Getting yourself into debt is unfortunately all too easy – it’s getting back out that is often a problem. Sometimes the debt is due to emergencies that had to be paid for with a credit card, other times it’s simply a lack of self control when spending.
Whatever the reason for the debt, once it has accumulated it must be addressed. Fortunately, the government offers a number of programs to help.
The government offers a number of loans for people who are in financial trouble. If you qualify, these loans can help you to consolidate your debt into a single payment with a lower interest rate. Over the course of repaying these loans, you will save a considerable amount of interest compared to continuing to pay them all separately.
More detailed information about these loans, as well as the necessary application forms, is available online. A good starting point is the FTC website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/kneedeep.htm.
There are also government programs that will help you to manage your spending and keep yourself out of debt. They’ll teach you how to better manage your finances to keep on top of things before you run into problems. These government programs are available for free to anyone.
Government loans generally have certain requirements for you to qualify. It will depend on your income, your net worth and some other factors, but most people who are in a position to need them seriously them will qualify.
If you need help dealing with debt, these programs are there for the asking. Don’t be afraid to look into what help is available – you will be happy to have done so once your financial life is getting back in order and the stress and worry that goes along with debt has retreated.
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