Z is for Zap away your Credit Card Debt.

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If you’re like many Americans struggling to stay out of debt, the sooner you get started paying down your debt the sooner you can achieve your financial goals.

 Here are some simple steps to help you get rid of Credit Card Debt.

  • Start by avoiding continued charges at all cost!  If you can’t afford to purchase an item without a credit card, don’t buy it!
  • If an emergency purchase is necessary, or you anticipate a large upcoming expense, you may wish to make plans for a home equity loan and not a credit card. This may allow for a lower interest rate, and the interest could be tax deductible.
  • If possible consolidate your balances into one card with the lowest interest rate. If you can’t consolidate then start paying off the card with the highest interest rate, and double or if possible triple your montly payments until you eliminate your balance.
  • Consider using money you may have in a low interest baring savings account to pay down high interest credit cards. For example, if your savings account is only paying 2% and the interest on your debt is 14% it makes sense to use savings to get rid of debt.
  • Be commited to your credit card repayment; should you find unexpected income, like a tax refund Use it!  Any lump sum payments make a big difference in lowering your debt.

This process may take months or even years, but ridding yourself of debt is the first step to finding financial freedom today and more importanly your future.

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About Ann Zuraw

Ann Zuraw, the voice behind "Chicks, Chat and Change", is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™).If you have comments on this post contact Ann Zuraw

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