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Getting a Debt Consolidation Loan

June 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Debts have a habit of getting out of control if you don’t pay much attention to them. In the unfortunate event that you have to face a situation like this, a debt consolidation loan can be a convenient way out.

Paying out several different bills every month can be a big hassle. This also leads to payments or payment dates being forgotten. By getting a debt consolidation loan, you can pay off all your debts and focus on paying one. It is also easier to work towards paying a single bill and it is also not easy to forget the payment date. This is why debt consolidation can seem so attractive.

However, debt consolidation can become a problem if you dive into it blindly. Firstly, you must read all the terms and conditions thoroughly. You cannot afford to get caught out on any hidden clauses, especially when you are fighting to clear your debts. The next thing to do is to compare the interest rate. The rate you get from the debt consolidation firm must be lower than the combined rates of all your other debts. For example, if you are paying a combined total of $500 every month towards your debts, a debt consolidation loan that requires you to pay $500 plus interest is completely out of the question.


All in all, debt consolidation is a handy method to settle your creditors if you are on the verge of bankruptcy. But it is also a method fraught with pitfalls if you are not careful; so study the subject very carefully before you engage in any deal.

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