Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt In A Smart Way

Set a goal

The first thing you should do is think about a realistic goal when it comes to paying your interest credit cards. It also applies to paying any type of consumer debt, such as line of credit or car loans. And it’s really easy to get rid of money and really hard to pay your debts. It takes will and discipline to stay motivated to save money in order to pay your debts.

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Take off the credit cards from your wallet

If you keep them there, it will be just easier for you to spend more money. If you’re taking them out, you won’t feel the urge to shop that much. This is just until you’ve paid all your debts, of course. And paying with cash will help you make a difference between want and need. You’ll know what you want and what you’ll actually need in your everyday life.

Make sure you know which debts are more important than others

Write a list of all your debt, including interest rates and everyday charges and then put them in the order of importance. Mortgage and car payments are usually the most important, so make sure you’re putting them at the top of your list, because, you know, your house and your way of transportation.

Now, priorities are different from person to person. Some will want to lose the highest interest rate debts in the first stage, others need to get rid of other loans. You will know best which is which.

Take a pause from expenses to save some cash

If you want to fasten your debt repayment in order to get rid of the debt faster, look into your expenses from month to month and cut off some of them. Track your spending, from 2 to 2 weeks to see what you’re spending your money on. If we’re talking about Starbucks coffee, you should get rid of that. Instead, make your own coffee at your home. You’ll be shocked to find out how much money you can save by doing this. Getting Debt Help will increase your chances in getting rid of your debts fatly.

Make a spending plan

To get rid of your debts in time, you’ll need to stop coming to your credit card over and over again. And to do that, you’ll need a spending plan. You’ll see that, with the help of this plan, you’ll live without going back to your credit card and you’ll get an idea of when you’ll be done with your debt.

How to lose the credit card debt

For this, you’ll need a strategic thinking. After you’ve paid your monthly expenses, such as mortgages, vehicle payments, to make the minimum payments for your credit card, you need to use the lowest interest rates. To make the maximum payments for your credit card, you need to use the highest interest rates.

About the Author

Ankur Shah
Ankur Shah is the founder of the Value Investing India Report, a leading independent, value oriented journal of the Indian financial markets. Ankur has more than eight years of equity research experience covering emerging markets, with a focus on India and South East Asia. He has worked as both a buy-side investment analyst for a global long/short equity hedge fund and a sell-side analyst for an emerging markets investment bank. Ankur is a graduate of Harvard Business School. You can learn more about his latest views on global markets at the Value Investing India Report. -- He can be emailed at