5 Financial tips for the second week of January 2013

January 13th 2013

Have a look at
the financial tips for the second week of January 2013.

 

Tip no 1: Hire a well experienced and
certified short-sale agent when trying to avoid a foreclosure.

 

Short-sale is a
very complex process. An experienced and certified short-sale agent has vast
experience in the short-sale process.  He
can guide you to conduct the short-sale transaction quite easily and within
time. In addition to that, a short-sale agent knows how the industry works. He
knows the loopholes. As such, the short-sale agent can help you sale your
property while saving money and time simultaneously. He knows the modus
operandi of the banks. So, he can navigate the process without any hurdle.

 

Tip no 2: Eliminating other debts through
bankruptcy could free up money to cover up your mortgage payments.

 

Bankruptcy helps
you get rid of debt through a small amount of money. Believe it or not, you can
get out of debt by paying as little as $2000. You can free up cash and use it
to repay your mortgage. You may not include mortgage in bankruptcy. You can
rather reaffirm it and use the money saved through bankruptcy to pay off
mortgage. This will help you protect your home and avoid foreclosure.

 

You can include
mortgage in Chapter 13 bankruptcy. In this type of bankruptcy, the lender will
have to accept the court monitored repayment plan. The payment plan will be
devised as per your financial health. You can cover up the missed payments
gradually.

 

Tip no 3: Keep your body warm and lower
thermostat to save on heating bill.

 

Wear socks in
the winter to keep your body warm. Remember, if your feet is cold,  then your whole body will shiver. So, wear
socks even when you’re in home. This will help you to remain warm amidst the
chilly winter. Wear a sweater in the house. 
Use a blanket while sleeping during the winter. Drink coffee or hot milk
with honey to be steady. Don’t try to crank up the heat through thermostat.
This’ll just make you land up with a huge heating bill.

 

Tip no 4: Administrative wage
garnishments do not need a court order to proceed but borrowers must be
notified before the process begins.

 

Administrative
garnishment is the process wherein the federal government can garnish the wage
of a person to collect non-tax debt without securing a court order. The federal
government can garnish as much as 15 percent of the person’s pay scale. However,
the person should be notified about it. The person has the right to challenge
the repayment term or the debt amount. The federal government can’t go forward
with the garnishment if the person requests for a hearing within 30 days of
obtaining the notice. If the person wins the hearing, then the federal
government has to stop garnishment.  

 

Tip no 5: If you have any charge-offs on
your credit reports, your ability to obtain credit will be seriously impaired,
and you must actively work to rehabilitate your credit.

 

Creditors hate
to see charged-off accounts on the credit report of the consumers. Accounts are
normally charged-off when you don’t make payments on the accounts for
approximately 180 days. No creditor
would want to give a loan to the borrower who has not made payments on his/her
accounts for 6 months. So, if you’ve a charge off account on your credit
report, then it’ll be it very difficult to qualify for a loan. Take concrete
steps to rejuvenate your credit gradually. Acquire knowledge about the credit
repair steps and implement them in your life. This will help you qualify for
any line of credit.

 

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