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Which debts should I tackle first?

If you have a significant amount of debt, you may be concerned about taking the right action toward becoming debt-free. Having a lot of debt can mean that you will be poorly equipped to deal with a job loss or other financial emergency.

This is why it important that you start to address your debts sooner rather than later. However, it can be difficult to know where to start. Following are some tips for tackling debts.

Prioritize the most important payments

The most important loans to keep up with likely are your mortgage and car loans. If you are unable to make the minimum repayments, you may lose these crucial assets. Pay these before thinking about tackling the repayment of other debts.

Tackle the debt with the highest interest rate first

A popular choice for debtors is to tackle the highest interest debts first. This way, they are able to get rid of the most expensive loans in the shortest possible amount of time, thereby saving money.

Tackle the smallest debts first

Others take the approach of paying off the smallest debt first. This can be a great way to feel encouraged that you re taking steps in the right direction. You will feel a sense of achievement when you are able to pay off your first debt in full.

If you are struggling financially, you should consider the many debt relief options that are available to you. The best strategy for you will depend on your specific financial situation. An experienced attorney can provide you with some valuable guidance.

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