If you have debt, you may be hoping that it will magically disappear and you don’t have to pay for it. Unfortunately, the truth is that the debt may not disappear immediately. That is why it is important to manage what you owe before it becomes a crisis! There is something very important that is going to change the way the debt industry works, and it isn’t about taking advantage of the credit card company!
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Have you ever wondered how to negotiate with your credit card company? For most the answer is no, unless they have money. I would like to make it very clear that it doesn’t have to be like that, but that is the way it works. If you owe $20,000.00 and get a reduction of the amount that may be 50%, does that information not seem important? It doesn’t to me. I would much rather find out how to make use of this situation to my advantage. Have you considered how much money you would save by consolidating your debts with one company and then working out the details with that company?
In order to consolidate, you would normally be looking to get a consolidation loan, but for some reason, credit card companies may be willing to grant you a discount in addition to the discount you were looking for. There are several possible reasons. First and foremost, you are likely to be given a consolidation loan at a lower interest rate than you were probably paying to the credit card companies. But then, there is the business aspect to this. When you owe money to the credit card companies, you are thousands of miles away from them. This is very difficult to overcome and it is possible that you may never make a return.
But many credit card companies would rather have some money than no money. They may be willing to bargain the amount of money so as to make cash rather than have it tied up. You may be able to get must lower interest rate and a guaranteed minimum payment. The payments would only need to be twice a month.
You would be paying back your debtors much quicker with this arrangement instead of struggling with the huge amounts of money that you owed, quickly. This is about the only advice I have for you when this type of situation comes your way. To take advantage of your situation and make the most of the money that will be saved throughout the process, develop a strategic plan and know what to do in terms of each step of the process. If you have multiple credit cards, you would be wise to start a debt elimination plan in which you cut up all of the credit cards.
This will eliminate the temptation to keep making purchases and it will likely be quite difficult for you to find a situation where you can get a credit card of some kind in the future. However, I would certainly recommend that you communicate with your credit card company, preferably in writing, to see if it can be arranged to change the companies’ arrangement.
You may be capable to get an agreement, but many of these companies today are just looking to hide behind some pretty attractive increases in their interest rates because they are trying to take advantage of you simply because you owe them money. It would be wise to attempt to put a little pressure on them by threatening to close your account if they do not give you better terms.