What to Do When Debt Collectors Keep Calling
25 Jan, 2017 / By Jennifer Hamilton
It can be a complete nightmare if the debt collector’s keep calling round to demand payments. You may find yourself dreading hearing a knock at the door and maybe going out to avoid it. Obviously if you have the money available to pay them, it is not so bad. Paying off the debts will also means that they will not have to call round anymore. However, this may seem impossible. There are many ways that you can get the money together to pay off the debt though.
It may be that you have tried everything that you think is possible. You may have tried to get a pay rise, work more hours, get a better paid job or get a second job. However, one thing that many people do not realize is that may be able to get an advance on their salary. It is not possible in all jobs, but it can be worth asking for it, if you find that you cannot make ends meet. It would only be a temporary solution, but may be enough to get you out of trouble and buy you enough time to organize your finances.
Organize Your Finances
It is so important to prioritize your spending. Sort out your finances so that all of your bills are paid straight after you get paid. Then you will be able to see how much money you have left for the rest of the month. Bear in mind that you will have to pay fuel, food and other expenses from that. It can be wise to wait and see if you have any money left over at the end of the month, before treating yourself to any luxury items. If possible use that money to pay extra from your debts or save it to use in case you are short another month. It can be difficult to do this. It does take motivation and self-discipline. Some people do not have a head for figures and others just think it is too boring.
Ask for Help
If you cannot sort out your finances yourself, then do not be afraid to ask for help with it. You may not want to ask friends or family as you may not want them to know that you are in trouble. However, there are organizations for people who are struggling money wise that can help. Many of these are free of charge. Go to one of these and they will be able to take a look at your finances and help you to find a solution to get you out of debt.
It is not easy to get out of debt, but it is not easy being in debt either. Use the debt collector calling as a motivation for getting out of debt. By realizing how bad things can be you will hopefully want to improve your situation. There are ways that you can get help and you should be able to get things sorted out. It will take time and self-discipline and it will not be easy, but it is possible to do.