You're in debt and your head is spinning. You have no idea if you're coming or going on some days. You're worried and stressed out. You have so much anxiety and you just don't know what to do, who to turn to, or how you can get out of this hole you're in; a hole that seems to be getting deeper month after month with your bills piling up. You're feeling angry and depressed and unlike before, you've now got a short fuse. Sound familiar? Many people go through this situation. This isn't good for your health, as money troubles can lead to major health issues. It may be a helpless, hopeless feeling, but did you know that you can be helped? Your problem is that you feel you can handle it yourself and sooner or later, you'll dig yourself out of this predicament you're in. Take a step back and finally admit that you need help, and credit counselling services may be the answer you've been looking for. Let's look at some of the advantages of using it to come up with a debt solution.
1. Understanding Your Financial Situation Better
You've been so busy with your hectic life and every time you turn around, something else seems to pile on top. It can be hard to really understand what's happening with finances and bills to pay. Everything seems essential and you can't do away with any of your services. Credit counselling can give you financial advice to make you fully understand what's happening and how you can tackle the problem. One thing you need to understand is that nobody is going to lend you any money. You'll learn how to consolidate your monthly payments and eventually pay off your debts on a planned budget. It'll be hard work, but you'll be able to do it.
2. Make One Single Payment
How would you like to make just one single payment every month? Now you can, if you use the services of a certified credit management company. An affordable monthly repayment plan is specifically devised to help you pay off your creditors.
3. Lower Interest Rates
Believe it or not, your creditors may actually be able to help you in a way you never thought possible. After all, they may have been calling you over a period of time, but a counselling agency can actually negotiate with creditors to lower your interest payments. Sometimes, certain other fees may be waived, as long as a certified counsellor has worked out a payment plan that is acceptable to all parties.
4. Less Calls From Creditors
You may notice that phone calls from creditors will be few and far between. Phone calls from creditors may or may not stop. If you do get calls, just refer them to the agency that's helping you.
5. Continue To Stay Debt-Free
One of the best benefits in enrolling in the service of a good, reputable agency (apart from eventually paying off your debts) is the education and knowledge you'll receive to help you stay debt-free. After all, you more than anyone will know what a torrid time you've endured over the last few years. You wouldn't want to go through this again, would you? You will learn how to manage your finances much better and control your life. Losing control is not pleasant, no matter what the situation is. People generally feel better when they are in control of a situation. You will learn to gain control and hopefully, get back to living a happier, stress-free life once again.
There are certain things you must be aware of as well. In your desperation, do not just contact the first agency you clap your eyes on. Some of these are fraudulent and will scam you in the blink of an eye. Make sure they are licensed and accredited in your province. Despite this, you'll still need to research them thoroughly. There may be fees involved (sometimes there might not be), but fees should not be exorbitant. If a fee up front is too high, then move on. Ask them how all your information will be protected. Above all, whatever is agreed upon, make sure you get everything in writing. There shouldn't be any hidden fees. Protect yourself right from the start.