I’m a salary plus commision salesperson who’s bottom fell out. My company implemented 30% pay cuts on both salary and commision. Combine this with the slow economy and and I’ve made 40% of last years salary. I have moved to a much smaller apartment and still have no money to pay my increasing 20,000 debt. My cards are 6 months past due and i even have a few “cash store” quick loans that I can no longe pay.
Is there a way other than bankruptcy to get out from this. should i be concerned about wage garnishment, legal action? I am 4 months behind so maintaining my credit is no longer a concern. Making a bad situation really bad from wage garnishment and so on is my true fear.
There really is no logical way out of this other than bankruptcy and you should absolutely be concerned with getting legal action and your wages garnished.
Dude, you’re drowning in debt. If you were drowning in water what would you do? You’d probably tread water or get the hell out of the pool, right?
Same thing here. You either need to get your life to fit at least within your income so you don’t get further in debt each month (treading water) or you get the hell out of the debt pool by filing bankruptcy and starting over.
This is all difficult stuff to deal with mentally. But one thing is for certain here, you are on a fast downward spiral. Moving to a cheaper apartment was a smart move but taking on more debt and payday or cash store loans is the final nail in your coffin.
I would strongly suggest, and with a sense of urgency, that you find a local bankruptcy attorney you like, make an appointment, and go in to talk to them. Learn what bankruptcy would mean for you.
Please update me on your progress by posting updates here in the comments section of your question. I’m very interested in how this works out for you.