Friday, May 29, 2009

Retire Debt free…..few tips to retire debt free

It's not very long time when Americans used to retire debt free but now things are totally opposite to it more and more Americans are retiring with the burden of debt on mortgages credit-card debt, home-equity lines of credit, auto loans and many more.

Before the great recession of 2008-2009 things were quite well and debt was not at all a huge problem but nowadays it has become a major problem for the Americans citizens. Recent report from surveys of financial values and debt shows that one in few 22% boomers owe at least $50.000 in non-mortgage debt in 2009 and nearly 4 in 10 baby boomers had non mortgage debt of $25,000 in 2009 and their parents with debt of $25.000 and the main reason for this is the recent trend of extraordinary expense for lucrative living basically among the youngsters. However the great recession of 2008-2009 and the economy crisis have brought a lot of change in many boomers and they are saving their money for future and utilizing for good purpose only.

So from now onwards every Americans should make a goal to retire debt free even mortgage free and they should start from today.

Here are some tips that will help you to make you retire debt free:

1.Set up a plan and work on it-Every Americans from now onwards should make a habit of savings for future you need to change way of living.(change in the way of living in the sense change in your lucrative lifestyle) keep a check on your finance and spend according to your financial strength.

2.Paying down debt Vs Saving for retirement-Different experts have different opinion on this some says pay off your debt then start saving and some to do both at the same time, my suggestion is that have a look at your financial strength and go for both at a time. Yeah it might be painful sometime coz you need to do a lot of sacrifice for this cut off your extra lucrative expenses. But you need to do this for a debt free retirement.

3.Avoid borrowing from your 401(k) to pay down your debt-Sometime it sounds great to pay off your debt borrowing from your 401(k) plan when you are suffering from the burden of debt. But sometime it may create more problem as because you have to pay off the loan amount within 60 days of leaving your employer.

4.Try to work longer-If you are in debt especially non-mortgage debt and you are planning to retire then don’t do that because doing that you will be in trouble so try to eliminate your debt while you are working. Work for full time or part time to eliminate your debt and retire to live a debt free life in your old age.

So make a goal to retire debt free and enjoy a stress free life with your family members in your old age.

A step towards debt free retirement

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bankruptcy Myths

Bankruptcy is a four letter word for many people and many are not aware of the truths and have misconception about bankruptcy, but if you in debt it can be a very good option to regain your financial strength. And if you want to know what exactly Bankruptcy is all about you must watch this video.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Debt relief...journey towards debt free life.

In my last post I discussed about the self repayment plan as an effective plan to pay of your debt and I said that if you are not able to analyze your situation then you can go for Debt relief program with the help of a professional which I will be discussing now.

To understand Debt relief program fully some concepts needs to be cleared like-Debt consolidation, debt counseling, debt management, debt settlement, in order to manage your finance.

1.Debt counseling-When you will go for a debt counseling agency they will study your financial condition and then instruct you and teach you how to improve your debt situation and to maintain your financial strength. They will educate you maintain your budget and stick to it, how to cut down your extra expenses and how to control it.

2.Debt management-In this plan all your finances will be taken care by a professionals agent and accountant, the agent will look after all your budgets ,spending, credit card payment, bills ,loan payment etc, and will help you and assist you how to control your finance.

3.Debt negotiation-In this process your agent will negotiate with your creditors and will come to an agreed amount of debt to be paid with a new repayment plan which suits your budget in this process your debt can be reduced upto 60% cutting off your excessive interest rate, administrative fees etc. They will also manage your payment.

4.Debt settlement-This process involves legal counseling and is normally used when there is a chance of legal action to be taken or if there is a threat of using legal action being issued. The whole process may involve settlement in court or outside the court with your creditors and aid of professional lawyer.

5.Debt consolidation-with a debt consolidation program you can pay all of your outstanding payment in a single monthly payment with the help of debt consolidation agency the agency professionals after a brief study and analyzing your financial situation will negotiate with your creditors on behalf of you and help in repaying your debt.

But before going for any debt relief program go for a thorough market research and then decide which suits you the best. Go for the best debt relief program to clear your debt smoothly without any stress………………Best of luck.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Pay off Debt….An effective way to get rid of debt.

If you are in Debt and looking to find out a way to get out of it then you can go for either one of this self repayment plan which is a very effective plan or you can go for professional’s debt relief program where you will find a professional who will make a study on your case and then help you to get you free from debt.

Here are some self repayment tips that will help you to clear your debt by yourself.

1.Analyze your situation and then immediately contact your creditors and start negotiating for a suitable repayment plan according to your financial situation.

2.Try to repay your monthly payment as quickly as possible by increasing your monthly payment and in the process you will be able to save a lot of money in a long run.

3.If you have made any savings then you can use it to repay your debt faster or even you can borrow money from your retirement plan like (401k) plan if you are a retired person and above 60 years of age this will help you to save you a lot of money which you were paying as an interest on debt.

4.Try to transfer your high interest debt to your low interest credit card by negotiation with your creditors. If he allows.

5.Always try to pay off your high interest debt first so that you don’t have to pay additional interest charges.

6.If you have any option from where you can borrow money like from any of your friends or family members you can borrow money from then and repay your debt at once.

7.Try to cut off your expenses, especially lucrative expenses to pay off your debt quickly and get out from the burden of debt.

8.If you have gathered enough equity on your home then you can take a home equity loan to pay off your debt.

Still if your are not able to analyze your situation of debt and not able to pay of your debt using self repayment plan then you can go for debt relief program by professionals, they will help you to get rid of debt which I will be discussing in my next post…….Have a debt free life.