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If you think you can successfully manage your debt, then ask yourself a few more questions.

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“Eventually, the daisy chain of balance transfer offers will end and your debt will be due.” Also, moving multiple debts onto a single card may push your credit utilization ratio high enough to damage your credit score. A HELOC typically requires interest-only payments during the first 10 years.

If you are a homeowner, you can take out a line of credit on the equity in your home. That means you’ll need to pay more than the minimum payment due to make a dent in your overall debt.

Credit counselors can help with financial basics like creating a budget and managing cash flow, but they can also create a debt management plan for you.

“People usually wait too long to reach out to a credit counselor, because it’s human nature to try to do it on your own,” says Gail Pridgeon, senior credit counselor at Baltimore-based Guidewell Financial Solutions.

You’ll have to change the behavior that got you into debt in the first place. Take a close look at your income and expenses and ask: If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, skip down to read about your debt consolidation options.

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