When considering the best debt relief I can get, a frequent question asked is how much I will save?
I found most debt relief companies simply can’t a question like this as they may have insufficient long term experience, or their record of success is not consistent enough.
When searching for the best debt relief company in the USA, Puerto Rico or Canada do ask your choice this question how much could I expect to save as the reply you get will be a good indication of their experience and success in negotiating debt relief for their clients.
To get a reasonably accurate indication of what you may save you will need to give the company some information, like what the total amount of your unsecured debts are, your income and other details the Counselor may need.
You should now get an estimate of much you could expect save, and compare this to how much you would be paying if you just keep paying the minimum monthly amount and do nothing about arranging to have your debts negotiated and settled in a timely fashion.
In addition to this you should expect the counselor to discuss with you the different debt settlement plans they have, and be given advice on which would be best for you.
In my previous articles I frequently stress the fact to get the best debt relief possible it is important the company you choose is able to give you an unbiased evaluation like this, and only companies who are well experienced and very successful in negotiating debt with creditors are equipped to get the best results so you get out of debt quickly as possible.
It is also essential their fees are commission based because this way you pay on results, rather than costs, and this really is the fairest way for both parties.
I say this as when investigating debt relief companies looking for the best I found companies who had let many of their clients down, some very badly to the stage of forcing them into bankruptcy.
When searching for debt relief company do consider the following:
A company with an excellent track record will have gained the trust and respect of creditors they frequently deal with and this is a vital factor in getting the best debt relief they can for their clients.
Generally the company will require your unsecured debts to total $10,000 or more, so exclude mortgages and car loans as these will be secured loans.
Unsecured loans are mostly credit card debt, and other types of unsecured debt.
The company should be a member in good standing with the BBB, and be a member of other recognised debt relief organisations.
They should also be able to give you reference to a considerable number of independently verified testimonials from clients.
A guarantee of satisfaction really needs to be part of the agreement and my advice is have this in writing.
Choose the company to act for you very wisely as you are in fact trusting them to get you the best debt relief deal, and the result could have a major positive or negative influence on your future financial status.
Having done this your next step is to:
- Make a list of your unsecured creditors, and the amounts owing.
- The total needs to be $10,000 or more.
- Make a list of questions you would like answers to.
- Visit their website and arrange to speak with a Counselor. You should be able to do this either by online chat or free phone number, or make a website inquiry for an appointment.
Another Question which for many is really scary is ‘can creditors garnish my wages?’
The short answer here is if you don’t do anything about your debts then the creditors may well be able to garnish your wages.
The associated problem is your employer will know you have financial difficulties and depending on your job or position this could be very embarrassing, or even detrimental to your position.
Many people ask this question as pushy creditors and debt collectors are well known to use this threat to scare people into paying them, and will think nothing of consistently phoning you all hours of the day and night.
A solution here is again to search the web for the best debt relief company and arrange to speak with a Counselor. Their website should have a free phone number or online chat, or allow you to make a website inquiry to arrange an appointment.
You can expect these calls to be totally confidential, and if a wage garnish order is a concern tell the counselor who should then look at ways of legally protecting you from a garnish order, and put a stop the creditor harassment you have been getting by instructing the creditor or creditors that all matters concerning your debt must come to the debt relief company, not to you.
This by itself is a huge relief to most people.
These are two more reasons on how a well experienced and professional debt relief company can help you with financial protection, peace of mind and get for you the best debt relief possible. Their aim will be to arrange a plan to get you debt free quickly as possible within your budget.
Bruce has a wealth of experience in successful business management, development and marketing, including credit and debt administration and control. He has been self employed for around 40 years and has always made his own way in the world.
In 2009 I investigated 17 debt relief companies searching for the best one in USA and Canada, and rated them on a list of essential criteria a debt relief company should have.