Consolidating my credit card debt
Most of the time, after someone consolidates their debt, the debt grows back. They don’t have a game plan to pay cash and spend less.In other words, they haven’t established good money habits for staying out of debt and building wealth.But let’s be honest: Your interest rate isn’t the main problem. This specifically applies to consolidating debt through credit card balance transfers.
We’ve already covered consolidation: It’s a type of loan that rolls several unsecured debts into one single bill. Debt settlement means you hire a company to negotiate a lump-sum payment with your creditors for less than what you owe.Once their fee is accounted for, they promise to negotiate with your creditors and settle your debts. Well, the debt settlement companies usually don’t deliver on helping you with your debt after they take your money.They’ll leave you on the hook for late fees and additional interest payments on debt they promised to help you pay!Something has to change, and you’re considering debt consolidation because of the allure of one easy payment and the promise of lower interest rates. But the truth is debt consolidation loans and debt settlement companies suck even more. In fact, you end up paying more and staying in debt longer because of so-called consolidation.Get the facts before you consolidate your debt or work with a settlement company.