Author Topic: The Steps to Paying Off Credit Card Debt  (Read 1744 times)


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The Steps to Paying Off Credit Card Debt
« on: Feb 09, 2009, 09:26:14 PM »
Hi all,

It is much easier to use credit than to spend cash. Because of this so many people are deep in credit card debt and are finding it hard to dig themselves out. Despite all their efforts to turn things around they continue to charge on their credit cards and continue to slide deeper into debt.

Multiple credit cards make it difficult to recover from credit card debt. If you retain the credit cards there will always be the temptation to use them. The best way to ensure that you improve your situation is to destroy all but one credit card and close all other accounts. Hold on to that one credit card and don't allow yourself to use credit for anything unless absolutely necessary. The one credit card that you hold onto should be the one with the best interest rate and you should hold request a low limit on this card to avoid the temptation of overcharging.

Credit card companies will often make offers of 0% interest for a certain period of time. If used properly it can also be used as a way out of debt. If you can transfer the balances of your credit cards to a 0% interest card this may enable you to pay off your debt quicker.

Be aware that after the 0% interest period expires the terms on these credit cards can difficult to manage. If you are not ready to pay the credit card off completely when the special promotion offer ends. You can apply for a different credit card, possibly another promotional offer with little or no interest.

It may be that you are not able to transfer to a 0% interest rate again. But you can find a credit card with a low enough interest rate for you to manage.

If you normally have a problem making your monthly payments on time you can have your credit card payment deducted automatically from your bank account so that the payments are on time and made regularly.

If credit card transfer is not a possibility or if your problems are to severe for that consolidating your debt may be the answer. A consolidation loan brings down your monthly payments and reduces the amount you pay in interest each month.

With only one account to manage you can stay on top of the status of your debt and better manage it. Also you will not have to worry about collection agencies calling your house every day.


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Re: The Steps to Paying Off Credit Card Debt
« Reply #1 on: Mar 10, 2009, 05:17:30 AM »
Provided information by you will really ffect the people who r really needy for it