Most of the people have debts or credits in varying forms such as mortgage loans, student loans, and auto loans or loan in the form of credit card balance to be paid by him. Availing loan from financial institutions has become some thing that can not be avoided by a person these days. Borrowing money from financial institutions in times of need is not a bad thing until you make default in repayment of the loan.But having too much debt may spoil a person's life by causing never ending financial problems to the borrower. In such case you will have to analyze your financial security by finding out your debt to income ratio.
Managing your credit – Is it a difficult task?
Finding out your debt to income ratio is known as the best method to understand whether you are overloaded with credits beyond your repayment capacity. While calculating the debt to income ratio includes both good and bad debts of yours to get the correct picture of your present financial condition.
If you want to calculate the credit overload of your bad debts just add up the total of the amount that you are paying for repayment of your bad credits to your monthly income. Then multiply the number that you are getting from this calculation with hundred to find out the percentage. The result will be your debt to income ratio. Now you will be able to know the exact percentage of your monthly income that you are spending to repay a bad debt. If the debt to income ratio exceeds 10%, you will have to do some thing to manage your credit as it is an indication to the fact that you are over loaded with credits.
Managing total debt
The same method of calculation can be used to analyze your total debt picture by including both good and bad credits. Add up all your payments including the credit card payments, student loans, rent, child support or alimony etc. while you calculate the ratio of your total credit position.
If the final out put is below 30% you have nothing to worry about your financial position and if it exceeds 40% you should do some thing to manage your credits that goes beyond your repayment capacity.