There are many reasons why individuals like yourself get into debt trouble and hence seek out credit card debt cancellation help. And depending on your particular situation, there may be one type of debt help option or service that will suit you and your situation better than some others. So, let's first of all take a look at your options and help you decide which credit card debt cancellation choice is best for you.
1. A debt management program
Also known debt consolidation, a debt management service can be a useful for people who are continuing to make debt payments, but cannot meet monthly minimums or simply want to reduce the amount of interest they are paying. Many debt management companies also provide credit counseling to their customers, so that future debt problems can be avoided. Here are some of the benefits of this type of program..
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It is important to note that that this type of debt consolidation does not reduce the amount of credit card debt that you owe. If you are looking to reduce the amount of debt you owe right now then you should consider the following credit card debt cancellation option.
2. A debt negotiation program
This type of debt help service aims to reduce the amount of actual debt that you owe. Typically it is useful for consumers who are experiencing a hardship (loss of job, illness etc.) and are considering bankruptcy as a possibility. Under this credit card debt cancellation scenario, you (or a professional debt negotiator) will negotiate lump sum payments with your creditors to settle your debts. These payments can be as small as 10-15% of the total outstanding debts in some cases.
We recommend that you use the services of a professional debt cancellation company. The reputable ones will work for a percentage of what they save you on your debts, with no upfront or ongoing costs to you. In other words, if they don't perform they don't get paid.
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3. A debt consolidation loan
The premise behind a debt consolidation loan is as follows. If you can take out a new loan that has a lower interest rate and/or a longer payback period than your current debts, and use the proceeds of the loan to pay off your current debts, you will be better off financially.
If you are homeowner interested in using this technique to help achieve your credit card debt cancellation, you have a possible third incentive. By using your home as collateral for the debt consolidation loan (in the form of a mortgage refinance, home equity loan or heloc) the interest may be tax deductible. See your tax advisor for full details.
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For non-homeowners, finding a debt consolidation loan for credit card debt cancellation may be more difficult. But there are some excellent online resources.
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It goes without saying that bankruptcy is a last resort. A bankruptcy can stay with you for 10 years. There are other options.
We strongly recommend that people who are considering bankruptcy as an alternative look very carefully at a debt reduction plan as a solution. You can find information on receiving a free, no-obligation, custom debt reduction plan here.