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Chapter 7 - Options to Avoid in Credit Repair and Building
There are several options available that make people believe it is a solution for freeing themselves of debts. One solution you want to avoid is borrowing money from finance companies. The companies that advances for consolidating loans and requires that you put your home or car up for collateral are often a source for getting your in deeper debt.
Most of the companies are offering a secondary mortgage against your home, and often the interest rates out outrageous. Most of the companies offer secured loans, but few of them offer unsecured loans. This is not an option for repairing your credit.
Another option you want to avoid is taking out a tax refund loan. This solution will get you fast cash, but the fees for this type of loan are often high. If you are getting $800 back in tax refunds, you will probably only get around $700 or $725. Another type of loan you want to avoid is the payday loans. Payday loans are loans against your paycheck.
Payday loans require that you write a check for the amount of loan to repay as well as the amount that you will pay the lender for borrowing the money. Payday loans eventually cost more money than what you have in the first place, and is not a solution for repairing your credit.
Pawn Shops are also a bad area to start in building your credit. Most Pawn Shops will take your merchandise, pay you half in some cases of what it is worth, and give you a certain amount of time to purchase your merchandise back before they sell.
Often there are interest rates on the loans provided by the business. It is certainly a way to loose all your belongings and halt you from repairing your credit. We can also take a look at debt consolidation. Although debt consolidation is much better than bankruptcy, it is not a solution for repairing your credit. Most debt consolidation companies drain the restricting resources by charging fees for the service. Many of the debt consolidation companies will pay the creditors minimal balance and put your assets at risk.