The reason why the DebtBuster strategy works is simple. By eliminating one debt at a time, you focus your efforts and create debt-reduction momentum. You can start where you are right now, today. Here's how it works:
Stop using your credit cards to spend money you don't have on things you don't need.
Target one credit card at a time by applying as much money as you can toward the credit card you can pay off fastest, paying only the minimum monthly payments on the rest. This allows you to focus your debt reduction efforts on an attainable goal.
Repeat with the next card. With each credit card debt you eliminate, the amount of money you have available (momentum money) to take aim at your debt increases. This is how you accelerate your debt reduction process.
The truth about credit cards. Credit card companies lend people money in exchange for paying it back at a premium interest rate. These interest rates, accumulated on minimal monthly payments, keep millions of Americans mired in debt for decades.
The above credit card would take
9 years and 6 months
to pay in full using only minimum payments.
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How long will it take to pay off your credit cards using only minimum payments?
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Let's look at a typical mortgage. A typical $100,000 mortgage, paid back over 30 years, will actually cost you $239,508.90 to pay off. Adding "momentum money" each month IN ADDITION TO your regular payment can significantly reduce your term, total pay-off and total interest paid.
Term in years
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Replace these figures with your own mortgage numbers to calculate your payment plan and "what-if" scenarios.