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Credit card debt could be problem for Tennessee residents

Handling debt may not always be an easy action for many Tennessee residents. In fact, some parties may not even be willing to acknowledge that they have a considerable debt problem until they are completely overwhelmed. There are many warning signs that an individual may be consumed with credit card debt, and there are also options that could help a person deal with that debt.

A major sign that a person may be in over his or her head is if he or she has reached the credit limit on credit cards. Reaching a credit limit could either indicate significant overspending or that an individual is relying too much on credit for necessary purchases. Either way, it is likely a sign that a person needs to reassess his or her financial affairs. 

If a person attempts to use a credit card to make payments on another credit card, he or she is not effectively dealing with debt. Paying down a card with another card does not truly reduce debt because the balance on the other card is increasing. This action will also certainly lead to the accumulation of interest, which could further hinder a person's financial state. 

When it comes to dealing with credit card debt, there are effective actions that one could take. Filing for bankruptcy is one option that could be worth considering for Tennessee residents facing significant amounts of debt. Parties may be able to qualify for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy that could allow them to find a fresh financial start.

Source: fool.com, "7 Signs Your Credit Card Debt Is Out of Control -- and 5 Ways to Fix It", Matthew Frankel, Oct. 31, 2015

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