Financial Health Steps – #9: Do You Pass the Debt Test? —

This is next in the series started here following a 30-step program in financial literacy over at the website.

Here’s from their Step #9:

Freedom from debt is an achievable goal for every family. The first step in regaining control is to take an honest look at your existing obligations.

The questions in the site’s Debt Test are good ones — look at them.  They are serious red flags that you might be in over your head.  The Debt Load Worksheet that is part of that post also is helpful, and I recommend you look at it.  Developing a plan is going to be helpful for you — but beware, be very careful, of paying a company to help you make payoffs.  More about this later.

Earlier posts in the series: #1: Commitment to change, #2: Assess your financial situation, #3: Clearing out financial clutter, #4: Set yourself up for success, #5: Get copies of your credit reports, #6: Clean up your credit report, #7: Make your money count, #8: Identify your starting point

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