Friday, February 27, 2009

Want to know how to get out of debt? Stop debting!

After reading Jerrold Mundis book I was enlightened when he brought out this point "The way to get out of debt is to stay out of debt." Pretty obvious right? But how come it's so hard to do? How do you do this? Well you have to tell yourself that you will not create anymore debt;meaning you will not borrow any more money. Are you one of the constant borrowers? Do you have someone that enables you which pretty much means they come to your rescue and loan you money? If so, you are debting. Debt is a habit and habits can be broken. You just have to learn self control. Try to eliminate the things which might cause you to get into more debt. Think about how you got yourself into debt the first place and than try to avoid it. If you carry your credit card with you learn self control or don't carry it with you. If you are afraid to carry cash load your money onto a prepaid credit card or a secured card. You cannot get into debt because you can only spend the amount that you have on there and it works like a debit card. Try to not get into debt for today and the next days. Jerrold Mundis says to do this just tell yourself everyday you will not incur any debt for today and only today and that you are okay, still breathing still living life. You owe creditors money not your life and they cannot harm you physically. He also says never to file for bankruptcy because you will still be miserable. You will still feel ashamed and depressed. The reason for this is because everyone knows what Bankruptcy means. Being in debt doesn't mean it's the end of your future. It's the habit of debting that needs to be broken.

Tips to avoid debting

Don't borrow money
Don't buy what you can't afford
Spend only what you have

Example could be signing up for service (cable or cellphone) and having it billed when you know you can't afford it.
Financing a car when your income doesn't cover it
Signing up for an offer when you won't be able to afford it monthly

As you can see you can get into debt many ways. If you really want to stop debting start using cash and spending only what you have.

Good luck!
After reading Jerrold Mundis book I was enlightened when he brought out this point "The way to get out of debt is to stay out of debt." Pretty obvious right? But how come it's so hard to do? How do you do this? Well you have to tell yourself that you will not create anymore debt;meaning you will not borrow any more money. Are you one of the constant borrowers? Do you have someone that enables you which pretty much means they come to your rescue and loan you money? If so, you are debting. Debt is a habit and habits can be broken. You just have to learn self control. Try to eliminate the things which might cause you to get into more debt. Think about how you got yourself into debt the first place and than try to avoid it. If you carry your credit card with you learn self control or don't carry it with you. If you are afraid to carry cash load your money onto a prepaid credit card or a secured card. You cannot get into debt because you can only spend the amount that you have on there and it works like a debit card. Try to not get into debt for today and the next days. Jerrold Mundis says to do this just tell yourself everyday you will not incur any debt for today and only today and that you are okay, still breathing still living life. You owe creditors money not your life and they cannot harm you physically. He also says never to file for bankruptcy because you will still be miserable. You will still feel ashamed and depressed. The reason for this is because everyone knows what Bankruptcy means. Being in debt doesn't mean it's the end of your future. It's the habit of debting that needs to be broken.

Tips to avoid debting

Don't borrow money
Don't buy what you can't afford
Spend only what you have

Example could be signing up for service (cable or cellphone) and having it billed when you know you can't afford it.
Financing a car when your income doesn't cover it
Signing up for an offer when you won't be able to afford it monthly

As you can see you can get into debt many ways. If you really want to stop debting start using cash and spending only what you have.

Good luck!

5 comments:

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