Reduce Debt and Get Back on Track Financially

By: jomark3@verizon.net

Most people spend about 10% more than they earn each month. This contributes to a need to over use credit. When this happens over a long period of time, it can lead to serious credit difficulties.

But you do have alternatives to reduce debt and get back on track financially. In order to do this, you have to reduce your expenses and cut the fat out of your budget. Unfortunately, most people are not even aware that their budget is bloated with unnecessary expenditures. Through careful planning, most people can significantly cut their expenses and improve their financial situation.

Begin by writing down all of the items that you are currently spending money on each month. Don't forget the little insignificant items like that cup of coffee at work. Although it may seem like a very small expense, those small expenses add up. If you spend $2.50 on coffee each day, it can amount to fifty dollars a month. If you buy a soda every afternoon, that's another twenty dollars a month. Just these two meaningless expenses add up to seventy dollars.

If you do not believe that you spend money on any unnecessary items, carry a notebook around for a month. Each time you buy something, no matter how small it is, write it down. I think that you will find that you spend a considerable amount on frivolous impulse or unnecessary expenses.

The next step is to stop using those credit cards. There is no sense in trying to reduce your debt if you are going to make your situation worse by putting more on your credit cards. Leave your credit cards at home. If you don't carry them around with you, you won't be tempted to use them. Only spend money on the absolute necessities.

This should free up enough money so hat you can begin to pay off some of your debt. By carefully following these techniques, you can begin to get back on track financially.

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