Showing posts with label debt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label debt. Show all posts

Jan 20, 2015

Manage Your Student Loan Debt Better in 2015

Manage Your Student Loan Debt Better
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It is usually seen that most of the students fail to manage their student loan debts efficiently after their graduation. The reason is quite simple. Most of the students spend their earnings on comfort and luxuries instead of repaying their student loan debt. It has become comparatively easy to acquire student loans. However, each one of us should keep in mind the fact that repaying loans are not easy as borrowing it. This is why there arises the need of a proper strategy when it comes to managing your loans. It is desirable to formulate these strategies while you are still in college instead of waiting until you get a good job. If you are one of this kind, here are some easy tips for you to manage your student loan debt better:

Dec 20, 2013

4 Mistakes you can make in Your Relationship with Banks

Although it is a necessity, working with banks can prove to be extremely exhausting and confusing at the same time. It is true that banks are there to help you when you cannot help yourselves. They give you a hand when you need it, but they also take everything from you when you cannot pay your debt.

There are two ways that your relationship with your bank works. On one hand, things work out smoothly, and your relationship is based on trust and respect. On the other hand, each of you tries to cheat on the other one and misunderstandings occur. Either way, here are the mistakes you should avoid when it comes to bank/client relationship.

Aug 25, 2013

4 Things to Ask Yourself before Purchasing Anything on Finance

Finance is a tempting option when faced with a purchase you might not normally be able to afford, however it comes with a few serious consequences. While it will definitely appeal to your impulsive side and tempt even the savviest shopper, it pays to be aware of the risks. Here are 4 important things to ask yourself before purchasing anything on finance.

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Apr 18, 2013

Debt solutions: IVAs vs. DMPs


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If you are struggling with unresolved debt, it may be difficult to envisage a future free from financial strain and overdue payments. Bankruptcy may often be considered the only viable option by those so overwhelmed by debt that it feels impossible to escape, but there are less drastic alternatives available.

For example, an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) is a legally binding insolvency agreement made on behalf of the debtor to their creditors to arrange affordable regular repayments. IVAs are obtained through insolvency practitioners, who will make the necessary arrangements with your creditors regarding what you can afford to repay and how long the term of your IVA will last.

Apr 16, 2013

Budgeting Your Debts Away

As consumers, we are often driven to create debts for ourselves. We have a built in desire for a house which, more often than not requires a mortgage. The same for cars which require loans and other great items that we simply can't pay for right now. When we go to the store, we are often asked if we would like to save 10% on our purchase today by signing up for a store credit card. Our answers, “Well, of course I would!” The simple fact is, our country and economy is based on debt. But, what if we really want to live debt free? Is it even possible? Well, I believe it is and I'll explain how I believe it can be done below!

Apr 3, 2013

Top Ten Tips for Getting Yourself Out of Debt


Unchecked debt can snowball, and before you know it, it can feel like there’s no way out. Here are a few tips to get you started on regaining control of your finances:

1. Get motivated.

Setting yourself an end goal and reminding yourself of it every day can help and give you that extra push. Promise yourself a reward each time you reach a milestone, such as paying off credit card debt or sticking below your budget. If you feel negative all the time it can feel like a losing battle and you’ll fail before you even start.

Mar 28, 2013

Reasons that Justify Your Decision of Refinancing Your Mortgage Efficiently

Refinancing a mortgage involves disbursing off the current loan and replacing the same by taking another one. This new loan can be brought through different means such as from bank or authorized institutions such as Network Capital Funding Corp. However, the cost of refinancing can range from 3% to 6% of the principal amount, and that it calls for appraisal, application fees, and other formalities demanded by the original mortgage. Therefore, it becomes vital for a homeowner to justify her or his decision of refinancing for reaping its benefits. There are several reasons why refinancing is found to be useful, and that each of them has a unique set of pros and cons. So, let’s check them out now!

Mar 27, 2013

5 Ways to Avoid a Bad Credit Record

Having a bad credit record can severely impact on your life in a range of ways. You can experience difficulty finding a place to rent, as well as having applications for credit cards, loans and even phone contracts constantly knocked back. Preserving your credit record is particularly important if you are considering a home loan in the next few years. Here are 5 simple ways to avoid a bad credit record.

How to Avoid Sliding into Debt after an Expensive Honeymoon

Going on your honeymoon should be about spending quality time relaxing with your partner as you start your married life together. Nothing spoils the romance faster than a mountain of debt awaiting your arrival back home! It can be hard, but here are the best ways to avoid sliding into debt after an expensive and luxurious honeymoon.

Dec 19, 2012

Advantages and Disadvantages to an IVA

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The Individual Voluntary Agreement, or IVA, has just reached its twenty-fifth birthday, after being introduced in 1986 as a type of debt management solution. Available to people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, IVAs can help debtors escape insolvency. They are designed to assist people with unaffordable, out-of-control debts by arranging a reduced monthly payment plan with creditors.

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Dec 17, 2012

The many flavor of online loans

Getting a loan online is now easier than ever: there are many lenders offering instant approval, so that you can get the money in your account on the same day. However, there are also many risks associated with taking loans online. The first of them is that your personal data may fall into the wrong hands, and therefore you should always verify all the companies, before registering with them or sending them any applications. 

