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Consolidate Your Debt

Reasons to consolidate your debt can vary from person to person.  We will take a look at some of the reasons you might decide to consolidate your debt.  Before we do that remember that you have different ways to consolidate your financial obligations.  There is no right or wrong answer, but there are solutions that can hinder your progress rather than help.  Keep this in mind as we discuss your reasons.

The first reason you might have to consolidate your debt is saving money.  You may be able to handle the debts you have, but realize you could get them paid off much earlier if you were to consolidate them.  You will also be able to save money in the consolidation because you are making one payment that is potentially lower than your current monthly obligations.  In this situation you have more time to find a solution that works for you. 

A second reason to consolidate your debt is your obligations are becoming strained.  Perhaps a member of your family has fallen ill, lost their job, or you need some car work done.  Now you feel the pressure of paying off your debts before they become too much to handle.  This dilemma will need a bit more action and less time.  You probably have time to seek out a second loan or a refinance mortgage in order to consolidate your debt.

The third reason is that your debts are out of control.  You are now in a situation where quick action may save your home or save you from bankruptcy.  When you are in this dilemma there are lesser options available to you.  You can still consolidate your debt but you may find a refinance or home equity loan is no longer attainable.  Instead you might have to settle for an unsecured quick loan.  You may also wind up paying a debt consolidation company a little more to resolve your debts than you would have a month ago.  The point is not when you act, but what you do when you realize there is a problem regarding your financial obligations. 

 

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