2016 has arrived, and that means that people in Mankato, MN and across the nation are making resolutions to change their lives for the better in the new year. If you have been struggling with debt in the past, the big question on your mind might be, “How will I handle my finances for the new year?”
Whether you’ve already filed for bankruptcy or you’re still considering your options, starting the new year with a “get out of debt” mindset will help you come out of the financial hole you’re in.
Here are a few ways you could make your debt-cutting process easier:
- Put yourself on a budget. Yes, you’ve probably already heard that, but setting and adhering to a budget is imperative to getting out and staying out of debt. Identifying and curbing your spending on surplus or unnecessary items will help keep you from using your money on the same purchases that most likely put you in debt. For instance grocery shop on a budget and adhere to it and search for discounts and try your luck with thrift stores when buying clothing.
- Avoid using credit cards for the most part. While in debt, you need to save the money you spent that created the debt. Breaking some of the bad habits starts with ceasing the use of credit cards. They are part of the source of your debt, thus, saving as much as you can, will help you pay off your debt faster.
- Make the process fun. It never hurts to have a little fun, right? Being optimistic about cutting down your debt will make the task seem less daunting and drawn out. Create incentives for yourself every time you pay off a credit card, utility bill, or loan.
- Reach out your family and friends for emotional support. At Behm Law Group Ltd., we do our best to help you file for bankruptcy quickly and efficiently so you can find relief from debt. However, being in a state of bankruptcy still causes some stress and emotional strain, so reaching out to friends and family can help relieve the stress and give you more peace of mind.
Contact the professionals at Behm Law Group, Ltd. in Mankato, MN. We can provide you the bankruptcy services you need to start off fresh in 2016!