Our present economic situation is probably one of the worse times to get into debt. However, if you are already in the position of having more loans than you can actually handle, then it is time you do something about it. How? Though it may be quite idealistic of you to think that you can actually settle with piles of debt sitting on your table, perhaps it is time to consider all of your options.
First, you may consider debt settlement. If you opt for this options you would need to either have the money to fully settle all of your existing loans, or you have enough money to ask for legal advice or debt settlement advice from companies offering this service. Either way, it would cost you a lot of money just trying to settle your mountain of debt than paying off your actual debt balance.
If this doesn’t sound good to you, then you might want to opt for a debt consolidation service. Consolidating your debts means that you will add all of your debts together—from your student loans, to your home and car mortgages to all of your credit card debts—you will need to get the total of all of these debts and go to a company or lender that offers debt consolidation service and negotiate the terms of your new loan. You will be given a couple of options and you would need to review your budget each month and find out how much are you willing to set aside to pay off this debt.
If you would compare debt consolidation service to debt settlement, you will see that consolidation of loans will give you a reason to hope that all of this would soon be over because most of your money is actually going into the payment of the principal loan. If you go through debt settlement, on the other hand, you will only pay for the services to settle and negotiate with your bank done by debt settlement companies. If you attempt to this on your own, there’s really no telling whether you can solve your predicament because of lack of experience and business savvy in dealing with banks and creditors.
Sometimes, you are not even given the assurance that the debt settlement companies will actually be able to solve your financial woes. You might just get stuck paying off services rather than the actual loan.
However, with a debt consolidation service, you will be given the opportunity to slowly, but surely settle the full amount of your loan within a given specific time frame.
The good thing about this is that it helps you manage your finances by giving you an exact amount to save and set aside as payment for a monthly installment plan. You get lower rates because the rates of the new loan will apply instead of the usual higher rates of your old loan. This gives you the opportunity to look forward to a brighter future knowing that in time, you will be able to settle your loans and finally be freed from debt.