical bills. On the other hand, if you are fortunate to have a little equity in your home a debt consolidation loan may be your saving grace but what happens if you can’t go down that path to financial solvency?
Is bankruptcy your only way out?
Clearly, filing for bankruptcy is not a perfect solution to your debt problems, especially with the new bankruptcy laws making it much more difficult to wipe out all of your debt. Even after bankruptcy you may still be faced with a sizeable percentage of your current debt and you may even lose your home.
Ok, so what’s the solution? Realistically, there is no easy solution but one alternative is to seek the help of a debt management professional who can map out a proper plan for you to get your head back above water. Another nice benefit is that they can also give you insight into how to avoid sinking your financial ship down the road by teaching you some tried and tested financial principles on how to manage your income.
Today, many organizations offer debt settlement programs for people fighting to recover from living beyond their means and what’s nice is that you can contact and consult with them for the most part for free.
The process is also easy and pain free because in most instances they initially only require you to fill a simple form and they only collect the most basic information. At that point, you just have to sit back and wait for them to contact you and they will take you step by step through the whole process.
Of course, you should always contact a number of companies and then after consulting with each one you can then decide which one you feel the most comfortable with. Remember, your current debts won’t go away on their own and so the sooner you do something about them the sooner you can get the burden of financial woes off your shoulders and move on with your life.