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Can you dream of getting out of debt but you are mired by complicated personal credit card debt? Does one mail a huge part of one’s income just about every pay day advance to numerous creditors, and ought to then maintain asking for more on your credit cards because you are tight on cash? Are you finding that your unsecured debt just seems to improve it doesn’t matter how hard you spend your lowest payment amount?

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60 Comments

  • Dana says:

    I have racked up about $10,000 in credit card debt stemming from college and medical expenses. What is my best option as I am still a student and working with a very limited budget? Are there hidden catches to debt consolidation companies; if so what?
    What is the best way to negotiate with creditors to lower the debt?

  • Cyril says:

    I will be going to court in a couple of days for a 5,000 credit card debt. I wanted to know what the best thing for me to do is. I want this to go away and want to settle for 2-3k at the most. What are things I should request if I want to settle? And what are things I should not agree to under any circumstances? I want to go to court prepared and not confused as to what I should be doing. Thanks for any help on the matter.

  • Ruthe says:

    I have about $50000 in credit card debt and as of now have a excellent credit history. I just got laid off and there is no way i can pay my minimum payments. I know filing for bankruptcy is one option but is there other options. Paying is not an option.

  • Melony says:

    I’m 26 years old, I make about 50k a year and I want to start thinking about buying a house. What should I do with this nagging credit card debt? Aside from car payments, the only other debt I have is $5,000 on one of my credit cards. Can I think about saving for a house, or should I pay it off before I even consider it? Thanks.

  • Teena says:

    I have about 25K in credit card debt. I am planning to buy a 540K house. Currently I have great credit, is it possible to add my credit card debt into the home loan in order to make it a single monthly payment. What is the loan program called? I am shooting for 5 yr. ARM. Me and my wife plan to live there for about 3-4 yrs.

  • Phil says:

    I live in the State of Georgia and am being sued over an old credit card that I defaulted on. It has been more than 4 years but less than 6 years since the date of default, so depending on whether credit card debt is considered an open account or a written contract in the State of Georgia, the Statute of Limitations may or may not apply. The Staute of Limitations is 4 years for open accounts and 6 years for written contracts. Does anyone know for certain which type applies for credit card debt in Georgia? The account is with Citibank MasterCard and was opened in the late 80’s or early 90’s. Thanks.

  • Bert says:

    Im doing a report on Credit Card Debt and there isnt much about the direct effects of being in credit card debt.

    I know bankruptcy is an effect but what else can happen?

  • Cliff says:

    What happens to credit card debt when one’s parents pass away in the event that they do not have an estate, BUT the children do have an estate (real estate, etc)?

    Morbid, but just wondering.

  • Cole says:

    Assume $8,000 credit card debt. Should I pay off cards first? I have a very high credit score due to paying off two new cars (long story).
    I’m currently paying them down. Just didn’t know whether I should even try to save for the down payment or put 100% into paying them down. I have about 1200 a month extra to “play” with. I want to fix all this college-time debt in case our economy heads into a recession.

  • Cathleen says:

    Just had a major surgery and racked up some major credit card debt while being out of work. Just looking to see where I could start now that I am going back to work.

  • Suzanne says:

    I read an article that the average person carries more than $5K in credit card debt… do you think this is financially healthy? Do you carry debt? More than $5K?
    I am glad to see I am not the only one that uses a card then pay it off each month.
    The only reason I use a card is to get airline miles
    Also, I carry no credit card debt but most of the people I know carry more than $5,000 in debt on their credit cards and only pay the min balance

  • Faustina says:

    It seems that most people have some amount of credit card debt these days and I was just wondering if more people acquire it trying to buy something necessary (i.e. education, car, house) or something unneccessary (i.e. alcohol, clothing, etc.).

    Another words can credit cards actually be beneficial in the long run even though they cause you to rack up a crazy amount of debt?

  • Joe says:

    I’m 21 and have made some studip choices on getting credit cards and charging them up. I have $8000 in debt and am still in school. Is there any way to get this reduced or set up as one payment. I can’t continue to keep making the payments due to living expenses. Thanks.

  • Azalee says:

    I have about 7 grand in credit card debt :( What are the best steps to take to get out of it? Are there reputable non profit companies that can help me? Serious answers only please.

  • Adalberto says:

    hi im 28 and have $25000 credit card debt.
    i do make $4000 net income and paying $1200 rent ,$570 car, insurance 100,util 150 , gas 400,food 400, minimum card debt 600.
    now i’m married and have plan for baby. but can’t save no money at all . because of debt.
    is calling bankruptcy can help? or is there any better way can reduce or avoid my credit card debt? i do make payment on time but minimum payment doesn’t helps at all. can’t pay more. please help. thank you.

