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Give the benefits of debt consolidation loan?

I am planning for a debt consolidation loan. I want to know the benefits of the debt consolidation loan.


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5 Responses to "Give the benefits of debt consolidation loan?"

  1. Judy says:
    Debt Consolidation Complaints, Scam, Rip-off.
    Please do this for me – do your research.
    There is nothing these companies can do for you that you can’t do yourself for free.
    They will not work for free – no one does – they will get rich from you.
  2. guitarstrummin says:
    I would strongly encourage you to “research” this decision. The reason I say this is because either way, whether you file Chapter 7 (complete bankruptcy where your debt is erased), or you file a Chapter 13 (consolidation of debt where each creditor is paid a monthly sum and eventually paid off), there are pros and cons to each decision.

    The “Fresh Start” Bankruptcy
    A better name for Chapter 7 is the “Fresh Start” Bankruptcy. The reason is that a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy can wipe out the most common unsecured debts such as credit cards, medical bills, personal loans and all other debts which are not ‘secured’ against some collateral. Why is Chapter 7 better described as the “Fresh Start” Bankruptcy? It’s like pushing the reset the button or rebooting your computer – you start fresh without any debt.

    Most Americans have heard about Chapter 7 bankruptcies but know very little about how they actually work. There are many “myths” about Chapter 7 filings, most of which are not accurate. Because Chapter 7s are also known as the “liquidation” bankruptcy, many Americans erroneously believe that this type of bankruptcy filing will require them to give up all of their assets and belongings. Although credit card companies, collections agencies, and debt collectors want you to believe this, most Chapter 7 cases DO NOT require you to give up your assets or belongings. The bottom line is that In most Chapter 7 cases you can get rid of your debt and still keep your assets and belongings and still get a FRESH START.

    Chapter 13 – An Overview

    The bills are stacking up, demanding calls and letters are arriving with increasing frequency and despite the best of efforts, the overdue debts just cannot be paid. In such cases, filing bankruptcy under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code may provide a solution to what seems like an insurmountable problem. Once considered a last resort, bankruptcy has evolved into an accepted method of resolving serious financial problems. If you are facing serious financial challenges, it is important to seek the counsel of an experienced bankruptcy attorney or attend a legal clinic for advice (which is free).

    Bankruptcy law provides two basic forms of relief: (1) liquidation and (2) rehabilitation or reorganization. Most bankruptcies filed in the United States involve liquidation, which is governed by Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. A reorganization or rehabilitation bankruptcy under Chapter 11 or 13 of the Bankruptcy Code is, however, the option often preferred by the courts. Under Chapters 11 and 13, creditors may be provided with a better opportunity to recoup what they are owed.

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    Alternatives to Filing Bankruptcy

    Debtors who have faced obstacles to paying off their debts when due have no doubt received more than their fair share of demanding letters and phone calls, and the thought of filing bankruptcy and getting rid of their debts, and thus the constant demands, can be quite appealing. Before making a decision to pursue that route, which can have long-term effects on credit rating and the ability to make large purchases, debtors may wish to consider other, less drastic alternatives. Talking through these options with an experienced bankruptcy attorney can help make sense out of the myriad complex and confusing choices that must be made at an already stressful time.

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    Debts that Remain After a Chapter 13 Discharge

    A Chapter 13 discharge affects only those debts provided for by the plan. Any debts not provided for in the plan will remain, and the debtor will have to pay them in full, even after discharge. Additional exceptions to a Chapter 13 discharge include, generally, claims for spousal and child support; educational loans; drunk driving liabilities; criminal fines and restitution obligations; and certain long-term obligations, such as home mortgages, that extend beyond the term of the plan. A lawyer experienced in bankruptcy law can explain which debts are “erased” as a result of a Chapter 13 discharge and which will remain the obligation of the debtor.

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    Effects of a Salary Increase on a Wage-Earner Plan Under Chapter 13
    When a Chapter 13 debtor enters into a wage-earner plan, he or she commits the next three years’ disposable income — that portion of the debtor’s income not required to meet the necessary needs of the debtor and his or her dependents — to the repayment of debt. Often, a debtor’s income will increase after the plan is in place, and the question arises as to what becomes of this increase in income. Bankruptcy lawyers can answer these and other Chapter 13 questions as they arise, providing information, reassurance and competent and zealous advocacy throughout the bankruptcy process.

    Rebuilding Your Credit After Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy has a long-lasting impact on a person’s credit rating, and on his or her ability to obtain cr

  3. cktheman says:
    The problem with debt consolidation is that the ONLY benefit is having a single bill – that’s it. Debt consolidation companies don’t get you any better rates/reductions than you can get for yourself by simply calling your creditors. Plus, they will charge additional fees for their service – which should be obvious – they have to make money somehow.

