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How Do Debtors Prioritize Debts?

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How Do Debtors Prioritize Debts?

Debt payment prioritization

Written and Verified by Ralph A. Ferro, Jr., Esq.

Debtors pay personal loan debt first.    When debtors do not have enough money to pay all creditors, it is interesting to note that personal loans were paid first.

The hierarchy that debtors pay their debts was found to be as follows:

  1. Personal Loans
  2. Auto Loans
  3. Mortgages
  4. Credit Cards

This order of payment preferences has been consistent since 2004.

Based on a study I reviewed from the  Trans Union’s Annual Financial Services Summit, this is counterintuitive.  Personal loans are unsecured debt versus secured debt yet debtors pay these first.

The results are clear and it is believed that the duration of time of these loans (usually less than 30 months) is a principal factor in debtor’s decision process.

Debt Repayment Prioritization

  • Which bills do you pay first?   Is your style the same as the study conclusions?

If your disposable income does not allow you to meet your monthly expenses, call me so I can meet with you personally.    I will review your situation and provide you with expert options.  Bankruptcy may be a lifeline for you.

I am here to help you gain financial successes.     I will guide you on whether filing bankruptcy is best for you.    Contact me Today.