Credit card debt has been an ongoing problem ever since the credit card was created in 1950. People were going into debt at an astounding rate. It wasn’t very long before the people were in so much debt that they couldn’t possibly pay it all back.
The federal government noticed that Americans were in over their heads. So they invented a plan and called it “Credit Counseling”. Credit counseling was created as a means for the average American to find out what steps he could take in order to relieve his debt. The credit counseling companies were supposed to set up a payback plan that would get the average American out of debt within 10-15 years. This plan failed miserably.
Nobody has ever gotten out of debt using a credit counseling plan. In fact, those that joined the plan found themselves in the same amount of debt 10 years later. Credit counseling had failed. So the federal government steps in again.
The federal government paved the way for debt consolidation companies to join the mix. Debt consolidation allows you to take out a loan, using your equity, to join all of your debt into one lump-sum loan with one payment. Sounds great right? WRONG!
Debt consolidation allows you to take out a loan against your equity to pay for a non-equity debt. Sounds great at first, until you miss a payment. Now you’ve lost your house. You used your credit cards to buy non-equity items, and now you’ve lost your equity to pay these things off. You’ve given everything you had to become debt-free, and now you have nothing, but your debt still exists.
The debt problem in America is ongoing to this day, and has gradually gotten worse. It seems that nobody has a way to help. It seems that nobody is able to clear your debt. And now, with the new bankruptcy laws in place, you are in even more trouble trying to become debt-free. So what is the answer?
DEBT SETTLEMENT! You have the option of choosing a debt settlement company to settle your debts for you. This option provides debt relief like no other program can. Instead of paying 100% of your debt total and running the risk of losing your equity, you can now pay about half that amount and not have to worry about the difference.
Credit card companies are very aware of the debt problem in America. They know that nobody is able to pay back these debt accounts. They also realize that if they don’t collect any money, then they will go broke. They need to be able to collect payments to stay in business. With the debt problem being so big, they have to take a few cuts in order to help resolve the problem.
Debt settlement companies settle your unsecured debt (credit card debt) for a fraction of the total debt amount. For example, if you owe $20,000 to a creditor, then a debt settlement company will offer $10,000 to pay that debt off without owing the other $10,000.
Credit card companies are reluctant to take this type of offer if they think that they can collect the whole amount. They use “scare tactics” to try to get consumers to pay in full. They will threaten to take your house, your car, your kids, and garnish your wages. These are all smoke and mirror threats, but they don’t want you to know that.
A debt settlement company intervenes and works directly with the creditors, taking the calls for you. They are not scared by these tactics, and they know how to respond to them. That is how they are able to settle your debt for a fraction of the debt amount.