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Things can start to go awry if you do not manage your finances effectively. In the worst case, if your finances are not well cared for, they may lead to a dire situation. It is crucial that you act in time to avoid any financial problems and the embarrassment of bankruptcy. Once declared bankrupt, your credit record will be tarnished for a number of years, making it difficult to obtain credit even though you may have been discharged from your bankruptcy.
How can you escape from such a fate? By planning in advance you can retain your financial respectability and continue to obtain help when genuinely needed. You can also cut down on unnecessary expenses, make wise investments and obtain further finance only if you have the money to service it. In short, budgeting is the most important aspect of financial planning. When you make a budget for yourself, ensure you plan wisely and foresee any potential situation that could prevent your from obtaining any future finance or cause problems with your existing loans.
There are times still when you may feel that you are unable to achieve successful budgeting. In such cases, you need the help of a good financial expert who can guide you towards effective fiscal management. If you have a large number of debts, the expert may advise you to take out an IVA, or Individual Voluntary Arrangement. An IVA is a legally binding arrangement between you and your creditors that enables you to settle your debts in an effective, structured manner. Typically, you would make payments, via an IVA provider, for a period of five years, after which any remaining unsecured debt is written off. Additionally, unless your circumstances improve significantly, you will not be asked to increase your payments, and your creditors are not permitted to pursue you for payment outside the IVA.
An insolvency practitioner is always appointed to monitor the smooth and fair running of the IVA. He sees that you make affordable and organised payments to the creditors and that no problems arise during the course of the IVA. With the help of an IVA you ca quite easily pay off all your debts in a very respectable manner.