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It’s a vicious cycle.. you have a LOT of debt and the more debt you have, the more and more it becomes because of interest rates, the increasing monthly payments, etc. What happens if you literally made a mistake (didn’t purchase any frivolous things or go on vacations, buy cars, etc.) and you just can’t pay anymore? You lose your house too, in a short sale or foreclosure because, again, you just made mistake after mistake and buried yourself deeper and deeper. What happens to you? Your business (self employed) also suffered for a long time, and you’re still not back on your feet. Can people really give you a hard time for just plain bad luck/judgement? The stuff on the cards is literally like.. groceries, sometimes rent, mechanic, insurance, other credit card bills, utitiles, etc.. It’s just added up over the years. Oh ya, and at least 10k spent on renovations, as well as at least 10k in loans (to a relative that never paid almost any of it back)..

4 Thoughts on What happens if you really can’t pay your credit cards off anymore?
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    !!Tsk!!
    August 10, 2013 at 5:18 am

    yup, most credit card users will have that to say!
    Well, if you really cant pay off your credit card bills anymore, you should promptly contact your credit officers and write in with a proposal of how much you can afford to pay every month. When that happens, the Bank would probably freeze your spending limit and all you have to do is just pay off the monthly sum that uve proposed and been accepted by the bank.
    One of my collegue just did that & she’s a happy women now!

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    SPIFIMAN1
    August 10, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Credit card companies do not care what you spent the money on they just want it back.

    If you do not pay several bad things will happen.

    First your accounts will go to collections and they will hound you day and night.

    If you do not pay, they can take you to court and get a judgment, at that point they can attach bank accounts, garnish wages (if your State allows it) and file liens on any property you may own like cars, boats, land and homes.

    All of this activity will show on your credit report for 7-years making it very hard to get any other type of loans without massive down payments, paying huge fees and State maximum interest rates.

    I would suggest that you contact Consumer Credit Counseling Service at 1-800-388-2227 they are the largest and oldest non profit credit counseling service in the Country, I used them several years ago and was debt free in 36-months.

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    gonzo
    August 10, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Credit card companies are not compassionate, they want their payment on time and that’s it. You are responsible for your actions and nobody else, so better get a second job and try to make as much payments as possible if you don’t want to lose everything. And why did you make renovations when you didn’t have the money? The worst case will be to go bankrupt but nobody really wants that, so stop renovating.

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    STEPHANE O
    August 10, 2013 at 6:39 am

    They come after you forever.

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