When you feel like your finances aren’t under control, you might think that there is no way to spare yourself from bankruptcy. That isn’t necessarily true, though. In fact, there are a number of ways that you can work toward a solution that doesn’t rely on bankruptcy.
Some possible ways out of debt that don’t rely on bankruptcy include:
- Settling with creditors
- Talking to your creditors about emergencies or trouble with making payments
- Selling some of your assets
- Discussing the potential for a consolidation loan
Each one of these possible solutions could help. In some cases, you could combine the different options to help you get out of debt without ever having to look into bankruptcy.
Take, for example, the option of talking to your creditors. Many creditors would rather help a consumer for a month or two rather than to risk the debtor going into bankruptcy. Why? With bankruptcy, that creditor may not get paid back. On the other hand, if they allow the individual more time to pay, they might get a client who gets back to making regularly scheduled payments on time.
Consolidation loans might help, too, if you can get one with a low monthly payment as well as a low interest rate. You’ll want to look at several options while your credit score is still good. If it is already poor, then your credit may not be good enough to get the loan.
There are many options when you look into getting out of debt. Our website has more information on the options that may be open to you.