In fact, you end up paying more and staying in debt longer because of so-called consolidation.
Get the facts before you consolidate or work with a settlement company.
Something has to change, and you’re considering debt consolidation because of the allure of one easy payment and the promise of lower interest rates.
We’ve already covered consolidation: It’s a type of loan that rolls several unsecured debts into one single bill. Debt settlement means you hire a company to negotiate a lump-sum payment with your creditors for less than what you owe.
You are only restructuring your debt, not eliminating it.
You don’t need debt rearrangement, you need debt reformation.
If that’s not bad enough, you’ll end up shelling out ,080 to pay off the new loan versus ,392 for the original loans—even with the lower interest rate of 9%.
This means your "lower payment" has cost ,688 more.