Consumers often find themselves struggling to find direction when they have taken the leap to manage their debts. This can often be the one factor that can ultimately defeat you if it is not planned out. Over the next couple of weeks we will be covering tips on how to manage current debt and to help get you going on the road to better financial health.
Just running with the idea that you will start lowering your debts may get you to your goal… eventually. More than likely though, not having a plan will make it a lengthy and tedious process. Set a time to sit down and gather information, such as balances owed, minimum payments and interest on accounts. Excel reports are amazing when it comes to organizing this type of information. Having a clear picture of what you want to achieve, setting a goal and a time frame will help motivate you and accomplish your goals. Many will say to pay off any accounts with the most interest which is a very good point. On the other have some will find taking care of accounts with smaller balances is better as it knocks off items faster. This can be a rewarding route to many as it will prove quicker results compared to bigger accounts that may require more than one payment.
You can find your own method that works best for you. Ultimately having a plan will help you stay organized and not feel defeated should you face any obstacles. There are many tips out there that tell you the right way to go about it. Truth is there is not a perfect “one size fits all” plan that works for every single person. Do you have any tips on how you have successfully managed your debt? Feel free to share in the comments section.
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