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Debt elimination: Tips to achieve a debt free life

Debt elimination program helps to manage your overwhelming debt and guide you to get back on the right financial track. You can wipe away your debts through debt elimination programs. It also gives you an opportunity to save significant amount on your outstanding balance.

Try to calculate the amount you owe to the creditors in order to eliminate your debts. Make sure you take help from a professional debt arbitrator to overcome your debt problems smoothly. Your financial situation will be evaluated by the financial advisor before recommending a debt elimination plan. He will suggest a suitable debt relief program in accordance with your financial situation.

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What are the different ways to eliminate your debt?

Here are the different ways to eliminate your debt and know how each option works for you.

Debt settlement: In a debt settlement program your interest rate and principal balance is reduced to make the owed amount affordable to pay off. The professional debt arbitrators negotiate with the creditors when you sign up with a debt settlement company. The financial experts help to lower the principal balance along with the interest rate and design a perfect repayment plan for you. Make sure you do not miss a single monthly repayment until the debt is completely paid off.

Debt consolidation: In a debt consolidation program, you can merge your multiple bills into a single monthly payment. If the interest rate on the new loan is lower than the combined interest of the existing debts then it will be a suitable debt elimination plan for you. The financial experts will negotiate with the creditors to lower the interest rate on the principal to make it affordable to pay off. In this program, you can eventually rebuild your credit score once you pay off the debt.

Debt management: In this program, the financial experts will formulate a budget plan and design a monthly repayment plan according to your financial situation. A certified credit counselor associated with debt management company will negotiate with the creditors. He can help to reduce the minimum monthly payment by lowering the interest rate to make it affordable. Debt management program has negligible effect on your credit score. Therefore, you can re-establish your credit report once you eliminate your debts.

Avoid debt elimination mistakes:

When you are working on eliminating your debt make sure you avoid the following mistakes:

1. No budget plan: You will not be able to track your expenses if you don’t follow a stringent budget plan. Budgeting helps you figure out where you are spending the money and guide you to reduce overall expenses. Try to prepare a budget plan when you are working on a debt elimination program.

2. Closing the account: Closing the accounts can adversely affect your credit report. Therefore, you should never cancel the credit cards before paying off the owed amount. If you are unable to settle your debts then take help of a professional debt arbitrator. He can help you negotiate with the credit card companies to lower the interest rate. Try to pay off the unsecured debts before closing the account.

3. Making minimum payments: You end up paying more when you make minimum payment each month on your credit card. Your minimum payment incorporates a large portion of the interest. Therefore, you will not be able to eliminate your debts if you do not pay more than the minimum.

4. Disclosing personal details: When you hire the services of a debt relief company ensure that you select a reputable firm. Avoid companies that ask you to provide personal details and charge upfront fee. The scam company can misuse your personal detail and create further financial problem.

5. Using credit card: When you use credit card instead of cash you generally spend more than you can afford. If you do not make expensive purchases through credit card then you can avoid major financial setback. Paying with cash instead of credit card can save you money to help you lead a debt free life.

Enrolling in a debt elimination program can help you avoid creditor harassment. You can secure your financial future by paying off your bills effortlessly. Make sure you prepare a realistic budget to pay off the bills on time once you have enrolled in a debt elimination program. You can easily eliminate your debt and regain control over your financial situation.

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  • The debt settlement program typically lasts between 6 months to 4 years time.
  • At least 30% of the debt amount per creditor needs to be accumulated in the trust account for OVLG to give the creditor any settlement offer.
  • Not all creditors or debt collectors will accept a reduction in the balance, interest rate, or fees a customer owes such creditor or debt collector.
  • Pending completion of the represented debt-relief services, the customer's creditors or debt collectors may pursue collection efforts, including initiation of lawsuits.
  • That the use of the debt-relief service will likely adversely affect the consumer's creditworthiness, may result in consumers being sued by their creditors, and may increase the amount owed to creditors as a result of the accrual of additional fees and interest.
  • Savings a customer realizes from use of a debt-relief service may be taxable income.

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