Americans have long been facing debt problems and the upward trend seems to continue in 2020 as well. At the end of 2019, the total household debt reached $13.86 trillion, up $192 billion from the first quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
The bulk of that overwhelming amount consisted of mortgage debt, student loan, auto loan and last but not least, credit card debt. In addition, delinquent debts are also on the rise.
Reducing your expenses and bills can provide a helping hand in managing your debt but in most cases, the help is minimal. Luckily, even when you’re buried in debt or simply want to get rid of it more quickly, there are effective ways to tackle your budget and regain control of your finances.
Read on to find out what you can do to budget your money, get rid of debts and keep your spending in check.