Are Your Financial Goals Out of Reach?
Do you have financial goals? Do you want to own a car? Own a house? Be able to save for retirement? If you owe a substantial amount of debt – these goals can be out of reach. No one plans on becoming inundated with debt – but sometimes life happens and you simply get in over your head.
Not being prepared for the UNEXPECTED can cause debt to snowball and savings to dwindle. Sometimes it’s bad luck, sometimes its job loss, currently it’s a pandemic causing havoc on everyone’s wallets. So what do you do if you owe money and have financial goals?
Financial planners may say to cut out the unnecessary expenses and live within a budget. That’s great advice – living within a budget AFTER you get out of debt can help you stay on financial track to meet your goals.
Cutting expenses may not help if you are ALREADY overburdened with debt. If you have $20,000 balance with 18% interest – paying the minimum balance will take over SIXTEEN years to pay off the balance. Think about the past 16 years – were your finances stable? Did you work the same job with the same expenses with no unexpected expenses? Probably not.
Debt consolidation or debt settlement is a common choice for people with debt. Companies advertise cutting minimum payments and interest rates with the promise of LOWERING the monthly bill.
The reality is debt consolidation or settlement does NOT work for people with a large amount of debt and low amount of savings. You could pay the consolidator thousands for the “service” and be in debt even longer. Your credit score is STILL negatively affected. There’s NO protection for you if the bill collector rejects the proposal and decides to sue any way.
With bankruptcy you are using FEDERAL LAW to get control of your finances. Chapter 7 bankruptcy eliminates your unsecured debt and a Chapter 13 is a court supervised repayment (or consolidation) of your debt. You are using federal laws put in place to help YOU.
Think about your financial goals. After filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you have a fresh start. If you create a budget and stick to it, you could have a savings account. So when the unexpected happens, you do not have to rely on credit to make it. If bad luck happens – you do not need to use the credit card to buy groceries. SAVING money is a very powerful thing.
Chapter 13 is ONE monthly payment to cover your bills. Unlike consolidation – a Chapter 13 is structured into a 3-5 year repayment plan. It will NOT go longer than that. If the unexpected happens during your Chapter 13 – that’s why you have Geraci Law on your side. We’re a phone call away to adjust your plan if necessary.
If you want to talk about your financial goals and your debt – Geraci Law is here. We offer free consultations with our experienced attorneys to give you options for your debt.
Dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation, or make an appointment online 24/7 at www.infotapes.com. Bankruptcy laws are in place to help you. Who knows bankruptcy like Geraci Law? Geraci Law has 25,000 5-star reviews since November 2016!
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