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Some Dangers of Consolidation Debt Strategies
Michalis 'BIG Mike' Kotzakolios

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Although many people believe that paying off their debts by the use of a consolidation debt strategy is the best route to getting themselves out of a bad situation others feel that there are just as many dangers to that solution as there are benefits. Many people are trying to consolidate their debts because the interest rates are currently so low. They believe that by getting a loan to pay off past debts, which are likely at a higher interest rate, they will pay off the new loan while freeing themselves of previous debt. The problem is that even if your goal is to consolidate and pay off your debts you can get lost in your attempt to payout

One of the biggest dangers when trying to consolidate debt is using your home, and its value, as security against this new loan. If you get into trouble and find that you are having difficulty in making the new payments you could have your home taken by the bank. Some people are sold on this idea after being told that they can secure their loan with their home and get tax breaks at the same time. This is an appealing idea to many people who are looking for a way out from the weight of large debts and think this will be their answer. It is an answer, just not necessarily a good one.

Other options to consider when you owe money to several different sources and are trying to pay off these outstanding debts, at several different high interest rates, is a debt consolidation loan. It is so much more convenient to make one payment monthly instead of several spread throughout the month. The question is will you save money by using this consolidation debt strategy or are you just making it easier to remember to pay one place. If this is the choice you are going to make be sure to look around and get the best rates with the best terms. Check what you are paying out monthly and how much the interest is costing you. If there is no security, you have not used your home to secure the loan, and then the interest rate will be higher so research this option carefully before making your decision.

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