Debt is simply the money you owe – it is an amount of money or other property that is owed by one person, organization or company. It is not the credit you owe as credit turn into debts. Getting into debt is very easy and maybe it is fun for some people as it might impress them. As a first look, people are happy, they can buy without having cash, and they can afford to get a car even without having the budget etc. but they missed the best part, they will live and drive this car for 12 years to make payments and pay huge interests for what already impressed them!
Who never heard of cholesterol? Much like cholesterol, where there is a good and bad cholesterol, debts comes in two versions. Good and bad debts. Debts can make your life easier or ruin your life but however bad your debt problems, there is a solution. People and businesses who know how to handle debts and how to manage their credits can take advantage of debts while people especially young who does not have a big knowledge in debt management and creating debt reduction plans are always in troubles.
Debts can also be classified as temporary or chronic debts.
In most cases, there are very good reasons to take on debt. For example, students take loans which are a good thing but we insist that you must know how to handle and pay off your debts after graduation.
Also taking debts for setting up a business is good but it depends how the structure is going to be setup. You must have a clear plan, and know how much money you would need and the most important, how to pay it back. In such cases, debt is a part of the business success.
If you can afford to pay cash and limit the risk of taking debts, do it! Do not hesitate to pay by cash when you have the money.
The problem is when you borrow money but do not use it productively. More clearly, debts are good when you invest it and NOT simply spend it. Taking debts simply to spend it is the bad thing ever. Debts must be under control. You must know very well how to pay back your debts. Create plans, especially rapid reduction plan. This e-book will show you how to proceed with managing your debts and become debt free in half the time.
Introduction To Fixing Your Credit
We are a country in debt. Not only is our government in debt, but we, as Americans, are in debt ourselves, and the problem is just getting worse! Recent studies have shown that ninety percent of Americans have at least one credit card – and they are using that card – A LOT!
The average family carries a balance of between $7,000 and $10,000 on all their credit cards. Over $1,000 per family goes on interest every year. And that’s just the average – some people owe much more!
Overall, Americans spend over $1 trillion every year on their credit cards, and owe more than $500 billion of it. If debt continues at the current rate, then one family in a hundred will be forced into bankruptcy. Over 90% of Americans’ disposable incomes are spent paying back debts.
When you add credit card debt to the regular bills we have to pay each month, which can tax anyone’s budget. As a result, some bills go unpaid and others are paid late.
Both of these instances can damage your credit sometimes so much that you think there’s no way you’ll ever be able to get out of debt and get credit for something important like a home or a car.
The truth is that you can get out of debt and repair your credit nearly to what it was before you had credit problems. It takes some time and a little work on your part, but it IS possible.
Loan approvals and such depend on your credit score. That number is what determines if you can get credit, what your interest rate will be, and how much money potential lenders will give you. A good median score is 750, but the higher your score is, the more financially sound you are.
While it’s always a good idea to try and stay away from credit, not everyone has a hundred thousand dollars lying around to buy a home or twenty thousand to buy a car. Heck, for some people, scraping together five thousand dollars for a good used car is difficult. That’s why we need credit. So we can buy that which we cannot afford.
Where the trouble comes in is when people begin to buy everyday items such as groceries and clothing on credit cards. Then those bills begin to get bigger and bigger until pretty soon, they’re paying the minimum amount due which will take forever to pay off. Plus, a lot of people just continue charging things even when they have a large balance on their account.
Your credit score defines who you are to businesses and you want it to be as high as it can be. It doesn’t matter how bad your credit is now. There are ways that you can raise your credit score no matter how low it is now. Don’t despair; just get started – right away!