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Snowball vs Avalanche – Debt Payoff Methods: What’s the Difference?

Snowball vs Avalanche: What’s the Difference? There are a few methods to pay off your debt quickly. While each has its pros and cons, choosing comes down to your personal preference.

  • Debt Snowball
    With the debt snowball method, you make the minimum payment on all debts, except the one with the smallest balance. With this bill, you’ll pay as much as possible. Once you pay off this debt, you move on to the next lowest balance, repeating until you’ve paid off all your debt. This approach won’t save on interest fees, but it motivates you to stay on track.
  • Debt Avalanche
    With the debt avalanche method, you make the minimum payment on all debts, except the one with the highest interest rate. With this bill, you’ll pay as much as possible. Once you’ve cleared this debt, you’ll move on to the next highest interest rate. Again, you’ll repeat this process until all debt is paid off.

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Snowball vs Avalanche - Debt Payoff Methods

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