Learning To Live Without Credit

Those who have debt problems are in debt because they have yet to learn how to live their life without the use of credit. For them, credit is like a crutch they think they need to walk. Society everywhere has been telling them that they need a crutch. But they can walk fine without it if only they tried. Here is a blueprint you can use to begin to learn to live without credit and get yourself out of the tight grip of debt.

Start Saving

In the old days people did not need credit. There was no system in place to handle credit, debt and repayment. So how did people manage back them? Well, they (wait for it…) actually waited until they had enough money to get what they wanted. Gasp! You mean self restraint? Yes. Saving for what you want to buy seems to be a lost idea in America. Unfortunately, our society has evolved into a pool of self-gratification where a person must have something right away.

Stop Adding To Your Debt

If you are already in a mountain of debt it is time to put a freeze on credit. You are probably going to have a difficult time paying for day to day expenses and bills because most of your income is going to your credit card payments. However, if you continue to charge more on your credit card you will never get out of debt.

Pay Down Your Debt

The way to pay down your credit card debt is to cut your spending and increase your income. To increase your income you can ask for a raise, work more hours or get a second job. Another way to increase your income is by selling unwanted items like a second automobile, having a yard sale and selling stuff on eBay.

Change Your Habits

Are you stuck with the habit of using your plastic card? Don’t despair because you can use your debit card from your bank instead. With these cards you can enjoy zero interest on all of your purchases. By getting out of the habit of using your credit card and instead using your debit card you will never fall into debt because you can only spend what you have in your checking account.

About The Author

Edwin is a marketer, social media influencer and head writer here at Debt Syndrome. He manages a large network of high quality finance blogs and social media accounts. You can connect with him via email here.

1 Comment

  1. Daisy

    I use my credit card for the rebate; I like the extra chunk of change it brings in at the end of the year. But, I always pay my card back by the end of the month. I agree with all of your points in the case of credit card debt. It’s a slippery slope.

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