Most of us have to tighten our belts these days, but it is not always prudent to cut away certain monthly outgoings that may well save you thousands in the long run. Both life insurance and pet insurance might only cost a few pounds a month, but they could save you thousands in the long run.
However, if you realise that you’re spending more than you’re earning then it is time to call in the professionals. There are many regulated debt management companies in the UK who specialise in helping people just like you. They will help you make a budget if you don’t already have one, and from that list of outgoings they will make recommendations as to what can be cut and what should be kept. Try to avoid panicking and slashing your budget as too often this proves to be a false economy if you’re suddenly confronted with a big vet’s bill in the future.
Choose a debt advisory company that is UK regulated and accredited and OFT approved. Recognising that time is of the essence where interest rates are concerned, your professional advisor will make every effort to assess your situation quickly and decide on the best plan for you moving forward.
You will find your debt advisor to be friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and non-judgmental. All sorts of people fall into debt and this has no bearing on you as a person. By taking the first step to get out of debt you are showing strength of character and should be commended.
If you have several creditors then you may be eligible for debt consolidation. If your advisor considers this to be the best course of action then one of the company’s debt consolidation experts will be assigned to you and assist you through the process. Debt consolidation works by taking out a single loan to pay off all your creditors, which leaves you with one monthly payment instead of several. Often a consolidation loan has a lower rate of interest, so you can pay off the balance more quickly and repair your credit rating too.
Take the first and most important step on the road to being debt free and call in the professionals today.