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How to Avoid Bankruptcy

By January 13, 2019 No Comments

financial managementBankruptcy can bring a devastating effect on your credit score. This is why you need to have an effective financial management strategy to avoid this. You might need a professional financial advisor to have a successful financial plan.

Here are some useful tips to avoid bankruptcy:

Sell some assets. To avoid getting bankrupt, you need to sell whatever you can spare and use it to pay off your debts. When you notice that you can’t afford to make payments, take action immediately. It may be too late for you if you wait until you are behind on payments. You can start selling your jewellery, electronics, and furniture online or even in your front yard.

Ask creditors for help. Your creditors would rather get something from you than nothing at all. Let them know that you are having trouble with your finances. Ask them to lower your monthly payment or decrease your interest rate. Don’t forget to show or express your willingness to pay your debts. Most banks and credit card companies have programs for those who are in this situation. They would provide hardship programs, but before entering, you should make sure that your interest rate and monthly payment go down.

Look for consumer credit counselling. If you can’t find your luck with your creditors, ask for help from a professional. Look for an experienced consumer credit counsellor working with creditors to reduce your monthly payments and interest rates. It is required by the new bankruptcy law to get credit counselling before filing bankruptcy. A consumer credit counsellor will work with you and your creditors to provide or put together a debt management plan. The plan will usually help you to pay your debts over three to five years. You may find holes in your budget that can help reduce your debts if you ask for help.

Get help from family or friends. Borrowing money from your family or friends may seem to be a bad idea as it can create hardships and ruin your relationships. However, there is always an exception to every rule and bankruptcy is one. You need to calculate how much money you needed and carefully consider the amount you can contribute to your debt. You must have a plan already before asking them to know how you will repay them.

These are some of the essential tips that can help you avoid bankruptcy. You must take into account the entire list to spare your credit and pay your debts.

If you need quality advice on financial management, contact New Wave Advice now!

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