Home » Finance

Effective Ways To Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt

Aug 17, 2007
People generally have a tendency to use their credit cards for everyday purchases. A credit card should be reserved only for emergencies. If you find that you are becoming increasingly dependent on your credit cards and actually living off them, it means that your finances are in a terrible situation. It is high time for you to start formulating a budget to meet your targets and get your finances back on track.

The first step is to avoid using the credit card to purchase anything that you can do so by paying cash. Try to keep the credit cards at home, and use them only for emergency situations. Each time you go shopping, make a list of all that you need to purchase and carry the required amount of cash. Avoid buying any fancy or unnecessary items.

Credit card companies would rather make you pay only the minimum stipulated amount each month. But you should try to pay much more than that. This will ensure that the debt gets paid faster and you do not have to bear the burden of increasing interest rates.

The most important step is to formulate a realistic budget. Make a complete account of all your sources of income and your expenses. Plan so that the income exceeds the expenses so you can save a considerable amount each month. It is imperative to meet the budget targets each month.

Another step is to pay the credit card debts in ascending order starting with the smallest. This will help you eliminate debts and keep you motivated as each debt is cleared. Also once a debt is cleared the amount could be added to increase the installments for the other debts thus speeding up the process.

If you are finding it tough to personally manage your finances you can approach a credit counseling service or a debt consolidation service. Here you should be careful to check that theses agencies are genuine and are not going to worsen your financial condition.

Conduct a survey to check the credentials of the agencies and their background. When dealing with the agency too, ensure that you are well aware of all the procedures, terms and conditions before signing any documents.

Getting rid of debts is not easy. But if you are well committed and display a sufficient amount of self control you will surely be on your way to leading a debt free life.
About the Author
Jay Moncliff is the founder of http://debtloandeals.debtrelief2000.info ; a website specialized on consolidator debt , resources and articles. More info on consolidator debt , credit debt at: credit debt .
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 116
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources