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Bankruptcy: Reducing credit card debts by seeking guidance

Although there are a multitude of circumstances in which an individual in Ohio could begin to experience monetary hardships, some tend to be more common than others. Recent studies suggest that individuals across the nation carry as much as $527 billion in total in credit card debts, and with interest rates continually on the rise, these numbers are likely to increase. Those who wish to pursue relief from similar financial difficulties could find it helpful to speak with a bankruptcy attorney for guidance on how to achieve their financial goals.

Although a credit card can provide financial assistance under a variety of circumstances, using similar lines of credit may come with a cost. With high interest rates, individuals who carry revolving balances on unsecured accounts can suffer in a variety of ways. A person could attempt to cut down on expenses and make larger payments to these accounts, but such an endeavor can prove challenging, especially for those who are experiencing additional monetary challenges.

One could also choose to focus more on accounts with higher interest rates and attempt to negotiate a reduction on the rate charged. Once these accounts are paid in full, the additional income that is freed up in the process could help with other financial obligations. Coming up with a long-term strategy for addressing these concerns can prove beneficial, but it can also be a stressful and daunting task.

For individuals in Ohio who wish to pursue relief from similar debts, seeking guidance early on could prove advisable. By consulting with a bankruptcy attorney, a person could obtain advice on all the options available, as well as their potential outcomes. An attorney can provide a client with guidance on how to reduce or eliminate these debts and pursue a brighter financial future.

Source: Forbes, "6 Easy Tips For Paying Down Your Credit Card Debt", Richard Gano, Accessed on Feb. 12, 2018

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