  • Tammy says:

    I currently have 1 credit card that my minimum payment of $170 and $100 of it is finance charges. How much do I need to pay so I can finally start seeing the difference. I would like for the finance charges to be siginficantly less so when I do make a big payment my balance actually lowers. Any advise?

  • Arnold says:

    I am on a budget, successfully last two years. Before then, we racked up nearly $9000 total in credit card debt on five cards. (home repairs, stuff). We have paid our credit cards on time, and have NO credit cards now. My problem, I am aggravated. Before my budget, I was late paying on two cards , and all cards jacked my rates to nearly 30%. So, even paying on time the last two years, the companies still deem me ‘risky’ since I only pay minumum. I still owe $9000!! I asked for a payoff amount, since half of what is owed is interest and penelties. They all say no, nor will they reduce the interest rate. (heck, they have a gold mine with me!) Anyone have luck with a letter asking creditors to take a lower payoff amount ?? I am caring for an ill son so i can’t work, and my husband’s job cut back so we are getting half of what we were earning. I don’t want to do debt consolidation, since they tend to be a scam. If I can’t negotiate a lower payoff amount, how can they?

  • Cortez says:

    I have some credit card debt, it’s not to much compared to other people. Like, i would say, a couple thousand. I wanted to know if there were organizations out there that would help me negotiate with collections to lower my debt. That way i could just pay it off in full.

  • Carmine says:

    I got 2 credit cards and owe about $7,000 for both of them. It doesn’t seem like much but I was young and stupid when I signed up for these cards and the interest rates for them are super high! I’m paying l;ike close to $100 in interest monthly for both of them. Even if I pay the monthly payments the balance still wont go down! I want to get a loan to pay off my credit card debt. In the long run, I’ll save money, any ideas where I get get such a loan?

  • Louis says:

    if a person loses a job, gets laid off, then paying for food, rent, etc becomes priority, and a credit card debt goes to the bottom of the list, my question: can a person go to court and try to cancel the debt through a court order? given the circunstance of being out of work?
    thanks,

  • Jacquline says:

    I recently received a letter from the court requesting that I pay my outstanding credit card debt from a few years ago. A couple of days later, I received a call from a Lawyer demanding that I pay the debt immediatly. I currently don’t have the funds to pay the debt in full and have been informed that they will be charging me 9% interest each day on the full balance. Does anybody know what my options are?

    Thanks!

  • Isreal says:

    I have some old credit card debt from my college days (probably going back 4 years) that I have started to receive collection notices for. I’m in a better financial situation now, by no means rich, but I would like to clear my name and not be handcuffed by my prior situation.

    What’s the best way for me to handle this? I got a letter offering a “one-time only” payment to a collection agency at about half off, which is very attractive, but I want to make sure that I’m both clearing my conscience and boosting my credit rating. If I can do that and pay less than I theoretically owe (considering most of it is probably finance charges), all the better.

    For the record, I have a couple of open accounts that are perfectly clear. I’ve looked into it a little and the state I lived in when I opened the account has a six year statute of limitations.

    Looking for solid advice as I’d like to buy a house in the next couple of years.

  • Rocio says:

    If you have credit cards debt in the USA of about $20,000 and you are NOT a USA citizen and you move back to your country (England). What can happen in your opinion, I know the credit cards are unsecured debt. Can they chase you to another country (interpol) or is it just a bad debt? Do you think this will make a problem if I want to come back into the USA as a tourist in the future?

  • Joette says:

    Here’s my situation: I have 3 maxed out credit cards totaling 35K (all debt to help a friend in need) and 60K of currently deferred grad school payments. I still have good/decent credit because my wonderful parents put me as an authorized user for all their cards since I was 10. I can’t thank them enough. Also, never had one delinquent, etc. The 0% on the cards have now expired and in pretty high rates.

    I’m a full-time student and work full-time, but can’t show income because only been working two months and it’s a commission-based job. On track right now to make over 120K this year, but can’t work for the next month and need a credit line or free up one of the cards asap.

    Can I move all CC debt into one account? What’s the deal with debt consolidation-will it affect my credit score? needed? How about yet another credit card? Any other companies that will see the maxed-out high limit cards and not freak? Any options being a student?
    Creativity welcome :-)
    Thanks in advance, Sam

  • Lewis says:

    Or maybe a combination of both? I have approximately $3500 in credit card debt and am making double minimum payments on that debt. My question is should I make minimum payments and put the rest into investments or keep doing what i am doing.

