Do I Need To Add All Of My Accounts To A Debt Management Program?
You can keep one credit card off of our Debt Management Program, for emergency purposes.
Remember, the goal of a Debt Management Program is to help you pay down your debt in the quickest and most efficient way possible. In order for us to do that, we recommend that you include all of your unsecured accounts. This is a requirement of your creditors, who will monitor the activity on your credit report while you are on the program. If you use any credit cards or department store cards, your creditors may disqualify you from the program and you will lose the benefits they have provided to you. Not using your credit cards is also a great way to get in the habit of using cash for purchases and sticking to the budget that you have worked out with your InCharge certified credit counselor.
InCharge strongly suggests that all accounts be placed into the program. There is no limit to the amount of unsecured (credit card) accounts that may be placed on the InCharge Debt Management program. Creditors are very willing to extend benefits when they know a consumer is earnestly trying to repay their debt. Placing all credit cards on the program demonstrates an earnest commitment to repaying one’s debts.