- You may have additional fees, such as late or collection fees, added to your debt which will make it even harder for you to pay the debt.
- Your credit score will drop.
- You will more than likely need a larger down payment for purchases or deposits.
- You will have a harder time refinancing any loans you may have or to get loans to make new purchases.
- Higher interest rates on new loans.
- Interest may be continually added to the debt.
- You may not be able to get loans in the future.
- You may find it difficult to raise your credit score as negative items often outweigh the positive items.
- If you haven’t paid your utility bills, such as electric or gas, it may be harder to get new service if you move and you may be required to put a deposit down on your service.
- Auto loans that are not paid can result in your car being repossessed. Without transportation, losing your job is a real possibility which will cause even more problems. Even if you voluntarily choose to give the car back, you will still have repercussions on your credit score.
- If you don’t pay your phone bill, it can be difficult to find another phone service provider that will be willing to offer you a service plan.
- Not paying your mortgage can result in the bank foreclosing on your home and it may also make it nearly impossible to get another mortgage loan in the future.
- You may be evicted if you don’t pay your rent. Many agencies check your credit score before offering you a lease so being evicted once will make it difficult to find another place to live.