The last thing you want is to end up in court for money owed, but you are unsure if you should pay the collections agency directly or if you can even afford to make any kind of payments. So, how should you deal with collections after your creditor has turned over a past due account?
Have you ever been in the process of making a purchase and been offered a deferred interest option? Wondering whether this is a good idea or if there are any drawbacks to doing so? Learn more about deferred interest on our blog.
There are a lot of reasons loans are denied. A lack of credit history, high debt-to-income ratio, or a recent change in jobs or income can disqualify you for a loan. Lenders want to loan money to applicants who are likely to repay the loan on time and without missed payments or other trouble.
When you start receiving collection calls or your mailbox begins to fill with collection letters, you may wonder about the legitimacy of the debt collector and the legality of their collection efforts.
Should you prioritize paying down debt or building up your savings? While it is important to find the strategy that works best for your individual financial goals and outstanding obligations, for many people the most effective strategy is going to be one of balance, where debt and savings are managed simultaneously.
Few things are as motivating than seeing your savings increase. By putting even a small amount of money into savings each month, you will gradually see that amount grow – a great catalyst to continue to save more and more.