Guest post: 3 ways to free yourself from debt for good

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For many people, getting into debt is a necessary evil. With the cost of living constantly on the rise, the majority of people these days are finding it impossible to buy things such as houses, cars, and more necessities without first borrowing money. Although the ability to borrow money when needed can be extremely helpful, having a lot of debt can often cause more problems than it is worth. Once you are in debt, it can be very difficult to get out of it, especially if you are paying interest and other fees each month along with your repayment. If you’re looking to free yourself from debt for good, here are some of the best methods of doing so.gold glitter piggy bank savings

DIY this piggy bank with instructions from Dwellings by Devore

 1. Pay off More
If you’re in debt and not particularly struggling with it, paying off more than the minimum payment can help you to clear your debts for good as quickly as possible. Rather than putting spare money towards savings, it actually makes more sense to make payments towards clearing your debt. The more that you pay towards them, the less that you will have to pay in interest. Even if you can only afford to pay just a few pounds over the minimum payment each month, doing so can certainly pay off in the future and enable you to clear yourself of debt as soon as possible.gold glitter piggy bank savings money

2.Government Help
If you are a UK citizen and have over a certain amount of debt, you may be able to claim debt relief to help you clear all or some of your debts for good. This is especially useful if you are seriously struggling with your debts and are paying out more in repayments each month than you are making. If you are having to borrow money every month to pay off the money that you owe, it’s definitely worth finding out which help you are eligible for and whether or not you will be able to have some or all of your debts written off. If you’re finding it difficult to stay afloat with your debts, it’s important to remember that help is out there so check out the National Debtline for more free and impartial advice.

Get started with a printable budget binder from Thrifty Handemade Days blog.

3.Debt Consolidation
If you’re paying off a lot of different lines of credit each month and are struggling to keep on top of your different repayments, you may find that consolidating your debt into one single payment makes it much easier for you to free yourself from debt completely and in a shorter amount of time. Taking out a debt consolidation loan from www.ukhomeandpersonalloans.co.uk/can be a great strategy for ridding yourself of debt, as you will have less interest to pay and only one creditor and repayment to worry about once you have used the loan to pay off your existing debts

Being in debt is often inevitable, with many expenses being simply too much to pay for with your salary or savings. However, once you’re in debt, you can end up paying more than necessary with interest and charges. These methods of clearing your debt can help you to pay off what you owe as quickly as possible.

Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle
promotion studies. She loves to ‘get the look for less’ so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

2 Comments

  1. Looking great on the printable budget planner! I thinks it’s especially important to keep one and develop the habit of budgeting your money to pay off debt. Thanks for the great advice!

    • Thanks Don, I found that sticking using a budget planner has been one of the best tools for me to grow my savings too 🙂

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