  • Sunday says:

    I live paycheck to paycheck, if i could knock out some credit card debt I would have more money to do the things I want. What is that fastest way to knock some of my debt down, so that I can actually save some money and enjoy life a little more?

  • Columbus says:

    I’m 24 and desperatley need to start paying of my credit card debt. I have tried to consolidate my cards though had no luck as my debt is to big on each card for me to merge them together.

    Basically my debt is as follows:

    St George Mastercard – Owe $5,600
    Bank West Mastercard – Owe $5,800
    Citibank Visa Card – Owe $9,230
    NAB Visa Card – Owe $8,960
    Myer Store Card – Owe $1,300

    There all 95%-98%maxed out.

    Although i also pay $2200 a month in rent, (and my income per month is only $2600). I have a total of another $600 that is charged on my cards every month for contracts that i cant get out of (such as furniture rentals etc).

    The interest + insurance on each card is around $130-$180 per month per card so again its around another $450 per month just to meet the insurance and debt.

    I paid almost $2000 as a whole to my cards last month, and its already gone right back down again, so i’m currently thinking either declaring bankruptcy or just letting my cards run down to $0 to force the banks to stop charging interest.

    Is there any company who can buy your debt of you? as i dont want to pay the banks back, they have already charge me enough in usless insurance, late payment fees and interest to get any favours from me.

  • Minnie says:

    I know that there are people who consolidate their credit card debts? Would you recommend that?

  • Dana says:

    My husband and I are currently trying to get out of debt, and in doing so I have found a credit card balance transfer rate that is at 0% instead of the 29.99% we are being charged currently. This is our only credit card but we currently do not have the greatest credit but are on track to resolve our debt issue. My question is this. I called our current credit card company and told them that I will switch out the card to another company because they offer a much lower apr as to better assist us to get out of debt. She said that they do not allow that and also will not give us a lowe rate. How is this possible? I understand that they are not in the business to get you out of debt but to only keep you paying them the most amount of money possible but can they acutally allow you to not transfer the balance? Thank you in advance and only serious answers please.
    Thanks so much, Catdad, Great advice.
    I am not blaming the credit card company for my debt. I am simply stating that I am trying to get out of debt, so chill out. We don’t even have that much debt as it is less than 2000 so chill out.
    Another thing, Rebecca, people neogotiate salary all of the time. IN FACT, I did just that over a year ago. I went in and told them to give me more money or I was leaving. You can do the same with credit card companies you just have to know which buttons to push.

  • Terry says:

    I have $30,000 in credit card debt and can’t afford to pay my minimum payments anymore? I do not own a home. I am basically broke. what are my options? what will the credit card companies do if i stop paying on them? Should i file for bancruptcy? Advise would help. Thanks

  • Jalisa says:

    Isn’t there a legal way you can get out of paying your credit card debt (outside of the obvious, paying them off). I could have sworn I heard of something that allowed you to do this, but of course not well known….

  • Dusty says:

    Is it possible to get 0% APR from the credit card company forever and ask them for a fixed and low monthly payments?

  • Edmundo says:

    Just got a huge tax refund and I need some advice. Should I go ahead and take this money and pay off some of our credit card debts or should I open an ROTH IRA to invest the extra money?

  • Raymond says:

    Some one Please help! I have so much debt. I have about 12 credit cards (nuts i know). Lately i have been able to only pay min payments and I feel like my debt is NOT GOING DOWN. Im still paying off my wedding and honeymoon with my husband, and furniture and other bills. Anyone know the best way to get out of this debt!? I have even thought of taking out a loan, but im scared to do that. Im living from check to check and its so frustrating at times. Im not able to save money and i have all these bills. Anyone have any suggestions? Thank you.
    For those wondering, I do not own a home. I rent. And havent stopped paying my bills. Im just late SOMETIMES with some of them.

  • Jeremiah says:

    I have 10 credit card and maybe about 3.6K in debt and I have HIGH APR’s on almost all of them and a annual fee on one. My FICO is 657 and I’m wondering if I can open a Citibank credit card with 0%APR for 18months and transfer all that debt on there? I have no idea how to do that or if that’s even possible… I literally am very ignorant and lost and would appreciate all the help I can get.
    I’m sorry I didn’t ask that question properly… am I able to actually transfer all that debt to that one credit card… like if I’m approved, of course lol, can I transfer all that debt?

