Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Help!! I need to pay off my credit cards!

Established Contributor

Re: Help!! I need to pay off my credit cards!

I hate to be a thorn in this thread since it's so well developed, but do you have a written, monthly budget?  Ideally, you know every penny you're earn and every penny your going to spend before the month even starts (not including real, actual emergencies, example: new tires/brakes are not an emergency).  You need to have a real budget before you start the snowball so you know exactly how much you can put toward your debt. (and so you have a much better chance of finishing the plan). 


Once you have a budget... HECK YES, snowball it!


If you haven't read it yet, a lot of people in this thread are referring to the book Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey, might be worth spending the $10-$20 on.







I am not an attorney and none of what I write should be construed as legal advice. For legal advice please consult an attorney.

Starting Score: ~470 preBK(8/2010)
Current Scores as of Late January 2016 All 700+. Last CR pull from a lender(housing) was mid-score 749.
Goal Score: 700+ - reached.
Message 41 of 41