The Fastest Way to Become Debt-Free (Debt Snowball vs. Debt Avalanche)
Updated: Jan 24
Trying to pay off debt can feel overwhelming. Becoming debt free is like having a tremendous weight lifted off your shoulders. That feeling of doing the work to become debt free is best described as financial peace.
But, what's the best method out there to become debt-free though? The Debt Snowball or The Debt Avalanche method?
The "snowball method," simply put, means paying off your debt from smallest to largest balance until all debt is paid off.
The "debt avalanche method" means paying off your debt in order of highest to lowest interest rate.
Banks and lenders in general pump up "the debt snowball" method as being the best option, saying it's "easier" to start with the smallest balance and build momentum. It's no coincidence that this approach nets lenders more of your hard-earned dollars...
The "debt avalanche method" is the best approach to pay off your debt, because you are tackling the most expensive debt first, therefore, reducing balances faster and saving you money in the process.
To pay off your debt using the "avalanche method":
1. Pay all your minimum payments
2. Listing your debt from highest to lowest interest rate
3. Build an emergency fund of 1 month's expenses
4. Make overpayments into your highest interest rate debt until paid off
5. Roll overpayments into the next highest interest rate debt, until all debt is paid off
After this process is complete, you will join the elite group making up 25% of Americans who are DEBT-FREE.
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All the best,
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