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Paying off Credit Cards

We’ve been discussing ways to pay down outstanding credit card balances (and by “outstanding”, we don’t mean “really good”). You should start by negotiating with your current credit card providers to try to get a lower interest rate, and perhaps see if you can leverage one provider’s offer against another to cut your interest costs. But if those methods don’t help, it’s time to get a little more drastic. Here are some potential solutions, in order of “most preferable” to “worst-case scenario”.

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