Negative Side Effects Of Debt

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For any person, debt is like this illness that never goes away, it persists and persists, never truly getting better until action is taken. The comparison works because like an illness, debt can cause a great deal of suffering and pain to those who have trouble paying their bills each more, or at all. Immunity against debt is non-existent, everyone is susceptible. Debt can go beyond simply the inability to pay bills on time, it can literally cause both physical and mental health problems.

Otherwise, honest people who are in debt have resorted to stealing, cheating, and lying in efforts to hide or eliminate their debt. The feelings it causes, it is enough to drive anyone insane. Those suffering from debit will likely feel a combination of shame, depression, embarrassment, anger, and anxiety. While physical and emotional problems occur out of massive debt, other negative side effects occur as well.

What are the other negative side effects? They include:


Although unfortunate, thousands of people daily need to file bankruptcy, seeking protection under the law. There are three types of bankruptcy, Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and chapter 13. Though it can be a long, drawn-out, and trying process, sometimes bankruptcy can actually help someone in debt get the relief and start they need to come out of debt once and for all.


A person in debt may face eviction from their home because they have the inability to pay rent on time each month. Renters who do not pay rent each month will likely find themselves in a situation in which the property owner needs to evict them.

Wage Garnishment

To add to the lack of available money each month, creditors may sue and seek a judgment to have your wages garnished. Essentially, the judge has given your employer an order to make the payment directly out of your paycheck to the creditor you owe. This is money you will never even see, because it comes out instantly.


Just as if you had trouble paying rent, if you have trouble paying the mortgage, foreclosure is a real possibility. The trouble with foreclosure is that you lose your home. This is one of the most common problems faced for those with bad debt.

Emotional Troubles

Even the happiest of people can find the pressure and embarrassment of debt too much to handle. The press is relentless, it starts with mail and telephone calls from creditors at all hours of the day or night, then it can lead to losing their possessions, such as their car, apartments, or homes.

Suicidal Tendencies

It is a very sad fact that sometimes those suffering from intense debt commit suicide because debt has caused this so many troubles in their lives. Their inability to eliminate their debt drives them to thinking suicide is the only way out.

As you can see, debt can have a real impact on a person's life. The negative effects doesn't stop there either, debt will remain on the credit rating of the person for at least seven years. Debt comes at an extremely high emotional and financial cost.

Debt starts out as a good thing, allowing us to live the life we may not otherwise be able to live. However, in some cases, it has the ability to take control and negatively influence your life.

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