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Addiction To Borrowing Plagues The Nation

[Aug 6, 2008.]


While the economy continues to struggle to stay afloat amidst the rising costs of food and gas and the diminishing dollar, many Americans have turned to borrowing money in order to pay their expenses. In such cases, a sizable number of individuals manage to eventually pay back what they owe, but for many others, some continue to borrow money from all sorts of sources in order to compensate for other debts, leading to a downward spiral that has no easy escape.

The reason for this is that, despite the fact that some individuals can't at all pay their bills regularly and on time, the companies interested in giving out loans make more money from debt than they do from those who are reliable and consistent. The reason for this is because these companies have policies and charges put into place that demand more cash from those individuals who can't pay up on time, and in essence they end up making a lot more money over time due to a literal enslavement to debt.

The only way to avoid this problem is to avoid the companies that promise you easy money, but they're aggressive, and they're used to setting the standard so that its hard to escape without finding yourself taking out a loan or paying with credit at some point or another. What confounds the issue is the fact that the companies that risk their stability on consumers with spotty track records for paying back debt have the means to sell these outstanding accounts to third parties which then pursue reimbursement on their own terms.

It's a no-win situation for consumers, but the best method available to combat it is to fight debt from the beginning by regulating it in your personal life and spending only what is necessary on essential goods and services.


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