How to Pay Off Debt in 3 Easy Steps
- July 6, 2014
Debt is something that most of us come across at some point in our lives, but, it can be avoided if you take the right steps. The ideas below might not necessarily get rid of all your debit, however, they can help reduce it and evade having these problems in the future. Whether you have credit card, hire purchases, car loans, personal loans, mortgages, or any other debt, take the time to get organized and review the situation you are currently in instead of ignoring it.
The best way to get organized is to take the time to sit down and make a collective list of your debt by interest rate. Try to make a plan to pay off the one with the highest interest rate first to avoid the continuous void of endless payments. When you have a list staring back at you it can almost feel intimating but just remember that it’s also a way of motivating you to get rid of your debt and how good is it going to feel when you can start crossing those debts off your list?
Secondly, move away from the avoidable debt. This includes expenses like credit cards and hire purchases. If you are in this debt, then try to do some research on your current credit card situation and find better options that can meet your needs. If you are paying off hire purchases, make sure you pay them off within the interest-free period. And don’t forget, try your best to pay off your credit card bills in full every month, avoid that interest!
Lastly, think before you borrow. Loan companies are there for your access when you know you can make the repayments consistently and quickly. There is this misconception that the interest rates doesn’t make it worth it but if you find yourself needing money for a quick fix then interest rates are very reasonable. Importantly, you should only borrow money when you know it will be easy to pay back. When you do apply for loan make sure you ask yourself the following questions. How much do you want to borrow? How much will my repayments be? How long will it take to pay back? Pick a plan that bests suits your current situation to minimize the chance of being in debt and plot to pay off your expenses exactly where they need to be so that a loan can actually help you in the long-term.