It isn’t just Greece that needs to balance its books and resolve a debt situation – millions of UK people have also spent more than they earn and have run up debts. In fact Greece serves as the perfect example of how not to manage debt (#grexit). As well as the fact that they spent too much their other major error has been to bury their heads in the sand and for too long deny that they had a problem. Now the chickens are coming home to roost.

Guide to Managing Debt
If you have run up debts and are beginning to feel that it is all becoming too much then what you need is a plan of action – a way of going forward that begins to alleviate your situation and that allows you to progress towards light at the end of the tunnel. So, we’ve put together just such a plan to help you tackle your debts without necessarily having to resort to a debt management plan.

The key elements as we see it are:

  • Be honest with yourself
  • Make a budget
  • Prioritise your debts
  • Don’t avoid creditors
  • Consider a debt management plan
  • Apply for an administration order
  • Stay positive

If you take this structured approach then you are much more likely to succeed. Once you have resolved your debt situation you will improve your credit score and may be able to consider moderate amounts of borrowing in the future. is a great place to discover personal finance solutions. Our broking service is free and our website contains loads of information that could help you.