A Few Thoughts On Securing A Bad Credit Mortgage Loan
Q: Over spending, the endless nights of partying, eating out and more or less buying everything on a whim, has most likely put a dent in your financial situation and will affect how you live your life for years to come. Clearly, the best option is to dampen your lavish lifestyle sooner than later. Alleviating yourself from huge credit card, as well as other head-spinning debts by assessing your options now, before all those debs start blowing up in your face is one way to right your financial ship. One plausible option is a bad credit mortgage loan, and it's a good first step towards a more financially disciplined lifestyle. In other words, a financial second chance. Unfortunately, many people have a hard time facing the reality of their current financial situation and they foolishly think they can go it alone. Fortunately, today's credit markets have geared many of their programs for people just like you and they are more than happy to assist you with your financial woes by doing anything and everything possible to assist you in securing that much needed mortgage refinance to get you back to financial solvency. First, be honest, how bad is your current financial condition. And remember, you need to face the facts honestly and stop playing games and don't let the possible embarrassment of having other's poking through your financial records deter you. You current financial situation if water over the dam, there's nothing you can do about the past so put it behind you and start making the right decisions from this point forward. For the rest of the article, please go to the site to read it in it all: http://www.feeree.com/pages/credit/a-few-thoughts-on-securing-a-bad-c... Also, if you are interested in more articles on this topic go to : http://www.feeree.com/pages/credit
A: >Alleviating yourself from huge credit card, as well as other >head-spinning debts by assessing your options now, before all those >debs start blowing up in your face is one way to right your financial >ship. One plausible option is a bad credit mortgage loan, and it's a >good first step towards a more financially disciplined lifestyle. No, as a "first step" it's about the worst thing you can do. If you don't have a "financially disciplined lifestyle", the *last* thing you want to do is take out yet another loan, that now puts your *house* at risk for the debts you can't control, and that requires a lot more in interest than you should have to pay for a home loan ("bad credit" = "higher charges" in this case). Plus, the moment you take it out, you're quite likely to have increased your debt by thousands of dollars for applications and closing costs, not to mention extra "cash out" that you're often invited to borrow that you really shouldn't. The full article continues its slimy pitch: "Rest-assured the individuals you will be working with are professionals who want nothing more but help you because it's in their financial interest as well " It's a lie to say their financial interest is to "help you". Their financial interest is to get money out of you. And there are lots of ways to get money out of you that appear to help you, but actually dig you deeper into trouble. Hiding the true costs of a loan, for instance, with tricks like a low "teaser rate" that goes up almost immediately, or a "low payment plan" that actually adds on to your total debt due to negative amortization, or loan charges that you don't notice because they're quietly rolled into the principal, or penalties or back-end charges for pre-paying when you realize the deal isn't as good as you thought is was, are all ways that "bad credit mortgage" brokers can screw you over to their profit while appearing to help you. If you're getting into trouble from lack of financial discipline, stay away from the "bad credit" lenders. Stop running up new charges-- if you have to, keep one card for emergencies (where "emergencies" means "I'm going to starve or fall deathly ill if I don't buy some food / go to the doctor..." etc., not "I really need to go to the movies this weekend"), and put away the others in a drawer (or cut them up if that's not enough). Keep track of what you're spending and where, and cut as as much of it as you can. Make sure you pay at least the minimum on all your bills on time and that all your checks clear-- that will avoid lots more costs from bounce and late-payment fees, and start improving your credit record so you can get better lending and insurance rates when you need them. Stash a small amount away for emergencies. Then start paying off your debt accounts. Start either with the one that you can zero out the quickest, or the one with the worst interest rate. Paying that one off will get rid of some of what you've been paying just to keep the debts going, and will make it that much easier to pay off the others, and get yourself out of the hole you've dug into. Once you've got this process well underway-- meaning that your spending is disciplined and under control, you're not bounding checks or missing payments, you've started to pay off your debts, and aren't creating new ones, *then* it may make sense to shop around for better credit deals-- not to borrow more money, but to refinance the debt you already have into a better deal. You might find those deals with a local bank or credit union, or a credit card with a lower rate and a cheap balance-transfer option. Or even a home equity loan or refinance. (It might best to wait on moving big balances, though, until enough time has passed for your good recent payment history to get established on your credit report and raise your rating, so that you qualify for better deals.) This may sounds like a lot of work, and indeed it will take some effort. But I think most people will find that it will leave you in much better shape than going for the easy and seductive "bad credit morgage loan" will. .
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