Please tell me I’m not alone. I’ve made such a mess of my finances and I’m 3k in debt. I’m hiding all this from my husband and today I had a letter to say a debt collection agency is dealing with my debt now. I’m mortified and ashamed . I don’t work due to a chronic illness but we have a good income and I’m terrified my husband is going to find out as we argue so much about money. This could end my marriage
Next Directory. The interest has just built up from only making the minimum payment. Hubby was aware a couple of years ago but seems to have conveniently forgotten about it and I’m too scared to bring it up
I'm in the same boat debt wise but my DH knows. He also knows it's mine and I want to pay it myself but he would be prepared to help if I needed it.
Go to your bank, ask about a low interest loan. I have about 3k debt and 1k is in a 0% overdraft and the other two a low interest loan. I've got less than a year on the loan now so feel like I'm getting there!
If you don't have a good credit history you can call the debt company who has bought your debt and make a payment plan. I would do this sooner rather than later. If you keep up your payments your DH doesn't even have to know if you would prefer it that way. Personally, I like having my DH involved even if he doesn't bail me out. It's good to know he could if I needed it and you might find that gives you peace of mind.
Alot of couples argue over finances. Remember, it's only money. That's all it is.
It’s more worrying that you’re scared to bring it up. Assume you’ve missed payments? You need to tell DH, ring the debt collection agency and decide how to clear it by either paying outright, a payment plan or a loan. It wouldn’t be wise to take no action at this point
Contact step change. They can sort manageable payments . Failing that contact the debt company explain your situation and give them an amount you can pay each week/month. Something is better than nothing .
Contact Steps2Change debt charity who will help you with how to get affordable payments. I've been here and it is hard but worth it in the end. 3k although sounds a lot isn't much compared to a lot of people.