Your Questions About Eliminate Debts Fast

Jenny asks…

Should I consolidate my credit card debt?

I have about 30K in credit card debt and I have good credit. My payments are about $800.00 a month and I want to eliminate my debt fast. Should I consolidate my credit card debt, or will that ruin my credit? I appreciate your help.

John answers:

There are actually more lawful and moral ways to zero-out thousands of dollars in credit card debts. And if you only take the time to research and know your rights and how bankruptcy laws have changed, you will discover that there are valuable facts to eliminate credit card debt. Actually, the possibility of reducing or eliminating the high interest credit card debt is now more possible when a person takes action to get his or her finances back on track.

Apart from knowing your weapon in terminating credit card debt, it is very important that you develop a sense of control and perseverance first. Since credit card debt elimination process requires organization, clarity, and commitment to your own growth, it is a must that you are ready for the responsibility and to stand free and independent. In other words, stop spending and start researching.

Linda asks…

can you pay to get a better credit score?

i would like to know if theres a way to get a a better credit score FAST! as in if you can pay someone to eliminate debt fast

John answers:

No, you can not pay anyone to get a better credit score fast. There are things you can do like fix wrong information and pay down your debt load.

Ken asks…

What is the fastest and easiest way to eliminate credit card debt??

Estimated 6000 debt on high interest credit card….

John answers:

I work in the credit industry and there are several ways you can go about tackling this. First off, take comfort in the knowledge that $6k is not a lot to owe, but if you don’t pay it the right way, it will become a long term problem.

Step one: contact your credit card companies and request that they lower your interest rate. If you have been a good consumer they will most likely lower the rate… If you have not been paying on time and look like a risk, they will put up a fight… No matter what, do not give up on the idea that you can lower your interest rate…

If you have been on time tell them that you are considering obtaining a different card, and unless they can lower the rate you are simply going to transfer your balance to a new card and cancel the account.

If you have been bad at staying on time with your payments – then its time to get current and stay current. After 6 months of being timely with your payments they will lower your APR.

Next step is to develop a repayment plan… If you can out $200 per month toward the debt you should be done in under 3 yrs. I would suggest that you set yourself up to pay your bills on line using an auto bill pay system, most banks offer this service free of charge and it is a quick way to have your payments go out. Its also easy to track and manage. Set yourself up to pay every 2 weeks. ($6k means your monthly minimum is probably $120 – $135) try an set it so that you make this payment every time you get paid… The more money you can spare towards the debt the faster it will be paid off.

In the meantime you will also want to set up a household budget to see how much money is coming in and out of every dollar, how many pennies are being committed to bills. Once you know what you have to work with it will be easier to plan out the upcoming months.

If you have a lot of extra cash that you can put toward the debt, make sure that you also set aside a reasonable amount into your savings account (if you have $150 that you can send to your card – send $130 and put $20 into savings)

The reason that you want to put money in savings is that you will begin to build up solvency – meaning that you won’t have to rely on credit should some unexpected expense come up… (new tires, emergency repairs, etc)

Finally, once you have paid off the debts, DO NOT STOP PAYING- only change where you are sending the money… What I mean is, put that $150 into your savings account so that you can start building up a bit of a nest egg. Having accessable cash help to further stabilize your finances. Everyone should have at least 6 months worth of living expenses available to them in their savings account.

This is an emergency fund that will prevent you from going back into debt should you lose your job, have to move or encounter a large expense down the road (want to buy a home, etc)

There are several professional services that can help such as Debt Management and Settlement Companies, but if you are responsible and can handle taking 3 hours a month to look over your situation you don’t really need them. Always be proactive with your debts, always look for ways to save. With a little patience, self-control and determination you will be out of debt in no time.

Best of luck to you.

Maria asks…

How can I persuade a credit card company to settle for less? Can u eliminate debt by writing letters?

I heard there’s ways to pay off debt for like 10% – 20% of what you owe. I’m just wondering how this works and how I can do it. I need to get out of debt fast as I need to rent an apartment. I would also like to get a new car, but I am $14,000 seriously past due.

Please help me. This is getting so out of hand. Everytime I turn around I have another bill. I know I need to stop spending. I plan on buying that Rich Dad, Poor Dad book soon, but I just want to get out of debt.

I will be working an awesome job this summer and it would be a shame if that money went to waste on something. Which is why I’m looking for advice now before it gets to be too late.

I am looking at about $5 grand to credit card companies, $5 grand to hospitals and $5 grand to banks and old phone bills.

John answers:

Rich dad Poor dad is an excellent book but in all honesty you need to have even a small cash flow to get started, and our economy is very poor right now. You might do better to buy the credit repair for dummies first.

Mandy asks…

Do you have to pay to use the CCCS debt settlement services?

I need some help organizing my debt. I want to learn how to deal with my debt better and eliminate it faster. CCCS seems like a well known company but Im still leery. Also, I can’t afford my bills so obviously, I wont be able to afford counseling services. Any info/opinions especially from those who have been in my situation would be helpful. Thanks!

John answers:

CCCS is the largest and oldest credit counseling service in the Country and they are non-profit so no you do not have to pay them anything.

You can reach them at 1-800-388-2227.

I used them seveal years ago and they worked with my creditors to lower both my monthly payment and interest rate. I was debt free in 36-months.

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