Being in debt can be a stressful period in anyone’s life. It could have been caused by illness, redundancy, disability, low wages or possibly emotional problems; either way, overcoming your debt problems will take a lot of effort and commitment. The aim of this article is to clarify some of the ways in which you can manage, and eventually conquer, your personal debt.

So what can you do to deal with your debt problems? Well, the first thing to do is get some advice. There are many government and non-profit organizations that offer free debt advice, and the internet should be able to throw up some suggestions. Some other helpful tips are detailed below.

Consolidation – Debt consolidation services are arguably a confusing and sometimes negatively rewarding option available to you unless you do your homework. The idea of debt consolidation is to combine all of your current debts from credit cards, personal loans and other financial institutions, into one single debt from one company. The problem with this is that although there are a vast number of businesses nowadays that claim to be able to do this, of those there are not that many that are able to actually help your situation. This is because with some businesses you may end up paying a higher rate of interest on your combined loans or the fees that the company charges may amount to more than the interest that you were paying before.

Home Equity Loans or Refinancing – If you own property, and you have some equity in it, then it is possible for you to take out a home equity loan, sometimes referred to as a second mortgage. With a home equity loan, the interest rates are currently quite low in comparison to personal loans, plus the interest you pay on your second mortgage is tax deductible. Another option is to refinance your home for more than you currently owe. The interest rates will also be quite low and you can use the extra money to pay back your debts.

Negotiate – It is possible for you to speak to your creditors to see if you can renegotiate the terms of your debt repayments. Explain to them your situation and try to come to an agreement whereby you extend the terms of the repayments in exchange for a lower monthly payment or possibly even a lower interest rate.

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