  • Val says:

    I used my mother’s credit card, and got behind on the payments. Is there any way to make the debt just mine, and not ruin her credit?

  • Issac says:

    I have $15,000 on my credit card debt, and would like to know if I pay $1000 a month, how long would it take to pay off, or i will never get out of it?
    the interest rate is about 20%
    also, if they don’t agree to settle, and I choose not to pay at all, what might happen, would I be put in jail?

  • Edmund says:

    Does it hurt your credit score if you have credit cards with no balance on them?
    I have 1 credit card from 2005 and 1 from 2006 which have never been used, and I just must have forgotten about them, so the accounts are still open. Does that help or hurt me?

    Also, I got my free credit report from Equifax, but they want me to pay $7 just to view my credit score. Is there anyway I can view my credit score for free?

    I heard that debt consolidation loans are better because they help your credit as you’re paying them off: is that true? and what legit company could I go to for that?

    (if you are able to, can you please provide legit sources of information, I prefer not having these serious questions answered by guesses or assumptions. I appreciate it.)
    I’d like to emphasize a part of a question… a couple answers said that those credit cards that have never been used are not helping my credit… Well, are they hurting it? Or are they just doing nothing.

    And to be honest, I couldn’t use my credit cards if I wanted to now… They’re technically closed, however the companies haven’t released them to debt collectors. But every company is looking for me to pay either $80 per month or settle by paying a large amount but not the full amount. I have 5 cards totalling $5000 (could be worse… yay for being jobless for 5 months and denied unemployment!). I just don’t know what to do. I tried a consolidation agency but they wanted $130/month… If I couldn’t make my card payments, what makes these people think I can pay that each month. The only thing keeping my credit afloat is my car payment, because I need to car to get to work.

  • Mickey says:

    I always avoided credit card debt. I own a home and I like to save money. i’m 27 and single and all my girlfriends go nuts with credit cards. I fell into the trap a little bit and now I have $4,000 debt. Is this good for my credit or should i just do what I can to just pay it off right away?

  • Rodney says:

    I lost my job in construction about nine months ago. I have since decided to enroll in college and I am now a full time student taking 18 credit hrs per semester. I will be in college for next 3-4 years. My total credit card debt is around $27k, I am losing my house to foreclosure, and I still make my monthly payments on my truck. Oh I also have a Roth IRA but not a whole lot in it. I have been in default on my credit cards now since March of this year. If they decide to file a judgment against me, what if anything, could they lien it against? I live off of student loans, that’s my only income, and grant money. And this will be all I will be living off of until I graduate and get a new job in a new field. Can they really do anything? I would hate for them to take my truck but I still owe about $11k on it and its my only means of transportation right now. What could they do? I have heard they cant touch my retirement, is that true? Oh I live in Florida if that makes any difference.

  • Scottie says:

    I have two credit card that has a total of $19,000 debt with a crazy APR of 24%. I got an offer from another creadit card company that’s offering a personal loan up to 35K with an APR of %7.99. Should I go ahead and consolidate my two CC debt and get the low APR personal loan? Would getting another loan decrease my creditt score? Thanks.
    By the way, this is not an offer from a credit card consolidation co. It’s from Capital One offering a personal loan w 7.99APR for the life of the loan.

  • Fred says:

    If a person is in several thousand pounds worth of credit card debt but that person dies, what happens to the debt?

  • Donn says:

    I am a student looking to get out of credit card debt. Between two cards I owe about $15,000, basically from spending about 2 years w/ shaky employment and reckless youthful spending.

    Right now I am working steadily at a job I love, albeit low paying and not enough hours to make a good amount of money. I am in school getting a supplemental associates degree to the BA I already have, which will hopefully help me to get a stable professional job w/in a few years.

    I would just like to know what my best options are right now, as far as credit counseling, debt consolidation, etc. I really know very little about all of this and got in way over my head in a short period of time and want to work my way out.

    I’ve been making minimum payments on my two cards and watching them go up and up each month to the point where I am spending nearly half of each paycheck paying the cards.

    One is maxed out and the other is close, and I only use them for gas and sometimes groceries at this point.

    Please, I just need lower monthly payments to make life a little more bearable, and so I don’t fear the monthly increase. I want to pay this back and am willing to do the work, but right now they are just asking for more than I can handle! Any help, any ideas? Please I am desperate, afraid, and can’t sleep at night anymore. Please help!

  • Pura says:

    After taxes, im going to have 12k in credit card debt minus my college loan. Does anyone know of anyway to pay less interest on this amount? Or any advice at all?

