Debt consolidation through refinancing can be a sensible solution if you are experiencing financial difficulty. It is often more manageable to pay one monthly payment at a reduced interest rather than numerous facilities at various rates.
When deciding whether to go ahead with this method of debt consolidation, you should be aware of the areas to check before proceeding:
In Australia, financial counselling is a free and confidential service provided by community organisations, community legal aid and some government agencies. It is an essential service for over 125,000 people each year experiencing financial distress. Financial counsellors are skilled in listening to problems when an individual's judgement and clarity may be distorted. What people need is non-judgemental and confidential advice plus a workable plan to improve their financial distress situation.
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