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What is better - To make minimum payments or settle a credit card debt?

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If I am unable to repay the entire credit card balance now, what makes more sense - continue making the minimum payments or negotiate to pay a lump sum and get rid of the debt. Even closing that account will be no harm

Negotiate to pay a lump sum and get rid of the debt. But to do it, you have to stop making monthly payments for the time being. Otherwise, creditors may not agree to reduce your payoff amount.

Sub: #1 posted on Thu, 08/01/2019 - 21:10

Nick Jonas Nick Jonas

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You can talk to your creditor for an alternative payment plan. It is better not to close the account even after settling and paying back debts since it will reduce your credit limit, for which, your credit score might get reduced to some extent.

Sub: #2 posted on Thu, 08/01/2019 - 23:34

Mabelle Page Mabelle Page

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If you are not able to pay, then negotiate with the creditors for the lump sum payment. Tell them that you can't repay the full balance. However, you have to convince them. You can consider debt settlement plan for it.

Sub: #3 posted on Fri, 08/02/2019 - 06:36

Sanders Patricia Sanders Patricia

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