  • Darius says:

    I have about $6,000 of debt from credit cards spread over about 5 different cards. I would like to have it ALL on one bill. Should I consolidate it? What do you think my best bet is? ( I always pay over the minimum amount due, by the way.)

  • Alisha says:

    Has any one ever used a consolidation company for credit card debt? Dose it hurt your credit? How does it work anyone know?

  • Kermit says:

    I have credit card debt in excess of $4000. Do the ads you see on TV for relieving one of credid card debt work? Or am I better suited to just pay it off?

  • Marcela says:

    I have a single credit card from Chase (visa). i am maxed out on it with a current debt of $1515. i am a graduate student and the research funds for my project ran out this jan (2009) and therefore no real income since then. at that time i had a debt of $700. emergency expenditures and a further limit increase to $1500 piled my debt. i have tried to pay it off periodically but now i have absolutely no cash influx. i ask my dad for my rent and general expenses. i didnt want to burden him with this and havent told him anything.so right now my balance/debt is constant at ~$1500. what do i do? any help?
    thanks for the answers. i know the obvious answer is to get a job.believe me,i have tried. but being an intl student doesnt open a lot of doors…i was also wondering how bad this big debt would be…as a few mentioned,it might not be a lot but its still quite a substantial amount…i wanted to know what is the impact of this,being unfamiliar with the credit score system.my accounts show $1515 outstanding balance. is this with or without interest charges?

  • Isaias says:

    I am on a budget, successfully last two years. Before then, we racked up nearly $9000 total in credit card debt on five cards. (home repairs, stuff). We have paid our credit cards on time, and have NO credit cards now. My problem, I am aggravated. Before my budget, I was late paying on two cards , and all cards jacked my rates to nearly 30%. So, even paying on time the last two years, the companies still deem me ‘risky’ since I only pay minumum. I still owe $9000!! I asked for a payoff amount, since half of what is owed is interest and penelties. They all say no, nor will they reduce the interest rate. (heck, they have a gold mine with me!) Anyone have luck with a letter asking creditors to take a lower payoff amount ?? I am caring for an ill son so i can’t work, and my husband’s job cut back so we are getting half of what we were earning. I don’t want to do debt consolidation, since they tend to be a scam. If I can’t negotiate a lower payoff amount, how can they?

  • Jefferson says:

    i have 40000 dollars in credit card debt and no job no income what do i do?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Denae says:

    I have recently paid off all my credit card debt and am going to close these accounts. My current score is in the low 700s. I still have my checking debt card which I can use as a visa. Will doing this affect my credit score?

  • Mohamed says:

    what are the laws on credit card debt if the card is in one spouse name only and that person dies is the other spouse liable for the bill?

  • Cheri says:

    Gambler caused 135k worth of credit card debt. Is in ga now and in therapy. I don’t want to get in deeper trying to fix this? what is the best direction to go from here.

  • Merrill says:

    Im 10,000 in debt should i consolidate? Will it give me bad credit???I always make payments on time so credit is okay but i stretch every penny

  • Arlena says:

    currently I have about Rs.35000 Credit Card Debt. My monthly salary is Rs.15000/- and monthly expenses around Rs.10000/-. I want to pay the credit card debt at the earliest. Any tips?

  • Janelle says:

    i just want to know the correct option of credit card releif

  • Nickolas says:

    If I stop paying on credit cards will they put a lein on my home? I can not afford the payments anymore and they are to high to consolidate?

  • Libbie says:

    So, I have about $3,500 in credit card debt. What’s the best way to pay it off?

    Does anyone have any experience with those debt consolidation services seen on TV?

  • Grisel says:

    My friend is $7,000 in credit card debt. the good thing is that she has the cash to pay it all off. She wants to pay off all the debt and CLOSE her 5 credit card accounts. Will this hurt her credit long term? Her score is 600 right now. She knows you should keep them open because it looks better but she doesnt want to. She thinks her credit will go down 3-5 points per closed account but how long before it springs back up?

  • Marcellus says:

    I have a credit card (my first and my last) and was gonna take a dip in the debt pool to see what all the fuss was about. A few months later, I was at the limit, and when I hit the limit the introductory 0% went away and they went to putting interest on it causing me to pay overage fees. Now I’m caught in their debt-loop here paying the minimum payment (which I know I should pay way more if I ever get it). What is the best way to get out of this credit card debt and get them out of my hair? Anyone with great experience on this or any experience at all is most welcome to answer. I want to weigh all possibilities for my life’s situations.

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