It takes a realistic plan to get out of debt. Why not make it your New Year’s resolution for 2016?
Here are some realistic resolutions you can work on with your debt settlement attorney:
Study Your Debt Thoroughly
Many people hate looking at the numbers reflecting the debt they’ve created. But paying attention to the numbers is the first step in fixing your financial situation. By studying your debts, you will be able to plan your way out of debt.
Create a Repayment Plan
Figure out what you are able to pay each month so that you can structure a predictable repayment plan. Stick with the plan and you will have a clearer idea of when you will pay it off. Having a plan will help reduce the stress you may have about your debt.
You can stay motivated by setting debt milestones that reflect your progress. Reaching a balance of under $1000 is an example.
Prioritize Your Debts
The best way to deal with debt of several different entities is to prioritize them by the balance due, interest rate, or whatever criteria you want. Paying down a high interest loan first can help get the most troublesome debt out of the way. Ask your debt settlement attorney for advice about how to prioritize your debts.
Stop Throwing Money Away
Learn to quit making impulsive purchases that you did not plan on buying before entering a store. You also need to watch your spending on disposable entertainment. Consider cutting down on cable television or weekend night life. Other cutbacks to think about are video rentals, driving and sweets.