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Nonprofit Debt Consolidation

When you are considering what option to take to consolidate your debt, you will want to make sure you are using a company you can depend on. There are several steps you can take to increase your chances of working with a reliable debt consolidation company.

Many companies that offer debt consolidation through debt management plans are nonprofit. These nonprofit debt consolidation companies usually offer lower fees than for-profit companies.

After you have found a nonprofit debt consolidation company, you will want to check with the Better Business Bureau to insure that they do not have any unsettled negative reports on record. If a company has even one unresolved complaint against them, you should steer clear of them and find another nonprofit company to work with.

If at any point you feel uncomfortable with the plan being offered to you or you feel like you are pressured to take the option in front of you, walk away. The company should have the legitimate desire to see you debt free and not just to see your money in their pockets. One warning sign is if the counselor encourages you to lie to a creditor. There is never a situation in which you should lie about your situation.

You should feel comfortable working with your counselor. They should be knowledgeable and should show a genuine interest in helping you find resolution to your situation. Ask yourself if they can remember important details about your situation so that they can apply it to your case.

Along with the debt management plan, nonprofit debt consolidation companies can offer credit counseling. They can show you what is the most effective form of debt consolidation for you. They can discuss with you the benefits of a debt management plan: reduced fees, consolidated payment, reduced payoff period, and accountability. They can show you how much you will save using a debt management plan versus paying off your debt on your own.

Nonprofit debt consolidation companies with a good reputation are the way to go. They can offer you the information you need to make an informed decision and walk you through every debt consolidation step.

Ronnica Rothe graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Oklahoma. She is currently enrolled at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.

She is a regular contributor to educational information disseminated through Personal Financial Network. Related information can be found on nonprofit debt consolidation.