Debt can feel like it’s a part of our everyday lives. One of the hardest parts of debt repayment is taking that the first step to get it started.
Need a bit more motivation? Here are the top reasons why it’s so important to stop ignoring your debt and face it head on.
Debt can weigh heavily on both your finances and your personal life. Financial stability is something everyone wants and something that debt is very good at preventing. Wasting a majority of your income on interest and minimum payments will hinder your ability to create a financially stable future for yourself.
A Good Credit Score
Too much debt means that your debt ratio will increase which will in return make it more difficult for you to get approved for a loan or new credit card. Furthermore, if you are approved for a loan or new credit card you will more than likely be offered a higher interest rate and less than favourable terms.
Paying off your debts means paying less interest which then means you’ll have more money in
the bank to start accumulating the kind of interest you actually want.
Your Personal Life
Debt is one of the most stressful things you’ll have to deal with in life. It can take a toll on your
personal relationships and make you feel as though there is no end in sight. Feeling free of your debts and getting rid of the guilt are both great motivators to become debt free.
No one knows what the future holds so heading in that direction with more debt than you can handle can make your financial future uncertain. Paying down you debts now will allow you to have a brighter financial future where you income isn’t already spent on debt repayment.
Make a plan and start today, your wallet and your future self will thank you!