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Paydown Debt Faster or Save While Paying Slower?

Submitted by Ben on Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:41

I currently have around $20k in credit card debt.

I have the ability to pay around $1600/month towards that debt. Currently, $800 of that is going into savings.

Is it best to leave that $800/month going into savings (where it's not really earning any interest) or put it towards the debt in order to pay it off faster and pay less in interest?

I already have my own answer but I'm interested in what others think about the options.

Ofcourse, the sooner you pay off the debt burden, is better.
Yes, you are absolutely right. As you are not getting any interest from the savings, there's no point of putting that amount aside right now. It will be a wise decision if you put that $800 towards paying off your credit card debt.

Submitted by tiarajoseph11 on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:47


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Do you have any emergency fund? If yes, the you can use the entire amount to repay debt asap. But, if not, then it's wise to keep some liquid cash and repay debt at the same time.

Submitted by Good Nelly on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:35

Good Nelly

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