Don’t Let Credit Card Debt Get You Down

Americans all have something in common. Liberty? The right to the pursuit of happiness? No, it’s debt. No one starts out as a young person looking forward to having a lot of debt when they get older. But before we are even out of college, we have probably accumulated some debt in the form of college loans and credit card debt to pay for books and clothing. The next thing you know, you are married, with a couple of kids, and a house and a car. And you are still paying for that old debt, and have added a few more on, such as a mortgage and a car loan and some more credit card debt to buy things for you and your family.

Maybe you have decided to make this the year you are going to get rid of your credit card debt. How do you go about doing this/ Well, you might consider destroying all the credit records, or killing off the people who lent you money, but then you would just be sent to jail and when you got out, your credit record would be even worse.

Figuring our the fastest and easiest way to get rid of credit card debt may seem like a difficult task, but it can be very simple and easy. The first thing you have to do is is get out all of your credit card statements and look at the interest rate on each one. Make a list of all of the cards, how much is outstanding on each one and what the interest rate is. This may be a depressing exercise, but it is necessary. Next, go online. Go into Google and search for debt consolidation loans. You want to take all of your credit card balances and consolidate them into one balance and one monthly payment on that balance. You are going to shop around on the net for the lowest interest rate. You may consider a loan, or perhaps a new credit card that you will transfer all of your other credit card balances to. The most important thing is the annual percentage rate. You are paying high interest rates on your credit cards balances so that when you reduce the interest rate, you will reduce how much you have to pay in total. Yes, you have to pay off the principal that you used to buy things for you and your family, but do you want to throw away money on interest that doesn’t get you anything else. Get your interest rate down, and you can start to eliminate the debt.

It may take a while, but you can eliminate this credit card debt. Using your computer as a search tool, you will be able to find the best interest rate offer for you and then consolidate all of the loans into one.

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