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An Overview of Student Loan Debt Consolidation
A student loan debt consolidation loan allows you to combine your federal student loans into a single loan with one monthly payment. The repayments of a student loan debt consolidation loan can be significantly lower than the payment required...

Can Debt Consolidation Make My Financial Position Worse?
Debt consolidation is one of the best ways of reducing debt. Your monthly payments become much lower and this will give you more disposable income. Unfortunately, debt consolidation can also make your position much worse. The reason debt...

Debt Consolidation Loans - Defining the Pros and Cons of the Method.
Debt consolidation agencies allege that debt consolidation loans can help create savings for its customers by reducing the amount to be paid for debts. The manner in which this will be realised is not immediately comprehensible to most people. Why...

Debt Consolidation Tips
Here are some useful Debt Consolidation tips. Debt consolidation is a loan used to repay several other loans. Debt consolidation loan takes the group of debts that you owe, and consolidates them into one. In other words it combines several debt...

Moneynet targets debt consolidation loans as UK bankruptcies rise
Moneynet.co.uk, the UK's most established financial comparison site has recently launched a new section on debt consolidation loans. Debt consolidation has become a major market in the UK as consumers struggle to pay off their debts. According...

 
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Debt Consolidation with Free Government Grants? One Scam to Avoid

Have you ever seen a commercial or an ad promising “free government grant money?” According to these ads, the government and other organizations give away nearly one half a trillion dollars each year, and all you need to do is apply! The ads go on to state that the money can be used for anything, including debt consolidation , student loans, a yacht or just about any frivolous thing you can imagine. All you need to do is call their toll free number, buy their book or enroll in their program and the details are soon on their way to you.

A half a trillion dollars is certainly enticing, but are organizations really just giving money away for the asking?

Not exactly. Grants are certainly available from the Federal Government and elsewhere, but it’s not as though the money is just handed out for the asking. Grants are usually given by organizations interested in achieving specific goals. If you’re interested in bringing water to the desert, you might find an organization that’s interested in global water distribution to aid you in your quest with a grant. It’s doubtful that you’ll find an organization that’s interested in helping you


pay off your Mastercard bill or funding your dream vacation home in Sun Valley. Some of these organizations that advertise grant information are running scams, and they’re just out to take your money and run. Others are fairly legitimate in that they will provide information to you for your fee, but the information they provide is readily available elsewhere for free

If you are really interested in grant money, there’s no reason to answer to the ads on TV promising “free grant money.” The term “free grant money” is a rather odd term, anyway, since the word “grant” means “bestow” – it’s a gift, and if it’s a gift, then of course it’s free! You can find out about grants from the Federal Government by visiting the official Government grant Website – www.grants.gov. If you are in doubt about one of these organizations, it never hurts to check with your local Better Business Bureau.

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