Debt Snowball - Pay Off Debt

 

 

 

Three Steps to Snowball Debt or Avalanche Debt Payment
  1. Collect Information About Your Unsecured Debts

    First, collect information about your debts. Start by getting a free credit report.

  2. Figure out How Much You Can Pay

    Avoid minimum payments by keeping your payments constant. Even better, pay off your debts more aggressively. 

     

  3. Snowball, Avalanche, or...?

    Paying off your debts means sticking to the plan. Some people, such as David Ramsey, suggest that you pay off your lowest balance first. The psychological boost keeps you on track.

    However, if you start with the highest interest rate, then you are going to save the most money.

    One other way to pay off your debt quicker and save money is to take out a debt consolidation loan. If you qualify for a low-interest loan (or at least lower than your current debt), then you can save money and optimize your debt payments.

    Use the Snowball Debt Calculator to find out precisely much you can save.

Pay off Debt Calculator

Pay off your unsecured debt quicker and save money. Use the Debt Snowball calculator to see just how much you can save by paying a fixed amount or adding extra each month.

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Chart Your Debts

In order to pay off you debt more efficiently include all of your credit card and unsecured debt. Include the Balance, Interest, Rate, and Minimum Monthly payment.


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Declining Payment Schedule – Keep Original Payments on Each Debt

This scenario assums that you will continue to make the same payments for each of the debts

When you finish paying off one, then reduce your overall monthly payments.You will be out of debt based on longest payoff period.

If you can't afford those payments, then look at the minimum payment calculator for the lowest possible credit card payments. Expect to pay a large interest bill.

Check the longest monthly payoff period to see when you will be out of debt.

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Add Extra Payment - Choose Your Payoff Method

Do you have extra cash? Do you want to pay off your debt quicker? Then add extra money to your monthly payment and cut your interest expenses? Check out how much you can save.

Choose between the snowball method (lowest balance first) which for some gives a psychological gain of accomplishment, and the avalanche method (highest interest rate first), which brings the most savings.

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Check Your Results

Compare the results based on the total amount of interest you pay and the amount of time it takes to pay off your debt.

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Fixed Payment - No extra
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Paying off Debt Questions
Can a debt consolidation loan be a better alternative?

A debt consolidation loan can save you money if you have high-interest rates. To get the best rates you need an excellent credit score. However, if your current credit card rates are very high, or you need to consolidate medical and other bills, then a debt consolidation loan might be a good alternative.

What if I can't afford the minimum payments?

Minimum payments are a costly way to pay off your debt. The Debt Payoff (Snowball) Calculator shows how much you pay if you don't reduce your monthly payments. 

If you can't afford your minimum payments, then take a serious look at your budget, or try to work out a debt relief program.

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