When people go into debt it can be something which sends their life upside down in a spiral.  People who let their debts start to build and build will find that over time it starts to get harder and harder to get control over their finances.

When your debt to income ratio is out of balance then you’ll find that you may have trouble not only paying off your debt but being able to pay for your basic expenses like rent and utilities.  

You may think that this could never happen to you, however, you’d be surprised how easy it is to happen.  Here are some of the most common reasons that people go into debt and what you can do to avoid it.

Legal Fees

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations which require us to get a lawyer.  Perhaps we are in the middle of a divorce or suffer an injury from a vehicle accident.  There are a variety of reasons for which you could potentially find yourself in need of legal representation.  

Despite the possibility of high costs, there are law firms that will work with you at a reasonable cost to get positive results. Many types of legal situations law firms work on a contingency fee basis where the plaintiff pays no legal fees until their case is settled, and many law firms also provide free initial case evaluations.

Medical Costs

When you suffer an injury and you find yourself in need of emergency services, an extended hospital stay, or even requiring something as serious as surgery you could find yourself tens of thousands of dollars in debt overnight.

Some people find themselves in such big debt over their medical bills that they’re sent into a total financial distress and may even have to file for bankruptcy.

Buying a House

Purchasing a house is a very exciting step in someone’s life when you can call a home truly yours, not just a place which you play a monthly rent.  This is something which is exciting, however, it will create debt of several hundreds of dollars.  

It’s important to pay every month on time or else you may find yourself with a considerable amount of late payment fees.  Rather than allowing yourself to get swallowed by debt, you should pay it off as soon as you can.

Running Up Credit Cards  

Some people get a new credit card only to use them far too much all at once and find themselves in a mountain of debt.  Even though you have a large amount of money at your disposal with a credit card, you shouldn’t use it all despite how tempting it may be.

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Hi Im Eddie. Ive been working in finance for most of my life so I thought I would start to show some or my learnings. Hope you find it useful. I have dogs too and cats. When Im not feed them Im running.

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