If you are having problems in keeping up with payments on your multiple credit cards you can try to pay that off through debt consolidation. Debt consolidation helps you to consolidate your multiple debts into a single one with lowered interest and lowered monthly payment. Paying off your debt becomes manageable and stress free with only one creditor or lender to pay.

Ways to consolidate your debts

There are various ways in which you can consolidate your debts. You can take out a secured or unsecured debt consolidation loan according to your affordability to pay off your debts. However, if you have credit card debts only, you can try doing balance transfer. You can also take help from a debt consolidation company to consolidate your debts.

If you take out an unsecured loan, to pay off your debts, you are not required to keep any of your assets as collateral. However, in case of secured debts you are required to keep your assets as collateral. In case of nonpayment of the dues, your assets can be taken away.

In balance transfer you are required to transfer the balance from all of your high interest cards to one with low interest or to a new card offering 0% on balance transfer. This lowers the interest rate and lowers your monthly payment too. However, in case of the 0% offer card, you should try to pay off the debt within the offer period or else the interest rates can get quite high.

Ways to find out reputable debt consolidation companies

If you want to get help of a consolidation company, you should try to find out some reputable debt consolidation companies. To find out the reputable debt consolidation companies you can do the following:

  • You should check the reliability report of the companies listed under Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • The reputable companies will provide you with free consultation review your information and provide a quote for free.
  • If you search online for debt consolidation companies, you should make sure that the company has a valid physical address.
  • You can also consult your friends and family on reputable debt consolidation companies. Take advice from those who have used a consolidation company's services.
  • Contact the National Foundation of Credit Counselors. They may refer to a reputable local credit counseling service.

In addition to the above points also check with your state's Attorney General's office which companies are licensed and doesn't have any complaints against them.

Author's Bio: "Ryan Smith is a contributory writer associated with the Debt Consolidation Company and has written several articles for various financial websites. He holds his expertise in the Debt industry and has made significant contribution through his various articles."