Debt Consolidation Antioch TN

Repaying students loans may be difficult for a recent grad that is still looking for a job. It can also be stressful on any grads that are still struggling with payments. It’s important to take action and maintain contact with lenders. Ignoring student loans causes too much problems that are easily avoided. Here you will find advice on private student loan consolidation, debt forgiveness, debt counseling and debt relief. Please scroll down to learn more and get access to all the debt consolidators in Antioch, TN listed below.

Mortgage Pro
(615) 843-5626
417 Welshwood Dr Ste 210
Nashville, TN
Consumer Credit Counseling
(615) 320-7077
2555 W End Ave
Nashville, TN
New Castle Mortgage
(615) 279-3476
2323 21st Ave S Ste 200
Nashville, TN
Law Offices Of James Flexer The
(615) 255-2893
176 2nd Ave N Suite 501
Nashville, TN
Nashville Credit Card Debt Consolidation
(615) 823-3959
533 Church St
Nashville, TN
Hewitt James Attorney
(615) 331-7719
475 Metroplex Dr Ste 207
Nashville, TN
Tennessee Credit Union
(615) 244-1910
1400 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN
New South Federal Savings Bank
(615) 269-9444
2301 21st Avenue, Suite 350
Nashville, TN
Flexer James
(615) 255-2893
176 2nd Ave Suite 501
Nashville, TN
Combs J Michael
(615) 255-7448
1711 Parkway Towers
Nashville, TN

Private Debt Consolidation and Debt Forgiveness

By Stuart Schultz

Pre-paying all your loans, consolidating through the government, and fleeing the country are not the only ways to deal with your debt. You can also ask your parents to handle it!

That's true, but it's not what this article is about. Instead, we want to talk about what you're options are if you are either A) dealing primarily with private debt, or B) unable to afford any sort of monthly payment scheme. For you, private loan consolidators or forgiveness programs may be the ticket to a life without debt.

As noted in our student debt consolidation article, it is possible to consolidate both government and private loans through commercial (e.g., non-federal) debt consolidators, but if you only have private loans than you are forced to go this route.

Private Debt Consolidators

Prior to the credit crunch, there were a ton of consolidators who dealt with private loans (as opposite to government-issued Stafford loans). In fact, many of them also offered to consolidate government loans as well. Sallie Mae and NelNet were amongst the best and most reputable, but even they have stopped their consolidation services until the credit environment improves. We aren't going to recommend any private consolidators here, but we can give you the know-how to find the best one for your situation. Needless to say, all of the information we've shared about consolidation through the government still applies, so you should review the basic of student debt consolidation before proceeding.

What should I look for in a private consolidator?

The first step towards finding a private consolidator is calling your lender (the organization that originally lent you the cash for college). You'd be surprised, but many of them may offer to consolidate your debt rather then have someone else do it. Problem solved. However, if they don't, you can always ask them for recommendations. Here are some red flags you should look out for when vetting a recommended consolidator:

  • Make sure that they can never resell your debt.
  • Only ask for fixed rate loans (unless you want to ride the market, but we don't think it's worth messing around with your debt).
  • There should never be an early repayment penalty.
  • Never give your Social Security Number until you've chosen a consolidator and are ready to consolidate. If you call a company and they won't provide you with information without getting your social, then something fishy is going on. On the flip side, don't be afraid to share how much debt you have, your interest rate, and the types of debt you carry as long as you don't give any personal information away; this information can help them determine your best options.
  • Finally, while it's not the most friendly service, be sure to check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there are any outstanding complaints against the consolidator you've found.

Ultimately, the reason why private consolidators are generally less favorable t...

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