When you’re in a difficult spot, sometimes the best thing to do is get help from an expert. If debt relief is what’s been bothering you, an expert can help you find a way forward. Luckily, you can use debt counseling services in different situations. Today we will look at a few different cases.
Debt Counseling In Different Situations
Debt counseling is a viable solution for consumers in a number of different scenarios. No matter your particular situation, the key is that you get your advice from a reputable organization such as ACCC.
Budgeting & Debt Consolidation
If you’re struggling with settling credit card debt, ACCC can provide you with a free credit counseling session. Your counselor will offer debt advice based on your income, assets and expenses. Your counseling session will include financial education and assistance in creating a realistic budget.
Additionally, if appropriate for your particular situation, you can move on to personal debt consolidation. ACCC works out an arrangement with your creditors to make just one payment each month to ACCC who then makes payments to creditors on your behalf. Your counselor will also work with creditors to reduce interest rates and minimize other penalties.
Do you want to file for bankruptcy? ACCC can help you with this type of counseling as well. ACCC is one of the debt management agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide pre & post-bankruptcy counseling. This counseling is mandated by the current Bankruptcy Code for consumer seeking bankruptcy. Here is a breakdown of pre & post-bankruptcy counseling:
- Pre-bankruptcy counseling is a 60 to 90-minute session where your counselor will help you assess your current financial situation and provide information about alternatives to bankruptcy.
- You need to complete a post-bankruptcy counseling session before the final discharge of your debts. This session focuses on budget development, money management, and wise use of credit.
If you’re struggling to pay off debt, ACCC can help. Schedule a free credit counseling session with us today.