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Getting out from under credit card debt in 2019

On Behalf of | Jan 30, 2019 | Chapter 7 |

Every year, many Tennessee residents find themselves trapped in a financial hole with a load of debt. To make matters worse, this debt keeps accumulating interest every day, meaning that the hole only gets deeper with each passing month. These debtors stand to gain from learning a few tips and tricks that might help them find financial recovery.

First of all, before tackling the problem, a debtor needs to know just how bad matters really are. They should compile a list of all their credit card debt along with the interest on each card. They should prioritize the cards with the highest interest while making sure that the minimum payments for all the other cards are satisfied.

Additionally, a debtor may benefit from a steady payment schedule that they can stick to, preferably one that has them paying once every two weeks instead of once a month. By paying every two weeks, one can reduce the principal of their debt much faster.

In addition to all of this, it’s worth trying to reduce the interest on the debt. One could either get a 0 percent APR credit card or consolidate their debt by taking out a personal loan. No-interest credit may be temporary, but it could buy some valuable time. Someone who can’t repay their debt before the grace period is over might stand to gain from using a personal loan to reduce the total amount they’ll be paying.

In any case, someone in debt may need a lot of help as they navigate their way out of a credit ditch. It’s often wise to reach out to a bankruptcy lawyer who could give legal advice tailored to one’s circumstances.

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