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Getting Rid Of Your Debt In A Jiffy

Aug 17, 2007
People end up finding themselves staring deep into the pit of debts due to poor financial management, excessive greed, losing a job, etc. However there is no use pondering over how the debts accumulated and what is more important is planning a way to pay them off. What is most surprising and unbelievable is that generally it is faster to get rid of the debts if their number is large!

You begin by making a list of all your debts and the money owed. Carefully enlist all of them such as credit card debts, property loans, study loans, etc. Also enlist your sources of income and compare the two. This will help you to estimate the magnitude of the money you owe and the steps required to save an adequate amount to pay the debts. This can be regarded as a budget and it is imperative to stick to this budget to meet your targets.

Now, there are two methods to start paying them off. First, you can pay the lower amounts first and pay the remaining slowly or you can pay more on the higher amounts and pay the smaller amounts gradually. The former method proves to be much faster. This is because as the debts diminish you get the feeling of accomplishing something and getting back on track financially. This will spur you to pay off the larger amounts also. However if you are already motivated enough and do not need any psychological boost, the latter method works equally well.

Check your credit cards and their interest rates. If you have a lot of debt on a credit card with a higher interest rate, get the debt transferred as soon as possible to one with a lower rate of interest.

As your debts get paid off do not relax but continue saving the same amount of money. Use the money which was originally allocated for a debt which you have already paid off to increase the amount paid for the second debt. Keep doing this as further debts get paid off. Thus you will ensure that your debts not only get paid but also increase the rate at which this happens. This is called the snowball effect and should leave you debt free in about 3 to 5 years.

These simple methods will ensure you pay off your debts art the earliest and lead a debt free and more importantly, stress free life.
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