It’s not easy to keep your finances above water in a turbulent economy. Jobs comes and go; debts demand attention. There are always new demands on our limited finances. No wonder many people struggle with the pressures. Then the big banks and lending institutions get jittery and start to make borrowing even more difficult. It can be almost impossible to stay afloat without some form of debt and adverse credit rating. The trouble is once you get into that situation, no matter what the reason, it can be impossible to get clear and start again. Here a few ways to think about restarting your finances and finding a way to survive.

Starting a savings scheme

This might sound like the last thing that you want to do, but it could help you get back on track. Any lender, bank or otherwise will want to see that they are lending money to a good risk. If you are a saver, then you are already proving that you have some security and a good track record. This is the case even if you have existing debt. Ultimately any lender will want to know that you can pay back a loan. If you have the ability to save then, you are proving that is the case.

Raising income and cutting expenditure

This is another part of the solution and a way forward. If you can increase the amount of income you have coming in, then you will be able to make inroads into some of your debt. It can be worthwhile talking to your creditors and seeing if you can reach a repayment figure with them. One way of doing this is picking one debt in particular and focusing your repayments in that area. If you’re also able to cut household expenses, for example, you will be able to add to that figure. Both of these scenarios may well help steer you in the right direction. Remember this a temporary situation and you didn’t arrive here overnight and it may take a while to get things straightened out.

Release existing equity in your property

If you are in the position where you home has equity you may well be able to qualify for a loan. This could be the case even if you have bad credit and have been turned down by other institutions. Loans from Evolution will take your personal circumstances into consideration when making a decision. One of the ways that this is possible is by extending the period of the loan repayment. The sum you receive could well be a consolidation loan that helps to pay off your creditors. It could be used for home improvements. If those home improvements increase the value of your home then so much the better.

Selling assets

If you have assets that are valuable, it could be a good time to have them appraised. Collectable items can be put up for auction or sold privately. If you have an extra car, motorbike or boat, maybe those could be sold to help you realise some capital. Smaller sums can be raised through garage and car boot sales. Some people find that these in themselves are a good second source of income.

With a little careful planning and a close look at the figures you could well find yourself back on track. Making the most of your assets could help you refloat your finances.