Before you panic, learn the basics on dealing with different types of creditors so you can keep a little slip up from snowballing into a financial crisis.
Credit Card Issuers (and other “unsecured” debt)
Credit cards, medical bills, and personal loans not tied to any collateral are all considered unsecured debt. Most holders of unsecured debt will wait six months before they put your account into collections – but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them if you run into a cash crunch.
If you do go into collections, the lender can take you to court and garnish your wages to pay off your debt – unless you declare bankruptcy. Assuming your cash flow problem really is temporary, bankruptcy is probably not a great option for you. Instead, call the lender right away (this should be sounding familiar by now) and ask them to help you work out a temporary payment plan. Some credit card issuers actually offer skipping a payment or two as a perk to valued customers.
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