Ask Stacy: How Can I Pay Off High-Interest Credit Cards?

Credit card interest is eating you alive, but your credit isn't good enough to qualify for a zero-interest card: Now what?

Ask Stacy: How Can I Pay Off High-Interest Credit Cards? Photo by Pormezz /

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Today’s question is about getting out of debt; specifically, how to pay off high-interest credit cards.

I’ve done a ton of stories about paying off debt, not to mention writing a book or two about it. So, what’s the best way to destroy debt? Hit “play” and find out.

For more information on this topic, check out “8 Foolproof Steps to Get You Out of Debt Fast” and “How I Wiped Out $37,000 of Debt in One Year.” You can also use the search tool above, put in “debt” and dive into a sea of articles offering both the information and inspiration you need to succeed.

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About me

I founded Money Talks News in 1991. I’m a CPA, and have also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.

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Stacy Johnson
Stacy Johnson @moneytalksnews
I'm the founder of Money Talks News and have spent the last 40+ years in the personal finance trenches. I'm a CPA, author of a few books and multiple Emmy recipient. I'm ... More


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