Pay Debt Off

by : Attila Jancsina

Most of the people don't know how to take full advantage of the credit card. For some people, it is just a simple payment tool. For a lot of people it is a great way to loan. And for some people a great way to get involved in annoying debt.

It is a serious problem nowadays that many people can't pay off their credit debt. As a consequence of 'spend now and worry about payment later' lifestyles, debt statistics are horrible.

How has this situation arisen? We live in a materialistic society where it has become reasonable to judge our neighbors by the clothes they wear, or the car they drive, or the items that they purchased in order to have amazing homes.

It is not a fair judgment of course, and is not telling anything of the people themselves, but unfortunately it has become a cruel reality in today's society.

So it is no wonder that we often turn to the easy payment solution offered by a credit card company on a buy now pay later basis. Furthermore, paying by card is just better and safer than paying by cash. And easier. You'll find yourself easily in the shops looking for something to buy.

This mentality can also lead to mismanagement of personal finance and it could mean disaster.

The problem is, if you are not able to pay off the borrowed amount within the fixed dates (usually a month, but sometimes up to 60 days), you'll have heavy interest penalties and if you continue to spend can very quickly become flooded with terrible debt.

The first and most obvious strategy to take back control of your finances is simply to cut down on your spending. You must immediately stop credit card spending because you will never pay debt off if you continue to add to the outstanding balance. The high interest on that debt added with a climbing balance will make it impossible to ever pay off.

Switching to a credit card with a lower interest rate is a good idea to eliminate the problem. By transferring credit card debt from a high interest rate card to a low interest rate one you'll pay a greater amount of money towards the balance and less interest on debt.

Always pay more than the minimum payment on your the card you want to eliminate first. Paying the minimum payment makes you keep paying that high credit card interest rate.

Another important thing is that start paying off the one with the highest interest rate first. Pay the minimum monthly payment on the others.

Well…do you really need that 102-inch plasma TV to give meaning to your life?