Saturday, June 9, 2012

Top 6 Ways to Get Your Spouse Out of Credit Card Debt

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Credit card debts can be a big problem both for you and your spouse. No matter who is actually responsible for piling up the huge debts on the cards the other has to bear the burden of it too. At times it may get difficult but you just cannot leave your spouse to suffer alone. Stress, tensions and heated arguments will only make matters worse. It is better that you keep your calm and find a way out by which you can help your spouse resolve his/her debt issues instead of fighting on it.

A helping hand from your end is all that your spouse can ask for! The rest of the things are sure to fall in place. So here are some quick ways to deal with the credit card debts of your spouse without affecting your relationship:

1. Know the problem in details: You need to know how grave the financial situation is and how much debts you actually have to deal with. Ask your partner to be honest about the debts and to share all the necessary information with you. Analyze your financial situation well and deal accordingly. Assure him/her that together you can resolve the problem and there is nothing much to worry about.

2. List down your debts: It is also important that you make a list of all that debts that you or your spouse owes. It will help you to have an idea of the money that you need to save in order to pay them off completely. You can thus design your budget plan better.

3. Design a monthly budget plan: It is important that you make a monthly budget plan and stick to it. You need to reduce your monthly expenses as much as possible so you can save some money to pay off the debts at the end of each month.

4. Follow the budget plan: Just designing a plan will not help. You need to make a realistic plan that you will actually follow. Make sure that you stick to the budget as much as possible and follow a lifestyle accordingly.

5. Keep track of expenses: You need to be extra cautious of every penny you spend. Keep track of expenses of both your own and that of your spouse. Do not buy things that you don’t need. Impulsive buying during such time is not a good idea. Before buying an expensive item make sure that you both agree on the purchase of that particular item.

6. Note your credit report improvement: If you start paying off your debts every month, your credit report will slowly show some positive changes. Take a note of it and make sure that the paid off debts are marked and your negative points are removed accordingly.

You also need to make sure that you handle all of it calmly. Keeping a grudge against your partner or making a relationship sour will not be a fruitful solution. You need to maintain proper understanding in order to resolve such a situation.

Author bio: Jonny is a financial advisor with He helps people to resolve their credit card problems and also problems related to home equity loan, personal loans, and other loans.

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  1. This tips that you provide are really amazing and I agree with you, I thinks that Know the problem in details is the key to kill debts

    I want to share some tips

    1- Pay off your card regularly
    2- Keep your cards open for a long time
    3- Improve Your Credit Utilization Rate

    I think that credit scores are really important because if you need a loan or something like that, maybe going to have problems if you have a bad credit score.

    I have a recomendation for everybody about credit cards, if you have a card please use it adequately, because this is the most commun example to get a debt.

    Best regards,

  2. Out Of The Dark (OOTD) Budgeting offers a very effective tool for managing the paying off of credit card debts and while you are at it you will likely also pick up a good budgeting habit, and it's all free.

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