The best tip to control debt is to never incur any but that is easier said than accomplished. If you are in debt that you are finding uncontrollable to manage the following are a few tips to help you manage and get out of it.
Tip #1 - Keep track of your money and where it is being allocated. Know how much you can afford to give to creditors. Taking personal control of your finances will give you a greater edge to getting yourself out of debt in a low stress and feasible manner.
Tip #2 - Analyze companies before you borrow money. Find the best rates for yourself whether you are going through a bank or getting a credit card.
Tip #3 - Do not be fooled by large print. These promotional deals usually have catches or time limits in the small print. Make sure you read everything that is given to you or available.
Tip #4 - Have a backup funding source. Save up a few months of payments in case you run into financial troubles and cannot afford the payments.
Tip #5 - Keep records of purchases and payments made to any creditors and set goals for repaying debts. Do not always pay the minimum monthly payments or you may be in debt for years paying hundreds or thousands in interest.
Tip #6 - Prioritize those debts, which should be at the top to that location and pay those first.
Tip #7 - Be aware of what rights you have as a debtor by checking with the FTC. Do not allow yourself to be threatened or hassled if you have managed to get in over your head. Creditors still have to follow certain rules and regulations in their attempts to collect.
Tip #8 - Consult with experts on debt management and money managing. Books can also be great resources to educate you with. Debt management is not an exact science; you need to find a plan that works for you.