You simply let the bill consolidation service contact your creditors and agree lower monthly or weekly repayments on your behalf. Now I guess at this point you're thinking hey, I could do that myself. Well, yes, you could and you may succeed. But I'll wager that a credit counselling service can do the job better. By around the 16th and 17th centuries Amsterdam had begun to become the main stock market in Europe. It was there that the very first company to issue stocks and bonds was formed. This was the Dutch East India Company who issued the first share ever to be sold on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. The Dutch as leaders in this new field soon began to develop some of the financial instruments that we are all still familiar with today. And it's not just those of us in paid employment that are running up our credit card debt. Facts show that even students and the unemployed are increasing the amount they owe. So what can we do about this situation? Well the first thing to recognize is that we are all responsible for our own borrowing. Now what happens is that because the money they are lending you is outstanding for a longer amount of time they can charge you more interest. See what I meant when I said they don't care about you? Of course from your point of view you are probably going to be benefiting by having lower repayments, less worry and you'll get your credit history back on track. It's essential that you select the right method for both your needs and your personality before you invest anything at all. To do that you need to really consider all the different ways of investing. Money can be made in almost any type of investment but matching it to your personality will make it a much more sensible approach. Once you have got a good idea of how much refinancing is likely to cost you are far better equipped to approach the directly. But before picking up the phone it's a good idea to make sure you are going to present your application in the best possible way. Begin by listing every item of outstanding credit you have.