I have seen so many people attempt to borrow their way out of debt. I have personally tried to borrow my way out of debt. The problem is that it does not work!
Here are some ways I see people try to borrow their way out of debt:
- Debt Consolidation Loan Roll all of the credit cards into a single loan.
- Home Equity Loan Roll all of the credit cards and car payments into a single loan using home equity.
- Loan From The Parents Roll all of the debt into a single loan from Mom and Dad.
I have never seen it work because these "solutions" only address symptoms! You must address the root cause of what created the debt in the first place.
Iit is necessary to change spending behavior and money management behavior.
I have seen a lot of people use the crutch of "it is medical bills" and expect to receive a free pass on the debt. That is so frustrating because in nearly all cases, the reason the medical bills exist is because the individual or family opted out of carrying health insurance.
I have seen a lot of people use the crutch of "I lost my job" and expect a response of "Oh, that makes your debt OK." BUT it would have never happened if they would have made an emergency fund of three to six months of expenses their top priority instead of a house, cars, furniture, and numerous other "gotta-have-it" purchases.
You simply can not borrow your way out of debt. It requires a written plan and a ton of focus. You can start your journey by reading THIS SERIES and preparing your own written spending plan using the FREE TOOLS.
- Joe's Book: I Was Broke. Now I'm Not.