Living with a huge debt can be daunting. But just because you have a debt hanging over your head, it doesn’t mean you’re any less of a person.
That’s right, guys. You can manage your debt like a boss. All you need to do is have some clever strategies on hand. In this article today, I’m going to introduce you to a few effective debt management strategies. Let’s get done with the debt, once and for all:
Increase Your Income
Now you know that you have a huge amount of debt to repay, what’s the best thing you can do? It’s to increase your income. Yes, you must make every possible effort to increase your income.
For that, I suggest you explore all the available options. Ask your employer if they allow you to work overtime. In case they don’t, you can always go for freelancing.
There are various freelancing jobs available on the internet these days. You can choose one and spare 3-4 hours a day for it to make some quick cash.
Break the Life Insurance Policy
Are you insured? If yes, you can break your life insurance policy and use the amount to pay back your debts, especially the ones with a high-interest fee. Interest is something that can eventually eat away your finances.
Hence, the earlier you’ll repay the debt, the more money you’ll save on the interest. I reckon it’s not easy paying back the debt all at once with the monthly income, but who’s stopping you from using your life insurance money?
It’s for your safety, so there’s no harm in cashing it at the time of need. You can always buy a new policy later. It’s not something impossible.
Get a Professional Debt Plan
As I briefly mentioned above, it’s not easy getting rid of debt. It takes a lot of effort in saving the amount and paying it back. Thus, to make the process easier, it’s great if you get a professional debt plan.
Check out online if you can find an appropriate debt plan or simply ask your friends or family if they know one. You can also hire a debt planner. He will arrange the debt for you and make it easier to pay back the amount.
Besides that, you can also consult a debt consolidation company. I’m sure they can guide you better and find an alternative source to repay your back.
Negotiate for a Lower Interest Rate
A debt planner will certainly help you in the process, but there are a few things that you need to do on your own. I would recommend you get in touch with your creditor and negotiate for a lower interest rate.
If you happen to be consistent in paying your monthly rent, all the bills as well as debt repayment, there’s a high chance that your creditor will agree to reduce your interest rate.
In case you’re not sure how it works or you feel reluctant to contact your creditor, you can hire a credit counselor for it. They may charge you a little but they’ll sort out everything for you, which is what you need.
Utilize Your Tax Refund Amount
It feels great to get your tax refund cheque. Isn’t it? A lot of people wait for it the entire year just to buy that pairing they wanted so badly or the outfit they had laid their eyes on.
Although it’s not a bad idea to use your tax refund amount to purchase things you want, you need to act a little wiser here. Yes, guys, I suggest you repay your debt using the tax refund cheque.
Once you’re done repaying debt, you can start saving again. This time, you’ll be saving for your rainy days. Pretty sensible, eh? I wish you good luck, my friends!