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Paying off Credit Card Debt with Minimum Payments

Input Information
Credit Card Balance and Annual Interest Rate


Minimum Payment Requirement from the Most Recent Statement

Fixed Payment You Can Afford To Pay Every Month

Financial Analysis (Switch to Plain English)
Minimum Pmts.
Fixed Pmts.

Total Payments :

Payoff Timeline :
18 Years 5 Months 3 Years 2 Months

Time Saved :
15 Years 3 Months

Total Interests Paid :

Interest Savings :

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Credit card minimum payments may seem convenient on the surface, but only making the minimum payment each month can be quite costly – and, it can take you several years to finally get your credit card paid off.

Let’s say you have a $10,000.00 balance on a credit card with a 17.500% APR. If your minimum payment is $300.00 and that is all you pay each month, it will take you 18 year(s) and 5 month(s) to finally get that card paid off (assuming you don’t add anymore debt to the balance). You will have also paid $6,051.82 in interest alone.

If you send a fixed $350.00 payment, on the other hand, this exdiva money will make it possible for you to pay off that same balance in just 3 year(s) and 2 month(s) – that is 15 year(s) and 3 month(s) sooner than if you paid just the minimum payment. You will also only pay $3,030.01 in interest, saving you $6,051.82.