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5 Simple Tips For Getting Out Of Debt In 2006!
Is credit card debt driving you crazy? Spent too much this holiday season?
Well, you’re definitely not alone. Credit card debt is a way of life these days. Especially now, right after the holidays!
For many people, money gets REAL tight this time of year – we need to pay for all the holiday gifts, get ready for tax season…
What can you do if debt has taken over your life?
Make getting out of debt your New Year’s Resolution for 2006!
Here are 5 simple tips for getting out of debt. Keeping a New Year’s Resolution is difficult. But if you follow these tips, you’ll be prepared for a prosperous 2006!
1) Write down your goal and make a plan for achieving it!
• make a commitment to get out of debt
Hey, you didn’t get into debt overnight, and you won’t get out overnight, either. But if you want to get out of debt – if you REALLY want to get out of debt, you need to have a plan. And you need to stick with it.
2) Seriously consider using a debt reduction program
• Credit counseling: If you have high interest rates on your credit cards, working with a non-profit company will help you lower those high rates, and combine your credit card bills into one lower monthly payment – which means more of your money will go towards reducing your debt!
• Debt consolidation loan: If you own a home, you can consider taking out a home equity loan to pay off all your credit card bills, lower you interest rates, and possibly deduct the interest on your taxes (but check with your tax professional on this one).
• Debt settlement: If nothing else is working, and your debt is still overwhelming, then you should consider debt settlement. This is a more aggressive approach, and is not right for everyone, but if you’re considering bankruptcy, this is a good option. You can pay off all your credit card bills at a savings of 40-60%, and get out of debt much quicker.
3) Start fixing your credit problems
4) Cut down your monthly expenses
5) Make some extra spending money
6) Think positive!
Wondering what makes me an expert on debt? Well, I lived through it. I know what it feels like to struggle. And I know what it feels like to overcome financial problems. There’s nothing special about me. I work at a college, so I don’t make a heck of a lot of money. I didn’t win the lottery. And no rich relatives left me a pile of money.
I just learned a few simple strategies – actually, I learned the 5 tips you just read about – and stuck with them until my life changed for the better.
And you can, too – just follow the tips above, believe in yourself, and DON’T LET ANYONE OR ANYTHING STOP YOU FROM REACHING YOUR GOALS in life!
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