Getting into debts is very easy but, getting out of them is not. It requires lot of work and effort. Either rich or poor, everyone in their lives will face financial challenges at some time. If you are stuck knee-deep in debts and looking for sources that can help you then there is the solution for you. Below are some tips of do’s that help you to minimise your debts.
- Use cash to pay for all your expenses. This is the best way to know the amount you are spending and can help you limit this expenditure. Avoiding credit card usage is the best solution to keep track of your expenses
- Good times are when you get money with bad credit. You can get the money from payday loans even with bad credit and pay off your debts to improve your credit score
- Set a plan and stick to it. Prepare a budget considering all your income and expenditures including payment of your debts
- Call and ask your credit card provider if there is an option with a lower interest rate or switch your card to another provider. A lot of banks now offer 0% on balance transfers.
- Stop impulse buying unless it is an emergency. Think about all purchases before you spend your money. Freezing your spending will help you to freeze your debts
- Bring extra income. Try to do some odd jobs or consider over time at work to increase your income and minimise your debts. Use any added skills like painting someone’s home or garden maintenance on the weekend to increase your income.
- Consolidate your debts. Debt consolidation is a good option to reduce the burden of managing various debts or payments. It limits your debt to a single payment to one lender who pays off all your other debts
- Make a list of all the debts and rank them in order of the highest interest rates. Pay towards the debts that have highest interest rate every time you have any extra money
- Stop eating out. Instead make cooking a fun activity and include your family members. Eating out not only costs more but also is not good for your health
- Try not to spend money on the things that you get freely. For example, if you are in need of office software on your computer then consider using free open office tool instead of Microsoft office which adds to your expenses.
My name is Michelle. I am a tech writer from UK. I am into Finance. Catch me @financeport on Twitter
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