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Have the holidays left you with more debt than you can handle?

The holidays are often a time where caution is thrown to the wind and money is spent to ensure happy memories. If you are anything like the average American family, you likely spent somewhere between $500-$1,500 on gifts this holiday season. Now that the holidays are over and the particles of wrapping paper dust have settled on the receipts, it's time to get serious about your plan to dig out of debt.

Looking at bankruptcy alternatives, P.2

Last time, we began looking at several alternatives to bankruptcy, including debt consolidation loans, debt settlement and credit/debt counseling. Another bankruptcy alternative for Wisconsin debtors is commonly known as a Chapter 128 proceeding. In such an action, a debtor establishes a personal receivership in which he or she may gradually reduce burdensome debts through a repayment plan.

Careful consideration required for choosing a debt repayment plan

Debt problems can arise as the result of various circumstances. While some Wisconsin consumers may just have accumulated too much credit card debt, illness, unemployment and other dilemmas can also bring about overwhelming debt. Debt repayment problems may lead to some consumers falling for the marketing tricks of companies who promise so solve all financial problems instantly.

Personal debt repayment plan vs. Chapter 13 repayment plan

For many Wisconsin consumers, January is the month when holiday spending on credit cards must be faced. It is also the time when many people commit to proper debt management in the New Year. However, taking charge of overwhelming debt is never easy, and professional help may be required to work on drafting a workable debt repayment plan.

Successful debt repayment requires assertive action

It is said that almost one-third of consumers nationwide, including in Wisconsin, accumulate debt over the holidays each year. In fact, financial professionals say many people are still paying off credit card debt from the 2013 and 2014 Christmas seasons. January is the time when debt repayment plans are typically made to pay off holiday debt, and there is never a lack of suggestions to achieve this; however, some plans may worsen the situation.

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