POSTED BY June 9, 2014 4:42 pm ONE COMMENTON
Warm Greetings to all JI people!
I’m facing a unique crisis in my life. My father has gotten into a debt trap. He is retired and his source of income is pension and earnings from consultancy. Being a Cost Accountant, he still earns 30-40K on an average every month, some months being dry and the others being rewarding. However, his earnings mostly go into paying interests of loans. All the loans are from non-banking private money lenders. Total loans are to the extent of 8 Lakhs. Total interest payment every month is 25K. This is only the interest and the principal remains the same. It’s a huge drain on our resources.
I earn 33K per month and I’m saving the most for my wife’s delivery which is due in August. Hence I’m finding it difficult to contribute towards the debt repayment. Can you suggest any way to get out of this debt trap?
Let me inform you that we have no gold jewellery and no property apart from the one we are living in. Can we take a loan against the property? My father can’t take any bank loan as he is 73 yrs old. Will it be a wise decision for me to take on such a huge loan as I have more responsibilities coming up? I am ready to take on my father’s debts but at the same time scared of my future since I’m only 32 yrs old.
Please advise me on the right course of action. I’m feeling very helpless.
Thanks in advance,