Want to get out of debt? Want to do it right away? We can help! These five easy tricks will help you get out of debt quickly and get you onto a brighter financial track.
1. Pay More Than The Minimum
All of your debt accounts will give you a set monthly payment that you need to make. While you definitely need to make sure you pay this minimum on time in order to reduce your debt, you should also pay a little bit more. Any extra payments you make will help decrease your interest payment and also make your debt disappear faster. An easy way to do this is to simply round your payment up, making it a nice whole number and also paying off more of the debt. If your monthly payment is $176, pay a full $200 each month. This will be easy to budget for and after 12 months of doing this, you will have paid more than a full extra payment on your debt! That “minimum payment due” should just be the absolute minimum that you pay.
2. Pick Up A Side Job
The best way to get out of debt fast is to increase your income. Pick up any side jobs that you can in order to make a little extra money. Try babysitting, mowing lawns or picking up extra work at your existing job. Just be sure to put any extra money you make toward paying your debt. If your additional income goes straight toward debt payment, you won’t have to work that extra job for long![Read more…]