Dec 12, 2012

7 Crucial Aspects to Remember While Positioning Your Firm for Debt Financing

Few years ago, the only way to raise capital for your business was by visiting a bank and requesting for a loan. Today, on the other hand, times have changed with the massive explosion of equity investments. The changes are not limited to just that, as most of the guidelines followed for running an organization have also see a revolutionary change; having said that, these big changes are only meant for big organizations that have the power to accelerate their return earnings and investors hardly hesitate to invest in such organizations.

Sep 28, 2012

The Budget Deficits and Municipal Bankruptcies

The financial markets today no longer look safe for investing in municipal bonds. With the present U.S. economy assailed with a growth in municipal bankruptcies, the problems that continue to plague America are forever on the rise.

Budget deficits should be controlled by the local governments. In addition, further spats with creditors have to be avoided and so there is need for the deficit cuts by the municipalities. When the local government takes the regular steps in order to survive, the municipal bond investors and their invested amount of the tune of $3.7-trillion will be very much affected. The municipal bond defaulters are the cities in California; viz. Vallejo, Mammoth Lakes, Stockton, and San Bernardino. Compton is the next most likely town to follow suit; the reason being that all theses towns are facing the problem of big budget deficits.

Jun 21, 2012

How overspending can ruin your financial life?

With today’s expenses and their prices, it can be very hard not to overspend. Still, that isn’t an excuse to stray out of your budget. You know why? It is because overspending can only lead to more problems than you think. Overspending can affect your whole life. With all the possible consequences, it may jump to one problem to another.

May 22, 2012

Resolve IRS Tax Debt: Ways to Utilize Your Money

Many of you may be eagerly waiting for your tax returns after you resolve IRS tax debt and filed your returns now that the deadline for filing returns is over. A lot of you have a lot of plans with the money that you are supposed to get back. The BBB or the Better Business Bureau has tried to encourage the taxpayers to make wise decisions with the money they get back. After resolving your problem with federal tax debt you must be aware how much hard work is required to get it done. So, you are encouraged to make wise investments or some intelligent plans with your returns. The BBB says that you must pay off any debt that you may have with the money that you get back from the IRS.

Apr 12, 2012

Deciding What to Do with Your Tax Refund

Personal income taxes are due to be filed, in Canada, no later than April 30, 2012. This means it’s not only time to start making sure you’re ready to file, but it’s also time to think about what you’re going to do with your tax refund. Although many Canadians use their tax refund to travel or splurge on something they want, the money may be better spent to improve your finances. Particularly with tough economic times still looming on the horizon, the money you receive for your income tax refund could go a long way to ensuring you’re financially prepared for whatever may come.

According to the Canada Revenue Agency the average tax refund in Canada is an estimated $1,506 this year. This money could go a long way towards improving your finances in several areas, depending on how you use it. Here are two financially smart ways to use your tax refund this year to improve your financial outlook:

Apr 5, 2012

Tax credit cuts: Are you ready?

As the implications of the 2012 Budget sinks in and everyone resigns themselves  to another year of austerity measures and tightening their belts, some people are about to become a whole lot worse off.

The government has pledged to bring the national deficit under control and, in 2010, unveiled a list of measures which would see tax credits slashed. Despite protests, David Cameron and co. have stuck to their guns and, from next month, the remaining tax credit reductions are due to take effect.

Feb 16, 2012

Are there any way of paying down my tax dues and emerging debt free?

Any kind of debt can become a burden on a person’s life, whether credit card debt, auto loan debt or eve n IRS tax debt. The IRS owes tax from everyone and when a person fails to pay the required taxes on time, he gets indebted to the IRS. Such taxes accrue to form a huge amount and you end up drowning in an ocean of tax debt. Most people wonder whether or not there are options to seek tax debt relief just as there are ways to get rid of your credit card debts. Now, both tax debt solutions and credit card debt solutions are almost similar to one another as both options help you eliminate your debt burden. Have a look at some tax debt relief options that you may resort to in order to emerge debt free.

Dec 12, 2011

5 Financial strategies that credit card companies do not want you to know about

For some people saving money is like getting a root canal from a dentist - not much fun, and very painful!

And that's exactly how the banks that offers credit cards like it - the more you use your credit cards, the more money they make. Because the more you use your cards the more likely you are to miss a payment, go over your limit, or simply just start carrying a balance every month. All of which make them money!

So if you are a spender, and you like using your credit cards, it's time to change some of your habits. This will make YOU more money so YOU are the one getting rich, not them. If you need a little help making this change, here are 5 financial strategies that credit card companies don't want you to know about:

Nov 30, 2011

Using self control to conquer your Credit Card Debt

United States citizens have a reported total of $886 billion in credit card debt in the year 2010 and the amount is forecasted to rise up to $1.177 trillion total. Each card holder is estimated to have over $5,000 in debt. Even though the state of the economy has taken a nose dive, TransUnion, one of the three large credit reporting agencies, reported that the number of delinquencies dropped by 17% in 2010. This shows that credit card holders are becoming more responsible and acknowledging that debt needs to be paid off when due.

Debt with cards is primarily due to high unemployment levels in the economy. When people lose their jobs, they focus first on paying items such as mortgage and food and place the credit card payments on the back burner. The resulting late fees increase the overall balance of the card, cause higher payments and make it difficult to catch up on.