Pacific Debt is a California Debt Relief, Debt Settlement, Debt Consolidation Company
Pacific Debt has helped thousands of people reduce their debt. Since 2002, we’ve settled over $200 million in debt for our clients. Contact us today to see how you can help you.
Struggling with debt can be stressful. Month after month you receive your credit card statements and pay your bills, but the interest rates and fees wipe out any progress you might make. All debt, but maybe especially credit card debt, is a tremendous burden to carry. It’s easy to get into debt, but as you may know, getting out of debt is not a simple task.
A national debt relief program like Pacific Debt can help you get out of debt. We will help you work through our proven debt relief program and help you learn to live debt free. It is not an easy process and it won’t happen overnight, but you can do it. Pacific Debt will be there every step of the way to help.
Pacific Debt helps you set up an affordable payment plan. We will work with you and your creditors to design a plan tailored to your budget. Pacific Debt can help with most unsecured debt like credit cards, personal loans, medical bills and repossessions. Once you are enrolled in Pacific Debt’s program, our team of professionals work tirelessly to settle your debts while providing the highest level of service and support.
Debt, Interest Rates, & Stagnant Wages
There are many reasons that people get into debt. Credit cards are a simple, fast, and convenient way to make purchases. And they are great…until you suddenly discover that you can’t pay the bills off each month. The debt seems to take on a life of its own – growing as fees and interest charges add to the monthly total.
You are not alone.
According to the New York Fed, consumers hold over $13.21 trillion in overall household debt. Credit card debt is the most common form of debt held by consumers, with about 43.9% of households having a credit card balance.
To compound matters, wages are stagnant, and interest rates are rising. The end result is that more and more consumers are feeling the squeeze when it comes to paying their bills.
Does this sound like your situation?
You work 40 hours per week or even two or three jobs, but your paychecks don’t get much larger. They can’t keep up with the cost of living. It is hard enough for the average American to cover all their bills, let alone support a family. More and more consumers use credit cards and personal loans to cover their deficits. When you can’t make more than the minimum payments, you are now in a cycle of debt.
If this is you, we can help. Pacific Debt offers debt solutions tailored to your unique situation and budget. Our certified counselors help you work up a budget, and explain your options.
The Minimum Payment Trap
Every month, you are required to make minimum payments to your credit cards. The problem is that most of the minimum payment goes to pay off the interest charges and fees. Only a tiny amount goes toward your debt.
Creditors charge interest to let you “use” their money. According to the CreditCards.com, the average Annual Percentage Rate (APR) on a general-purpose credit card is between 16.32% and 20.0% for “near prime” consumers. (Near prime is someone who has decent but not excellent credit) For private label cards, like a department store or gas company, the APRs were a whopping 23.9%.
Minimum Payments WILL NOT Pay off A Revolving Loan
Take a look at a typical scenario. You have $20,000 in credit card debt. Your annual interest rate is 20%. Each month, you make a minimum payment of $330 per month. If you never use your card again, it will take you more than 30 years to pay off your debt. In that time, you will pay $100,000 in interest. Your $20,000 debt will end up costing you $120,000 over those 30 years. Basically…. You will never pay off your credit card making minimum payments!
- You owe $20,000 in credit card debt.
- Your average interest rate is 20%.
- It will take more than 30 years to repay (assume you never use the credit card again).
- You will pay $100,000 in interest over that time.
- Your $20,000 debt will cost $120,000 over those 30 years.
Try our debt calculator and find out how much money you will spend on credit card interest, and principal. The numbers can be staggering!
People often talk about bankruptcy and how you can declare bankruptcy to get out of debt. In reality, bankruptcy is a last resort. Keep in mind these points:
- Bankruptcy can be very expensive, largely due to the legal fees
- Bankruptcy has a stigma attached to it
- Bankruptcy details are a public record
- Bankruptcy can stay on your credit report up to 10 years
- Loans after a bankruptcy can be very expensive and difficult to obtain
At Pacific Debt, we only recommend bankruptcy as the last possible step. There are several other options to try first. These include:
About Pacific Debt
Pacific Debt was founded in 2002 to help people overcome their consumer debt. It is now a #1 nationally ranked debt consolidation company. We have settled over $200 million in debt for our consumers.
Prior to 2002, consumers had very limited options, generally only credit counseling, home equity loans, and bankruptcy. The advent of debt settlement gave consumers an alternative to credit counseling and bankruptcy. It also doesn’t require collateral like most debt consolidation loans. Unfortunately, the early debt consolidation companies were not well regulated and took advantage of people.
Pacific Debt was one man’s answer to unscrupulous debt consolidation companies. Pacific Debt is built on better customer service and a strict adherence to quality. Everyone at Pacific Debt is dedicated to helping you get out of debt and stay out of debt. We can help you with any questions you may have concerning debt settlement, debt consolidation, or debt relief in general. Don’t hesitate to ask us anything.
We work with creditors, trusted partners, and legal advisors to put all options at your fingertips. We explain the process and your choices, help with budgeting and money management skills, and work toward a positive end to your debt cycle.
Our Debt Settlement Program
The Pacific Debt relief program is comprehensive. Once you make the decision to get out of debt, you apply through our website. You’ll be connected with a certified debt relief counselor who will review all your options. If debt settlement is right for you, we move forward with enrolling you into our debt consolidation program and seeing how much money we can save you.
Our debt relief program is quick and painless!
Step 1 – Get enrolled through the Pacific Debt website
Step 2 – Our Client Care department will guide you and give you a clear understanding of how our debt relief program works
Step 3 – Sit back and let our professional negotiation team work for you and start saving you money!
As you go into debt settlement, your certified debt relief counselor will analyze your debt, monthly expenses, and your income. They look at your current budget and determine a payment estimate that works for you. Once enrolled, our negotiation team will work with your creditors to agree on a (usually) lesser amount of debt and a repayment schedule.
Debt settlement includes unsecured debt such as medical bills, overdue utility payments, credit cards, personal loans, tax debt, payday loans, bankruptcy, and certain contracts, like gym memberships. We have trusted partners who will help you with payday loans and student loan consolidation.
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Our Program Qualifications
To be qualified for Pacific Debt’s debt consolidation program, you must:
We cannot help with debt from lawsuits or judgments, IRS debt, utility bills, auto or governmental loans, mortgages or home loans, or other secured debt.
Pacific Debt Can Help!
If you are in debt and need to know your options, Pacific Debt can help. We will help you work through our proven debt relief program and help you learn to live debt free. It is not an easy process and it won’t happen overnight, but you can do it and Pacific Debt will be there for every step of the way. We have settled over $200 million in debt for our consumers.
We are nationally accredited and recognized by numerous independent consumer review companies, including the Better Business Bureau. We have helped thousands of people reduce their debt, and we can help you too! Give one of our certified debt relief counselors a call to understand your options. You can also enroll in our debt settlement program through our website.
Are you ready for debt relief help now?