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Ignoring Your Debts

Ignoring your debts won’t make them go away.

As much as you would like to think of something else you cannot address the situation without facing it.
If you put your head in the sand then someone is going to come along sooner rather than later and give you a big kick in the butt and it’s going to hurt because you won’t see it coming.

That kick will come from a creditor who you haven’t contacted to work out an arrangement for payment of an outstanding debt or possibly even the bank with a notification of a pending foreclosure on your house.

You might find yourself getting a notice of eviction simply because you didn’t contact your landlord to make a payment arrangement while you get your finances sorted.

You need to face the facts that you have a problem and then set yourself goals to resolving the problem. Problems that are left usually present themselves as bigger problems a short way down the line so today is the day that you need to start looking at your debts.

Taking action now can result in savings of interest and late payment fees. People who have money generally pay less than those who don’t because they are able to pay debt on time and don’t have to fund the additional expense of late payments in one form or another.

There is one thing that is certain and that is the fact that people who owe money might forget what they owe but those who are owed always know how much is due, so you might prefer to forget but your creditors won’t.

Also – more often than not a creditor will adopt a far more positive attitude towards you if you explain the situation you are in and let them know that you are currently working towards full and final payment of the debt as soon as possible.

Communication can do wonders for your debt reduction program.

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