Debt settlement defines the opportunity at the heart of debt refinement, debt arbitration, or credit settlement. The goal is the reduction of debt such that the debtor and creditor agree on a reduced balance regarded as payment in full. However, as long as the debtor continues to pay on the debt there is no reasoning for a creditor to take action on a contract. Only when these payments stop would a creditor consider a negotiated settlement with their debtor. Due to the rise of hardships, financial negotiations have become an institution of great criticism. No worries, the best defense is to check whether your debt settlement company is a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The great alternative to bankruptcy deserves professional guidance. Debt breeds stress, and financial overload creates unnecessary stress. Stress hampers the ability to make an informed decision. Amateur action could lead to potential lawsuits, eligibility of future debt, large tax consequences, and ultimate damage to credit. Debt settlement organizations have professional counselors that work with you to obtain the best possible result. Evaluate every individual or organization pitching for debt negotiation.
What is the opportunity cost? Look at the entire life picture, live up to life expectations, and take debt negotiation as an opportunity to improve on the future. An opportunity cost is the understanding of debt settlement, and one’s opportunity could equal as much as 40-60% of their overall outstanding debt load. The opportunity equals further interest payment on the debt, opportunity to use that capital elsewhere to restore credit, and use acquired assets to better your life. It sounds simple, but the time value of money and the opportunity surrounding debt reconciliation is ticking away, and one may be losing thousands (or more) as time is passing by their true life expectations and dreams.