Monday, August 7, 2017

What You Need To Know About Debts

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Debts are becoming more and more an undisputed part of life in the growing economic climate. Whether you’re a student, trying to make your way through life as an independent adult, or a long-time loaner yourself, debts can always end up smacking us in the face! Here are a few tips to preparing for and combating debt if it comes around. 

How Good Is It To Make A Debt Management Plan?

When it comes to paying off credit, there’s some things that are priority and some things that aren’t. Debt management plans (DMPs) are concerned with disputing between these two subsets, and making an agreement over the payment of any non-priority debts. One of the main benefits of using a debt management plan is that it isn’t considered legally binding and can be dropped or renegotiated whenever needed. If you’re already secure in your priority payoffs, such as rent or mortgages, but having trouble elsewhere, then a debt management plan would be good for you to handle any miscellaneous payments. The first stipulation of DMP is that you’ll have a minimum payment you’ll have to make which is established by the amount of debt you have. It’ll allow you to make a single month low payment to a creditor which is all determined by what you can afford. However, this can make debts last longer due to the low payment amounts, with some people still in debt after years of trying to pay them off at a lower rate.

What Do You Do When It Comes To Charge Offs?

A lot of people fear charge offs due to the immense damaging effect they can have on a credit report. Similarly, charge offs can be confusing things. However, once you understand the process of how to remove a charge off, then you’ll be ready to handle any following debt payoffs. Charge offs will traditionally be declared at a 6 month mark without payment, so there’s time in between a creditor issuing a charge off for you to find some way to pay it back.

How To Handle Debt Collection

This is especially important to know to make sure you can’t be intimidated or bullied into giving over assets you can keep for yourself. It’s against the law for a debt collector to hurt or threaten when collecting assets, but this doesn’t always stop it from happening. Always keep a record of what you owe and to whom it is owed. This is good practice and allows your to track you progress in repayment, but on a personal level this can help lower the fear you feel when debt collectors come knocking. Similarly, get everything a debt collector demands in writing so you know exactly what they’re coming for. 

Debts can be scary and often take us for all we have, but if we know some essential preparation measures, or what to do when the time comes for a debt to be collected, we can better handle how they affect our lives.

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