By James Copper
Owning a car is a huge responsibility. Not only do you have to put gas in it, get regular maintenance done on it, and clean it, but you also have to pay the bill for it! Are you one of those people who are having some financial problems and are having trouble paying the amortization of your car? If you are one of those people who are having so much trouble keeping up with your monthly payments, take a short break and evaluate your financial status. You do you do not want to lose that car; you might have to give up some of things that you have in order to reduce the amount of your monthly expenses.
To help you determine what things you will have to give up in order for you to keep up with the payments of your car, make a list. Classify your list into essential and non-essential things. Start crossing out things from the non-essential side of the list. In the event where your non-essential list is too short and you need to give up some of the things on the other side of the list, you better check on your priorities. Determine which things are high in your priority list and work from there.
Now, what if you come to the point where you have given up most of the things in your life and you still can’t pay for the car? If you are having trouble paying for the amortization of your car and the bank is at the brink of reposing your property, better sell that car now. There is really no point of hanging on to that car if it is already making your life miserable. What’s the use of riding in a flashy car when you have to deprive yourself with some other comforts in life just to pay for its amortization?
According to experts, the best way to get something good about a sticky situation like this is to sell your car and use the proceeds of the sale to pay off your debts. If you sell your car instead of letting the bank repossess it, you have a chance to earn some profit out of the sale. However, when you do decide to sell the car, you better make sure that you sell it before the bank starts the repossession proceedings. Note that once the repossession proceedings start, it will be very difficult for you to stop it.
If you have been behind payments for sometime, call the bank and make a deal. Most banks are willing to negotiate so talk to the loans officer and tell them exactly what you are planning to do. Do not hide from your creditors. Always remember that your credit score will suffer a lit if you start running away from your creditors. Once your credit record is tainted, it will take a lot of time and money to get your credit record cleaned up.
About the Author: James Copper is a writer for