by Sally Boone
When you are in debt the best solution for repairing your credit is to ask for extensions, or arrange payment plans. If you have student loans, you can call your loan officer and request deference on your payments. If you are turned down on deference, you can ask for forbearance.
Forbearance is a postponement of your monthly installments. Most times, it is easier to get forbearance than deference.
The problem is your interest rates accrue even when no payments are made. The forbearance against your loan often lasts six months to two years and then you are expected to pick up regular payments.
If you are suffering debt related problems then this is a great solution forgetting out of debt. You can also consolidate your student loans.
If you have been turned down for deference, forbearance your next solution is fill out an application for a loan to repay your debts. It is also possible to refinance your student’s loans.
If your credit is severe, you might however have difficulty with getting support on consolidation. You also have the option of requesting a flex payment plan.
If you have a FFELP Stafford Loan ask for an extension on your loan, or else ask for a renewal on your loan for payments that allow you to payaccording to your current income. The downside is when you seek other people’s help for resolving your debt issues you are only adding more debts to your plans.
It is possible to get out of a default if you have made payments faithfully in the past, but can no longer repay your debts. First, you must apply for a plan that is ‘reasonable and affordable.’
The plan applies to your current financial situation and if you faithfully make six months of payments on time, you may qualify for a default. The default does not excuse you from the debt but allows you to make payments according to your financial situation.
If you obtain the default it is important to payoff your dues on times, since it is not possible to obtain a second default. If you faithfully pay toward your default for a year, you can slide through some loopholes and get the default dropped.
The downside is when you apply for a default and makes your payments, in the long run your payments increase. This is a temporarily solution fordebt relief.
Credit Repair Doctor Bills
If you have doctor, dental, or lawyer debts and need a solution, be aware there is an option available. If you owe a lawyer, doctor or dentist it is wise to contact them as soon as possible and negotiate.
Most lawyers, doctors and dentist will work out a payment agreement lowering your monthly installments. Some reduce your bills, while others will completely wipe out interest charges or late fees.
Most times lawyers, doctors and dentist will put off sending your debt to a collection agency providing you meet your agreed payment each month on time. If you suspect you will be late sending payment, make sure you contact the creditor immediately to avoid complications.
If you make contact with the creditors, it tells them that you are not trying to avoid your problem rather you are delayed.
It is essential to careful review your bills each month searching for errors and disputing them immediately if any occur. After your review your bills and there are no errors found find a resource for paying each bill immediately.
This is the ultimate solution for repairing credit or saving your credit. If you have, credit cards make sure you meet monthly installments regularly to avoid paying additional rates per month.
Finally, if you have a car loan and see that you cannot meet monthly installments contact your creditor immediately. Be sure to tell your creditor your situation and ask for an extension or else a lower payment for the month.
DO NOT lie to any creditor. Lying only complicates matters worse.
If you lender sees that you can make next months payment, or else repay your debt for the month at a later time they may excuse your tardiness. However, if the creditor sees this is a long-term financial issue they may refinance your vehicle providing you lower monthly installments and lower interest rates.
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