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Cut down debt with these post-holiday ideas

If there is anything that people will be looking into following the holiday season, it's ways to pay back credit card debts racked up while buying gifts. While it's not advisable to put gifts on credit, lots of people do so to build up their credit and to earn points through card programs.

Use the snowball method to roll yourself out of debt

One thing that everyone likes to think about is how to get out of debt without having to struggle or go through a bankruptcy. While bankruptcy is a good way to get out of debt in some cases, it's true that it won't work for everyone. Instead, you may want to look into some other debt-relief methods.

How should you tackle debt?

When you're struggling with debt, nothing is more frustrating than not seeing your balances decrease. If you feel like you're treading water, the problem may be that your interest rates and minimum payments are simply too high to make a dent in it.

What not to give a debt collector over the phone

Chances are, getting harassed by a Florida debt collector is not your idea of a good time, but if this has become your new reality, it may serve you well to learn how to best communicate with them. At Kingcade Garcia McMaken, we recognize that some debt collectors rely on unethical tactics in their efforts to get you to pay up, and we have helped many clients facing increasingly overwhelming debt work to find solutions that fit their needs.

Navigate student loans after college

When Florida residents finish their college degrees, they may not realize how many loans they took out until they have to repay that money. Many students may feel overwhelmed when they think about making these payments. However, people may have more options than they realize.

What is credit counseling?

If you struggle to pay your bills in Florida due to large amounts of debt and would prefer to avoid bankruptcy, you may have received recommendations to seek help in the form of credit counseling. Credit counseling may help, but only to a certain point. 

How to choose a credit counselor

If you are in debt in Florida, and you are unable to see a way out, speaking with a credit counselor is a good idea. Counseling can help you in a number of ways, including setting up a budget to get you out of debt. However, choose a credit counselor wisely, as some can add even more debt to your bottom line.

What can bankruptcy�s �automatic stay� protect you against?

As a Florida resident facing mounting debt, you may feel as if you spend the majority of your day dodging creditors and fielding threats. You may, too, be considering filing for bankruptcy in an attempt to get your financial affairs back in order. Should you decide to move forward with the process, you may be able to obtain temporary protection from creditor harassment through something known as "automatic stay."

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