The winter holidays often mean Christmas and New Year’s. If you don’t have a lot of money before these holidays start, just wait until they are over. It takes many Americans (even those who aren’t technically in debt) a while to recover from the winter holidays. These holidays always seem to do a number on our wallets. It is also during these winter holidays that many American consumers find themselves owing thousands and thousands of dollars to creditors. Lets say you spent too much on gifts or when buying supplies for your New Year’s Eve party. Worst of all, you used your credit cards. This is not the way to start off the New Year, so what should you do?
Right now, I want you to imagine yourself getting out of debt.
The good news is that you are taking steps to seek debt relief right now. If you never owed a massive amount on your credit cards before, you might have just gone a little bit wild while Christmas shopping. As long as you didn’t go out and charge a new car, you are in a good position; you might only owe a few thousand dollars at the most. In this case, it might not even be necessary for you to enroll yourself in a professional debt relief program. Technically, you don’t need to unless you need professional help. It isn’t worth it for those with only $3,000 to eliminate a percentage of their debt. It isn’t worth it for those with a total of $4,000 on two cards to consolidate their bills. Typically, most debt relief programs are designed for those who owe and are behind more than $10,000.
Hopefully, you didn’t go overboard with your credit cards for Christmas or New Years. With that said, you might have already been in debt with the credit card companies. You might have already owed them $8,000 and added $3,000 to your card over the winter holidays. Guess what, you have now approached that not-so-good $10,000 number. This is what makes you a good candidate for debt settlement or consolidation if you have more than one credit card. Remember these debt relief programs are more designed for those with a good chunk of credit card debt and $10,000 definitely fits the bill.
In short, it will not hurt to contact a debt relief network or company that offers settlements or consolidations. You might be able to make use of a free consultation, which will help to determine which debt relief program is best for you or if you even need professional assistance.
If you are in debt over your head, the best solution at this point is to obtain a financial settlement. However, you need a great deal of research before going with the first company willing to deal with your debts. Remember that it is imperative to get rid of your debt as soon as possible, since you never know what the economy will bring and when will it be too late to change anything.