This is where a debt consolidation company will transfer all the debt you have currently with various different companies to their own accounts. You will then owe the money directly to them and no longer to the other companies. You will then pay off this money with one single payment every month as opposed to quite a few payments spread out here and there to different people.
Before you go to your creditor to negotiate for a deal, have your facts right. Make sure you always keep good records of your debts. This will help you to explain better your situation to the credit company. Your aim is to get the creditor to agree to a modified payment scheme that reduces your monthly payments to the amount you can afford. If you do not pay your debt for over 6 months, the creditor will write it off as a loss and this will reflect on your credit score. Do not let things get out of hand.
In addition, you may not get promoted, or hired by a future employer, since more and more companies are now looking at credit reports as a tool to assist them in making hiring, or promotion decisions.
At the debt consolidating loans and Debt Reduction Service, we do not give you debt consolidation loans. We help you reduce your debts by 40 percent to 60 percent and your payments by 40 percent. We see to it that you pay no interest, late fees, or penalties. We get you out of debt, and out of a bad credit situation, within three years. We ensure that you receive no more harassing phone calls from creditors by negotiating with them.
If you carry a high balance on your credit cards, changes to your credit card rates can end up costing you a pretty penny. Because of this, it's always wise to keep your credit card debt as low as possible.
Department store accounts. These accounts usually have very high interest rates and truly should not be in your wallet. If they are, beware of your payment history and balances as they too can negatively affect your credit rating.
Shop at thrift stores where you'll find big savings on clothes and household items. It's amazing what people donate to these places! Often you can find brand new items with the store tags still attached. Other times the used items you find there are as good as new. The thrift store price is often only pennies of what items cost new.
In the long run, debt settlement will do you more favors than harm. While your overall report will suffer in the beginning, the long term results are much more desirable. Once a settlement is reached, you are able to pay off the debtor and not have to worry about them anymore. Your financial situation will improve, and you can move on to the next debt. Your score will improve over time, and future creditors will see that you were able to pay the debt eventually. This looks so much better than just letting a debt go. Charged off accounts will stick around for up to 7 years, and will keep your score low. A settled account won't have the same damaging affects. It will allow you to rebuild your credit worthiness, and allow you to avoid the same situations in the future.