When juggling payments for multiple debts become too much, it’s time to take a hard look at your spending habits. A monthly budget is your secret weapon to take control of your money and set yourself up to get out of this mess.
If you have an emergency fund that’s equal to or greater than your debt, it’s time to get out of debt and replenish your fund.It makes more sense to use your savings to repay your debts on time rather than piling up more high interest on your credit cards or loans.
By consolidating your debts, you can make repayments more manageable. You only have to keep up with one monthly payment instead of juggling multiple debts with different due dates and minimum payments.
When you’ve done everything you can on your own and you still find it hard to keep up with payments, reaching out to your creditors is another great option. You might be more relieved once you negotiate with your creditors directly and work out a debt settlement.
Many people are not sure how to pay off debt, and that’s where a mentor can step in and help. Financial coaches, such as myself, can help you create a plan to take control of your money rather than allowing your money to control you.