So basically, your debt would go from ,000 to ,000–60,000.
Most of the time, after someone consolidates their debt, the debt grows back. They don’t have a game plan to pay cash and spend less.
In other words, they haven’t established good money habits for staying out of debt and building wealth.
Their behavior hasn’t changed, so it’s extremely likely they will go right back into debt.
Let’s say you have $30,000 in unsecured debt—think credit cards, car loans and medical bills.
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.
And now the total loan amount would jump to ,103.
So, that means you shelled out ,282 , although often the terms are used interchangeably.
Something has to change, and you’re considering debt consolidation because of the allure of one easy payment and the promise of lower interest rates. But the truth is debt consolidation loans and debt settlement companies suck even more. In fact, you end up paying more and staying in debt longer because of so-called consolidation.
Get the facts before you consolidate your debt or work with a settlement company.
In almost every case, you’ll have lower payments because the term of your loan is prolonged. You are only restructuring your debt, not eliminating it.