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pkenn
Regular Contributor

Which to pay down

This might be a silly question but which CC account would give me the most bump if any to pay down first?  Pay a card from 8% to $0 or one from 28% to 8%?  or is itcpretty much a wash at that point?

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nwa479
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Re: Which to pay down

I think it would depend on the balances and the impact on aggregate utilization.  

But my guess is you'd get the most impact from 28 percent to 8.    

I would calculate the impact of this move on your overall card utilization to see if it crosses any of the threshold of 9%, 29%, etc. 

 

 


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Shooting-For-800
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Re: Which to pay down

I would always pay down the highest utilization if it drops it below the standard levels.  9,29,49,69,89

Of course interest rates matter if dramatically different.

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rostrow416
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Re: Which to pay down

Is the $$$ amount is the same, pay the one that has a higher interest rate 

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SouthJamaica
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Re: Which to pay down


@pkenn wrote:

This might be a silly question but which CC account would give me the most bump if any to pay down first?  Pay a card from 8% to $0 or one from 28% to 8%?  or is itcpretty much a wash at that point?


I would need to know

 

(a) what the balances and limits are on all your cards and

 

(b) which scores you're trying to bump.

 

 


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