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How You Can Get Out Of Debt Through Debt Settlement?

Debt is related to stress and when people have stress it affects their mental as well as physical health. But there are ways people can settle down their debt and live a stress free life. If you go by the numbers you will be stunned to know that there is credit card debt of $15,000 on an average American household. And you will be even more surprise to know that most of these families struggle to make minimum payments per month. Some families are using their credit card to cover their daily expenses like transportation, groceries because they are short of cash. This lack of cash and use of credit card more has made the lives of people so hard that they are always in debt and receive calls from creditors that their payments are past due.   


So if you are fed up of this destructive cycle and want to get out of it then you have to take help of debt settlement companies because it is one of the most popular forms of debt relief. Now you must be thinking why to opt for debt arbitration companies aren’t there any other way to cope up with this debt situation. Well there aren’t any other ways actually because it is either you who could make a difference to your debt by stopping all your spending and saving for a settlement with the creditor or you can hire a debt settlement company who will act as a negotiator between you and the creditors to find out a feasible way of settling down your debt and agree on a lump sum of amount.


But there are few things to keep in mind when opting for a debt settlement company because debts like mortgages, utility bills, rent, insurance premiums, cable charges, student loans, loans, cell phone bills, taxes, child support, alimony or criminal fines doesn’t come under the umbrella of debt settlement so before just heading to a debt settlement company figure out what type of debt you have. Debt settlement companies only negotiate for unsecured debts like personal loans, credit cards or medical bills.


So how does the debt settlement company works to settle down your debts? Well when you enroll in a debt settlement program a trust account is opened by the negotiation team that is looking after your debt settlement. Once the account is open you need to deposit at least 50% of your unsecured debt for instance you have debt of $20,000 then you have to deposit at least $10,000 in the trust account over a period of 24 to 60 months.  This money is used by the negotiation team to settle your debts with the creditors by having a conversation with them and agreeing on a lump sum amount or a figure less than the actual amount.


But remember that debt settlement companies charge you for their efforts. Generally you have to pay the company 15-20% of the actual debt so if you have small amount of debt then considering debt settlement is not a good idea and vice versa.