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How to Get Out of Debt - Fast Settlement

By Edited Jan 25, 2016 1 1

Get Out of Debt - Fast Settlement of Your Financial Obligations

If you are up to your neck in debt and wondering just how you are going to handle it all, there is no need to be discouraged. There is a way for you to quickly climb out of your miserable pit of debt. Fast settlement of your financial obligations may be more attainable than you think, though it may not seem so at first.

You may have found yourself in debt after making poor financial decisions, living beyond their means, and/or losing a job. It does not matter how you arrived at that point, it is just important that you do not stay there.

The surprising thing is that the more you owe, the faster you will be able to pay it off. This may seem contradictory at first glance, but it is really so. The first thing that you need to do is to make a list of all of your debts and the amounts owed - credit cards, department store cards, student loans, etc. This is to gauge the depth of your debt. Fast settlement of your debt will commence from this point.

You can approach paying off your debt in one of two ways - one is to pay off the smallest amount first, while paying the minimum on the rest. The next is to pay more on the highest interest debt and pay the minimum on the rest. If you need to see your debt dwindling right away, then the first method may be your preference.

Why the first method as opposed to the second? Because by paying off your smallest debts first, it seems as if you are accomplishing something financially. If you are more patient and do not need the psychological boost, then the first method of debt settlement will work just as well.

If you have a lot of credit cards and are concerned with high interest rates on some of your accounts, then try to get your higher interest credit card debt transferred to a credit card with a lower rate.

Once you have finished making your list of financial obligations, and have placed your debts in preferred payoff order, you will begin settling your debt. Fast settlement and debt payoff are right around the corner.

Start by paying off the first debt on your list, one of the smaller ones or one with the highest interest. Whatever you have decided is up to you. Once you have paid off that first debt, you will take the money that you were using to pay the first debt and apply this payment to the second debt on your list. In this way, you are paying more than necessary on the second debt now. Continue to pay the minimum on the rest of your debts.

Once you have paid off the second debt, take all the money that you were paying for the second debt and first debt, and apply it to the third debt along with the normal payment for the third debt. In this way, you begin to pay off each debt faster and faster. Continue with this method, and financial freedom is just around the corner.

In paying off your debt in this way, you get a snowball effect that gathers momentum with each debt that is paid off. You could conceivably be debt free in five to seven years. So now you understand - a solid plan is all you need to settle your debt.



Sep 9, 2011 1:51am
Good tips for getting out of debt. It amazes me how people let themselves get into so much debt. Buying second hand or a smaller home in the beginning will save you more money in the long run and cost you a lot less for a morgage and pay less interest charges as well.
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