    Worse, there are very few debt consolidation companies that are actually reputable. Many of these firms will claim significantly better rate reductions than their competitors (sometimes as ridiculous as 50% – a big red flag). Any firm that’s telling you that is not being truthful, and you’ll likely end up with a small bill for the first month, which will increase dramatically the following month because ‘the creditors changed the terms’. This is a common underhanded practice (have an attorney review everything before you sign) – so be aware that no debt consolidation company gets a better rate than any other (or you…), and they have no control or leverage over what the creditor will offer.

    I wouldn’t bother with debt consolidation at all, but if you really want a single bill, research VERY, VERY carefully – there really are only a few reputable companies out there!

  4. Jeanne R says:
    I really don’t think that there is a benefit. I think it is better to take care of it yourself.
    What keeps most people in debt is the fact that they keep spending more money than they make. They look at the “monthly payments” instead of the total debt loan that they are carrying. People need to stop spending now and concentrate on becoming debt free. Please do not consolidate or use a debt reduction company . It is not free, they will lower your payments by increasing the length of time until you are debt free, and you will take a hit on your credit score. Or they negotiate your debt down after telling you not to pay for awhile adding another hit to your credit score. Student loans are the only debt that can garnish your wages for non payment without taking you to court first. Just list them out on a piece of paper or a spreadsheet and follow the plan. If you work the plan, the plan will work for you.

    A. Have a garage sale and sell anything that you no longer need or want.

    B.Get a temporary part time job, if you have one, get another.

    Here is a plan that can help you. If you work the plan, the plan will work for you:
    1. Make a budget. Make the budget a week before you get paid. A budget is not a punishment! It is a tool which will free you from ever having to worry about money again. Put everything in your budget. Especially those annual, biannual, or quarterly bills like car registration, insurance, etc. Give every dollar you are going to bring home the name of where it is going. Add an “emergency fund” category to your budget for 25 dollars and save up until you have 1000-1250 dollars. Your emergency fund will help keep you from getting into new debt because of an emergency. If you can, set up a direct transfer to a savings account for your emergency fund. That way it moves automatically and you don’t even have to worry about it. You must cut your spending and live on less than you make.

    2.First get current on all of you debts and make no more late payments. Stop using your credit cards immediately. Do not take on any more debt. Credit cards are like quicksand only the death is much slower. Make a list of all of your debts in order of highest interest rate to lowest interest. Use cash only for your spending from now on.

    3.Pay the minimum due on all of your debts and then put your extra money towards paying off the highest interest one first. After you get that one paid off, you put the money you were paying on debt #1 (the minimum payment and the extra payment) towards debt #2. That will pay debt #2 off faster. When that is paid off, you put all three payments towards card #3 and that one will be paid off pretty quickly. As an example:

    To start :
    Debt #1 (highest interest): minimum payment+ extra payment
    Debt #2 (middle interest): minimum payment
    Debt #3(lowest interest): minimum payment

    Debt #1: paid off
    Debt #2: minimum payment from Debt #1+ Minimum payment from Debt #2 +extra payment
    Debt #3: minimum payment

    Debt #1: paid off
    Debt #2: paid off
    Debt #3:Minimum payment from card #1+ minimum payment from Debt #2+ minimum payment from Debt #3+ extra payment.

    That way, you will get them all paid off, on time, and pay the least interest. It will also help towards rebuilding your credit since you will no longer have any late payments. This works no matter how many different debts you may have.

    4. After you get all of your debts paid off, add to your emergency fund until you have 6-12 months of income saved up. Put that emergency fund money into a liquid money market fund or into a Bank of America no-risk CD so that if you need the money you can take it out without penalty.

    5a. When you have your emergency fund in place, add a category for “fun” to your budget. Save for a holiday, a vacation, a big screen, or dinners out, whatever goal you want. Remember to enjoy your life.

    5b. When you have your emergency fund in place, start saving for your retirement. Join the 401(k) plan at work and contribute the maximum. Your employer probably matches at least part of your contribution so why give up free money? Open a Roth IRA and contribute the maximum on a monthly basis. If you start saving for your retirement now, you will probably retire a millionaire.

    5c. When you have your emergency fund in place, start saving for your next car. Only buy cars, or other things that depreciate, with cash. Save up for a nicer car. That way you get the interest instead of paying the interest.

    You can do it and it isn’t as hard as you think. Just follow the plan

  5. ffr says:
    Debt consolidation loan is usually just a big loan that pays off other smaller loans.
    This debt consolidation loan will make your high interest debt into one manageable payment.
    This loan helps you to avoid late fees, extra charges, and the bad credit.
    This loan helps to pay the payment regularly.

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