Jeffrey M. Rosenblum, P.C.
A Fresh Start

Debt can build without warning quite quickly

Debt is something that almost every American will have to deal with at one time or another in life. Whether it's student loan debt, a mortgage, credit card debt, a car loan, a boat loan or any other type of loan; debt is almost unavoidable. It's necessary for people to go into some form of debt in an effort to live their lives. But, debt can begin to build quite quickly to the point where you are swimming in it and see no way out of it.

A big cause of building debt, especially credit card debt, is inexperience. Many people will get a credit card for the first time and start spending, knowing they have one month before the bill comes due. They might begin paying off their credit card bill in full each month before trouble really begins. Maybe the next month the bill is too much for them to pay in full and that's when the debt begins to mount.

Another way that debt builds quickly is medical expenses. Insurance might not cover that root canal that you require. If that is the case you might be on the hook for a $2,500 procedure. Do you have this much money in your account? If not, you will need to find some way to pay this bill. For most, that would mean charging it to a credit card.

For others, they claim that life simply happened. They lost a loved one or suffered some other form of loss in their life. This can lead to retail therapy, which quickly inflates a person's amount of debt.

Are you in so much debt that you cannot climb out of it no matter what you do? Dealing with debt in Long Island can be difficult. You likely have a lot of questions and a ton of worry. Don't go it alone. Seek support and help from various industry professionals before making any decisions.

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