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The author and her husband.

My husband and I paid off $26,000 of credit card debt in 4 months by making 3 changes

The couple took a scalpel to their spending and lived on one salary to pay down their credit card debt — and it worked.

5 ways to be free of credit-card debt by the end of the year

You can pay off credit-card debt fast by paying the most expensive balance first, consolidating balances, or doubling your monthly payment.
The author is not pictured.

My dad taught me debt was the enemy, but he was wrong. I wish he’d taught me 3 different lessons instead.

Her father refused to go into debt for anything, even a car loan, an attitude she internalized to her own detriment. Until her mind changed.
Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The 9 US cities where people are mostly likely to max out their credit cards

Bridgeport, Connecticut has the most residents dealing with credit card debt, followed by New York City and Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The author is not pictured.

I’ve paid off $12,000 of credit card debt in 3 months thanks to a strategy that’s just strict enough to work

During a move, the author racked up about $20,000 in credit card debt. After the move, she got serious about paying it off.
You can use personal loans, balance transfer credit cards, or home equity to consolidate your debt.

If you’re drowning in multiple monthly credit card payments, consolidating your debt may help you get back on track

Debt consolidation — i.e. turning multiple monthly debt payments into a single payment — can make repayment more manageable.
It's a good time to be strategic about paying off debt.

4 things to do with your money now, while interest rates are low

To take advantage of the low Fed funds rate, now is a good time to consider consolidating credit-card debt and refinancing student loans.
More than half of millennials would be inclined to vote for a socialist candidate, according to a new poll.

70% of millennials say they’d vote for a socialist. 5 facts about their debt-saddled economic situation tell you why.

Millennials and Gen Z are less likely than older generations to favor capitalism — only around half of each cohort does, according to a YouGov poll.
It's probably time to think about consolidating your debt.

If you’ve ever considered consolidating your credit-card debt, now is probably the right time to do it

The average borrower could save as much as $2,500 by consolidating their credit-card debt with a personal loan, according to analysis by Credible.
Some millennials just aren't worried about their credit-card debt.

Credit-card debt is surprisingly common among millennials, but many of them aren’t worried about paying it off

30% of millennials with credit-card debt have little to no stress about it. Credit-card debt can damage your credit score, affecting wealth building.