Most of the time, after someone consolidates their debt, the debt grows back. They don’t have a game plan to pay cash and spend less.
Pay attention here, because these crafty companies will stick it to you if you’re not careful.
We’ve already covered consolidation: It’s a type of loan that rolls several unsecured debts into one single bill. Debt settlement means you hire a company to negotiate a lump-sum payment with your creditors for less than what you owe.
Debt settlement is a scam, and any debt relief company that charges you before they actually settle or reduce your debt is in violation of the Federal Trade Commission. When you consolidate your debts or work with a debt settlement company, you’ll only treat the symptoms of your money problems and never get to the core of why you have issues in the first place.
You don’t need to consolidate your bills—you need to pay them off.
In almost every case, you’ll have lower payments because the term of your loan is prolonged. You are only restructuring your debt, not eliminating it.
You don’t need debt rearrangement—you need debt reformation.Something has to change, and you’re considering debt consolidation because of the allure of one easy payment and the promise of lower interest rates. But the truth is debt consolidation loans and debt settlement companies suck even more. In fact, you end up paying more and staying in debt longer because of so-called consolidation.Get the facts before you consolidate your debt or work with a settlement company.Debt settlement companies also charge a fee for their "service." Often, the fee is anywhere from 15–20% of your debt.Think about it this way: If you owe ,000, your settlement fees would range from ,500–10,000.To do that, you have to change the way you view debt!