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What are the indicators for a person to guess he is falling in debt?

You can know that you are falling into debt in the following circumstances:
Your debt expenses are more than your income
You can't afford to pay all your bills
You have no savings

Sub: #1 posted on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 03:52


A high debt to income ratio is also an indicator that you're falling into debt.

Sub: #2 posted on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 03:50


How do we measure them?

Sub: #3 posted on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 05:20


Debt to income ratio or DTI is the percentage of a person's monthly gross income that goes toward paying debts. If most of your income goes towards paying off your debts and you can hardly save anything, then it means your debt to income ratio is high and you're falling into debt.

Sub: #4 posted on Thu, 04/14/2011 - 03:08

Anna Sweeting Anna Sweeting

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If you have to probably are.

Sub: #5 posted on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 03:04


I agree with Bob. If you have to ask you probably are. some other indicators are your debt to income ratio like someone said above, can you just afford the minimum payments on credit cards as credit card companies love that, are you starting to fall behind on payments, are you deciding which card to pay late this month. these are all signs that you are too far in debt. Get out of debt asap.

Sub: #6 posted on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 11:05


Get out of debt asap.

The time when you start struggling while meeting your outstanding loans or credit cards is the time when you're actually falling into debt.
Keith is right. You have to find a way to get out of it. You may negotiate with your creditor and set-up a repayment plan that's feasible. Alternatively, you may simply hire a settlement company. Whichever way you choose to go, you have to pay consistently towards meeting your debt, so you need to have a clear idea of your current financial obligations.

Sub: #7 posted on Thu, 05/19/2011 - 22:28

Jeorge Preston Jeorge Preston

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I think if you are starting to owe more than what you make, per month,...then that get a bit scary. If you are starting to 'barrow from Peter to pay Paul' then it may be an indication that things are 'slipping' from you.

Sub: #8 posted on Fri, 05/20/2011 - 04:23

sdchargers_63 sdchargers_63

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are you?
you are fallin in a debt when you see you spend too much money than what you make. the bad is when you spend your money for something shouldn't be bought. and then all the things go around you will make you into a debt, or even more. be a wise shopper will help a lot.

Sub: #9 posted on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:16

dls dls

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Yes, being a wise shopper truly helps. It really gets worse when we get tempted to buy something that looks attractive but costs more than what we have in our budget. Once we develop such a habit, we go deeper and deeper under our debt burden.

Sub: #10 posted on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 00:17


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