5 Tips For Managing And Reducing DebtBy Toby Tunwase
Debts don’t have to be bad news. There are tips that can help you manage your debts and even reduce the debts you take. We discuss these below.
- Know exactly how much you owe
Take stock and make a list of your debt situation. Know your creditors, interest rate, deadlines for payments, and the total amount of money being owed. Having all these before you can make it much easier to plan and act. It is essential that you create a map and refer to it as you spend.
- Create a calendar
Don’t leave the payment of the debt to chance. Have a fixed time for it and know which ones you will be paid at what time. These help you plan your earnings or even determine how to upgrade your earnings to meet your calendar. The calendar can be yearly, weekly, or monthly or even all three.
- Have an emergency fund
People often go into debt because of emergencies that surpass their income or cash flow. This is where having an emergency fund to fall back on is very important. You can get an emergency fund by saving a part of your earnings every year.
- Develop a budget
This helps track earnings and expenses and helps you live within your means, thereby preventing taking on debts.
- Speak to experts
There are credit counselors that specialize in helping you repay debts and other financial experts that will help increase your earnings while managing your expenses.