At one point or another, everyone must tackle debt management. Whether you are forced to or you finally want to take control of debt management, the time eventually comes. So what better time like the present?
Here is a quick list of some debt management must-dos.
1. Start with debts and liabilities. Make a list of all the debts you owe and their amounts—whether they are past due or you are currently making payments on a payment plan or loan (such as a car, property, boat or other recreational vehicle, furniture, etc.)
2. Tackle Income. Once you’ve completed your list of debts, make a list of your income—be it fixed or variable for the next six months.
Before we can figure out how to plan out your debt management strategy, we first need to see where your debts are to your income and determine this ratio.
3. Assess and Analyze. Once you’ve made a list of debts and liabilities and a list of your fixed and/or projected income, the next step is to see where you’re at. Do you have more going out than you have coming in? What percentage of your income is debt? Do you have any breathing room to open up cash flow? Once you’ve analyzed and assessed this area, this will give you a better idea of your financial situation and what you need to do to come up with a plan to tackle debt.
4. Strategize. Even if completing the first three steps stressed you out or overwhelmed you, it’s okay. Remember that you are doing this to improve your financial situation. And the best way to do that is to sit down, tackle it, and then jump in with both feet.Strategizing a debt management plan involves looking at possible solutions to help conquer debt. Can you get a second job and put the extra income towards debt? Can you borrow or get a personal loan to take care of old debts or debts in default? Look at your options and brainstorm.
5. Set a Budget. Once you’ve strategized a solution—even if it’s temporary—the next step is to set a budget to ensure that you stick to your debt management plan. This could include cutting unnecessary or miscellaneous expenses or paying off immediate debts first. Once these are taken care of, then you can focus more of your time, efforts, and extra cash on the larger debts.
One tried and true solution to debt management is a title loan. A title loan can give you with the cash you need upfront and immediately to take care of debts or get caught up on bills. While title loans can be expensive, working with an experienced and hospitable title loan company can make all the difference.
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