Consolidating your payday loans
Here are the top things you need to know before you consolidate your debt: But here’s the deal: Debt consolidation promises one thing but delivers another.
That’s why dishonest companies that promote too-good-to-be-true debt-relief programs continue to rank as the top consumer complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission.
The solution requires you to roll up your sleeves, make a plan for your money, and take action!
I have some outstanding payday loans and have been doing some research on payday loan consolidation.
You consult a company that promises to lower your payment to 0 per month and your interest rate to 9% by negotiating with your creditors and rolling the two loans together into one. Who wouldn’t want to pay 0 less per month in payments?
But here’s the downside: It will now take you 58 months to pay off the loan.
You’re in deep with credit cards, student loan payments and car loans.
Minimum monthly payments aren’t doing the trick to help nix your debt, and you’re flippin’ scared.
You don’t need debt rearrangement—you need debt reformation.
Debt settlement is a scam, and any debt relief company that charges you before they actually settle or reduce your debt is in violation of the Federal Trade Commission. When you consolidate your debts or work with a debt settlement company, you’ll only treat the symptoms of your money problems and never get to the core of why you have issues in the first place.
You don’t need to consolidate your bills—you need to pay them off.
Here’s why you should skip debt consolidation and opt instead to follow a plan that helps you actually win with money: The debt consolidation loan interest rate is usually set at the discretion of the lender or creditor and depends on your past payment behavior and credit score.
Even if you qualify for a loan with low interest, there’s no guarantee the rate will stay low.
I'm not comfortable with the programs where you stop paying and close all of your accounts while you save up the money to negotiate with (that just seems shady).