4.7 Action plan

In this module, you've learned a lot about credit and debt. Now you can put your learning into practice. Use this action plan to track your progress as you take the next steps to manage your use of credit, now and in the future.

Part one: Debt danger signals

Use this checklist to see if you are in trouble with debt. Check any of the danger signals that apply to you.

For more information, see the section on Managing debt.

Part two: Taking control of your debt

1. List all of your debts.

Debt Total amount borrowed Interest rate Amount still owing

2. List the steps you can take to manage your debt repayments. Some options include:

  • Do a monthly budget and determine how much debt you can pay off each month.
  • Cut back on your expenses.
  • Pay off your highest interest rate debts first.
  • Switch to less expensive credit cards.
  • Contact your creditors to negotiate better repayment terms.
  • Seek credit counseling.
  • Get a consolidation loan.
  • Use savings to pay off debt.

Steps I can take:


3. Number the steps in order of priority

Priority Steps you can take to manage your debt repayments

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