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Cleaning Up My Finances

About six months ago, I could tell that I needed help. It seemed like no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get my finances in order. I was spending way more than I earned each and every month, and it was absolutely devastating to my pocketbook. One day, I realized that all of my credit cards were maxed out, and that I was past due on my rent. I knew that I was going to get kicked out of my apartment for not paying, and so I started exploring the possibility of borrowing money from a lender. Long story short, my credit was in terrible condition, and I ended up declaring bankruptcy to make things right. Check out this blog to learn more about cleaning up your finances.

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Avoiding A Home Foreclosure

If you have been struggling to make ends meet and your mortgage payments have not been kept up, you may worry about the possibility of your home being put under foreclosure in the future. There are a few ways you can avoid foreclosing on your home if your financial situation is less than favorable at the moment. Here are some tips to use in trying to salvage your home so you are not left without a place to live.

Inform Your Lender

Your lender will most likely try to contact you if you have missed mortgage payments. Do not ignore any correspondence you receive from your lender. Instead, call them to see if there is a solution obtainable in getting your home paid for. If you are dealing with a financial hardship at the moment, make them aware of your situation.

The lender would much rather come to a conclusion where you are able to make payments to them instead of having to take over your home, as they would lose money in the end. You may be able to push off a payment or two in exchange for higher payments later. If you have already missed several payments, you may need to be proactive in finding funds to catch up. 

Hire A Bankruptcy Attorney

Should you receive a letter from your lender stating that foreclosure is eminent, hire a bankruptcy attorney to work in your favor in trying to keep your home in your name. An attorney will know the ins and outs regarding your financial options and they may be able to find a loophole in the banking paperwork allowing you to remain in the home for a longer amount of time. In this time, you may be able to collect funds to pay toward your home so it is no longer at risk for bank takeover.

Concentrate On Funds

When you are at risk of losing your home, you will want to cut corners in every other aspect in your living expenses so you can use this money to put toward your mortgage payments. You can catch up with credit cards and other unsecured debt later, so let them slide for the moment. Drop cable, telephone, and any entertainment expenses you have until you are able to get back on your feet.

If you are not working, getting a job will be priority so you can prove to your lender you are trying to make payments on your home. Sell some of your assets if possible. This also shows your lender you are determined in getting funds to pay off your loan, possibly helping to keep you from the foreclosure process as a result.

To learn more, contact a bankruptcy attorney like Jeffrey S Arnold Attorney At Law P.C.