Consolidating all my bills
Two words for you: , although often the terms are used interchangeably.
We’ve already covered consolidation: It’s a type of loan that rolls several unsecured debts into one single bill. Debt settlement means you hire a company to negotiate a lump-sum payment with your creditors for less than what you owe.
If that’s not bad enough, you’ll end up shelling out ,080 to pay off the new loan versus ,392 for the original loans—even with the lower interest rate of 9%.
This means your "lower payment" has cost ,688 more.
Here are the top things you need to know before you consolidate your debt: But here’s the deal: debt consolidation promises one thing but delivers another.
Your monthly payment on the first loan is 7, and the payment on the second is 3. You consult a company that promises to lower your payment to 0 per month and your interest rate to 9% by negotiating with your creditors and rolling the two loans together into one. Who wouldn’t want to pay 0 less per month in payments?
You are only restructuring your debt, not eliminating it.
You don’t need debt rearrangement, you need debt reformation.
Debt settlement is a scam, and any debt relief company that charges you before they actually settle or reduce your debt is in violation of the Federal Trade Commission.
When you consolidate your debts or work with a debt settlement company, you’ll only treat the symptoms of your money problems and never get to the core of why you have issues in the first place.