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Pay off debt fast by focusing on the most expensive debt first.

How to pay off debt fast, so you can start saving and investing for the future even sooner

To pay off debt fast, make more than the minimum payment on your highest interest debt. With this method, you save time and money on interest.

I’ve paid off more than $8,000 of credit card debt so far, and I couldn’t have done it without a free tool anyone can use

To track my debt-payoff progress, I used Google Spreadsheets, which I love because it's simple, shareable, and keeps me accountable to my goals.
A small habit change made a big impact. The author is not pictured.

I’ve paid off over $8,000 of credit card debt thanks to a simple habit change I didn’t realize I needed to make

She didn't realize that paying only the monthly minimum payment wasn't enough, and her credit card debt continued to grow.
Financial expert Ramit Sethi says everyone with debt should know their payoff date.

A financial expert and bestselling author asks anyone with debt the same first question

Financial expert Ramit Sethi says a person who knows their debt payoff date, whether it's credit-card debt or student loans, clearly has a plan.
Paying off your credit card is a quick way to get your credit in shape.

Paying off your credit card can quickly improve your credit score, but it has another benefit that might feel even more important

Carrying a high credit-card balance hurts your credit score, and paying that balance is an easy way to boost your score — plus save money in the long term.
Most millennials define financial success as being debt-free.

Most millennials and Gen Z define financial success the same way — and it has nothing to do with being rich

Only 19% of millennials define financial success as being rich, according to Merrill Lynch Wealth Management — most define it as being debt-free.
A balance transfer card is a credit card that offers an introductory period of 0% APR on balance transfers.

How to use a balance transfer card to pay off your credit card debt, in 5 steps

A balance transfer card offers 0% APR on balance transfers for nine to 21 months, so you can transfer debt and pay it down without interest.
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I have 26 credit cards. Here’s the best advice I can give you on staying out of credit-card debt.

I have 26 credit cards for myself and my business, and I use a four-step strategy to make sure credit-card debt is never an issue.
Sometimes, you have to pay off debt before saving for retirement.

A financial planner says for people with credit-card debt, the first step toward saving for retirement is clear

Save for retirement or pay off credit-card debt? If you have high-interest debt, a financial planner says, pay that first, then save for retirement.
It's worth calling to ask.

Most people never think to try a stunningly simple way to cut down credit-card debt

Most people don't know you can call your credit-card issuer to ask for a reduced interest rate, according to a CompareCards.com survey.