It sometimes amazes me just how important a clean financial history is for a person these days. Whether I want to apply for a credit card or purchase a home, car or get a personal loan, I need to prove that my financial slate is clean. Even insurance companies only provide services once they are sure that a person can pay the installments on time. So if I have anything close to a speck on my financial statement I can’t insure my house, health or even my life!
The past one year has been hard on most people when it comes to money. People lost jobs and family incomes were drastically reduced. Even after taking several precautionary measures such as curbing expenses, I know so many people who struggled to make their payments on time. Not to mention that most financial institutions that provide loans have become all the more cautious when accepting applications, scrutinizing financial statements to bits before giving a loan. I know of people who have had their loan applications rejected because they had missed paying their credit card bill by a few days!
I know just how stressful it is to be in this kind of a financial crunch. When you are under the strain of huge debts, I think it is a good idea to go for a debt consolidation service that helps you to manage your funds, negotiates with your creditors and helps you with timely repayments to get the burden of debts off your shoulders. Also, even if you have been controlling your spending for a while, do it a little while longer! It’s human tendency to start easing off on the cost cuts once repayments start working out. You wouldn’t want to spend your way into a financial mess, so I think patience is also a huge factor in maintaining a clean financial track record.