Take Control of Your Debt
It’s important to learn how to take control of your debt not only so you can build assets but also so you can have more financial peace of mind.
The first step you need to take is to write down how much you owe. Doing this may feel scary, overwhelming, and/or uncomfortable, but it is a necessary step. After you know how much you owe, you can develop a plan to tackle it.
In that plan, ensure that you use a debt repayment strategy, celebrate your wins, and actively remember that you are in control of your debt. Here are two effective debt repayment strategies you can use:
This method prioritizes paying off the smallest loan first, then focusing on the next smallest loan. Repeat until debt free.
It is best for people who need instant gratification
It also helps build momentum on the loan payoff journey
This method prioritizes paying off the loan with the highest interest rate first, then focusing on the loan with the 2nd highest interest rate. Repeat until debt free.
This method works best for people who are more analytical and don't need instant gratification
It can save money on interest
You should choose the method that works best for YOU because doing so will help you tackle your debt the best you can. So here’s to taking control of our debt because we can and we WILL!