Does the stress and strain of trying to make ends meet month after month continue to worsen? And if you’re behind, you know how the constant collection of letters and phone calls can really get you down. If you enjoy this type of abuse then read no farther. If you’re ready to do something about it, the information is here.
What you need to get out of credit card debt depends a lot on how large your actual pile of bills are in relation to your income. If it is still manageable, the plan below is perfect to use as a roadmap to get out of credit card hell.
If you have any or all of these telltale signs
1. Borrowing from one credit card to pay another
2. Always pay minimums on your bills
3. Late payments are becoming more frequent
4. Automatically accepting any credit card offer to increase your credit availability
You may be on the credit card companies fast train to consumer finance Hell. The financial institutions were successful a couple of years back in limiting your ability to use even bankruptcy to get a fresh start. Add to this their ability to change credit terms whenever they want, and you can find yourself without options chained to purchases long forgotten but still owed on.
If you want to take back control from the creditors and credit card companies, you really need to get our free report on how to deal with this situation.
Don’t allow yourself to continue to sink into debt as the number of options available will continue to shrink until only the worst possible financial scenarios are left. This is why it’s important that if you find yourself heading for serious debt problems that you take control of the situation now
Buying stuff on a credit card is the absolute worst way of getting the product. Understand that a credit card is nothing more than a loan! You wouldn’t consider going down to the bank and applying for a loan then paying their high interest rates every month to buy a CD or iPod. But because a credit card is so convenient, it doesn’t really seem like it’s a loan. Let’s be absolutely clear that using a credit card is definitely a loan and a very expensive one at that.
Realize that any purchase made on a credit card is at the expense of future income. They are loans! Face it, credit cards may be convenient and easy-to-use, but they are also very expensive. While many of today’s credit cards as interest rates and the nine to 14% range, they’re typically designed with a variable rate structure. This means that although you may be paying 14% today, that interest-rate can and will go up sometime in the future. So even if you suspect that you’re carrying too large a credit card debt, think what could happen if overnight the interest-rates go up an additional two to 4% or even more!
The way to get out of credit card debt is to start with a plastic-ectomy. Simply cut up all your credit cards except one to save for emergencies only. An emergency by the way is not a deal on sporting event tickets or a sale at the mall. By removing the ability to add to your debt, you’ve taken the first step in becoming free from all of it.