Friday, May 29, 2009

Budget Right: Getting Help with Debt

For those of you who read my last post on debt management here, I figured I should leave you with some places where you can get debt help if you really truly don't know where to start.

If you are struggling or unsure about your college loans (or if you just recently graduated, like me, and are dumbfounded at that huge financial commitment you made about four years ago when all you wanted to do was move into the dorms with your friends), check out this site, called You Can Deal With It. This is a great site full of resources to help your manage and get help in paying back your student loans. For example, you can learn about the different repayment options available for your loans and find out who to call if you are about to default. It also discusses loan consolidation, and gives you tips on how to practically manage your money.

If you need debt help with credit cards, this site also provides some valuable information on step by step actions you can take now to help eliminate it.

With the Obama Administration's new financial stimulus plan, there is real help for those of us (in the USA) who've found themselves unable to pay the mortgage. Click here to visit the government's website to determine if you are eligible for refinancing.

I hope this helped steer you in the right direction if you are having trouble getting debt help.

Click here to read my review of Dave Ramsey's bestselling book, Total Money Makeover. I really encourage anyone who's trying to get control of their finances to read his book. You can buy it here.

Stay tuned for more on budgeting right as well as more principles from Dave Ramsey!