What Is A Non Profit Debt Consolidation Firm? A non profit debt consolidation firm is a company that will help you get out of debt for a fee. Lets take a look at the process you will go through when you decide to sign on with a non profit debt consolidation firm. This is just and overview of the basics. Steps to becoming debt free. 1. You will fill out a form with all of your information. This can be accomplished on line or by calling the firm directly. 2. Once your submission has been reviewed a certified credit counselor will contact you and go over your information with you to check for errors. When verification is completed, the credit counselor will talk to you about the results you desire through the program. The counselor will give you information on education and budget options and discuss alternative ways to get rid of your debt. If debt consolidation is an option you want to pursue, the counselor will provide and estimate of the monthly payments you will need to make and how much you could save in interest and fees if you consolidate now. 3. The counselor will help you every step of the way. You will work with them on an affordable and practical spending plan, They will set goals and teach you how to obtain them, and teach you different ways to reduce spending, and other financial strategies to help you get on track. Non profit debt consolidation firms will usually send you written information on the ideas discussed with you on the phone and other services they can provide. Counseling and any information about the best ways to become debt free are usually provided free of charge. The counselors are dedicated to working with a client for as long as it takes them to become debt free and make sure you know how to remain free from debt. Once you and your counselor agree upon the best plan for your circumstances, You will need to take a few more steps to complete the process. The Debt Management Program: 1. An agreement will be drawn up and sent to you containing particulars of the services you have chosen to take advantage of from the non profit debt consolidation firm. This paperwork includes the date your payments to debtors will be sent. You will need to review this contract for accuracy, sign it and return it to the non profit debt consolidation firm. When the agreement is received by the debt consolidation firm they will contact your creditors to verify that the balances are correct. Each of your creditors will be sent a proposal stating that they agree to work with you on your debt consolidation plan, and to verify new, lower interest rates and exact monthly payment amounts. 2. You will make one payment every month to the debt consolidation firm before the chosen disbursement date. The firm will forward your money to each of your creditors as agreed upon. You will still get statements from your creditors and you will receive notice from the firm of payments made. 3. Your monthly payments will remain the same while you are enrolled in the debt management program. As each debt is paid off the additional money will be applied to balances on other credit accounts. This will help pay off your debt sooner.
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