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3 ways to get out of debt faster

[Sep 19, 2010.]

 

Reducing your debt is not impossible. It might not be the easiest thing you ever do, but it is possible. The following three methods are among the most popular ways to successfully get out of debt. Read through the explanations of each to decide which might work best for you.

1. Credit Card Debt Consolidation Loan

Credit card debt consolidation loans combine multiple revolving credit cards into one loan, usually with a fixed rate and term for repayment. Rather than pay interest endlessly, with no set payment schedule for becoming debt free, a credit card debt consolidation can give you the stability of a defined payment program. The interest rate and term for repayment can be adjusted so that the monthly payments fit comfortably into your budget. As long as you resist your old spending habits and develop newer, healthier ways to use credit, you may be able to keep your debt under good control.

Apply for a credit card debt consolidation loan now.

2. Debt Settlement Program

Settling debt is not ideal for the economy or for your credit score. Settling debt means the lender agrees to take less for full repayment than you actually owe. The lender usually loses money, which is bad for business. Because you would be breaking your credit agreement, you credit score may suffer. However, the lender would rather have some money than none. And, if you have lost your job or had your income reduced, you may have no other choice.

Beware of scams. Not all debt settlement programs actually help you, or deliver all they promise. A reputable debt settlement program can reduce what you owe by up to 50 percent in some cases. Once the debt is reduced, a fixed-rate, fixed-term loan may be arranged to give you manageable payments.

3. Home Equity Loan

If you own a home with a strong equity position, you can use your home equity to design your own debt relief program. Pay off your highest interest rate cards first. The nice thing about home equity loans is that you can consolidate several types of debt into one loan. You can pay off not only revolving debt, but auto or student loans also. Speak to a mortgage specialist to see if you qualify for a new home equity loan.

 

About Author:

Renee Morgan has been a loan officer for over eighteen years. She is also a freelance writer and guest expert for radio and TV.

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