The Harvard Business Review recently published a study on “the best strategy for paying off credit card debt.” Set aside for a moment the idea that you should try not to rack up credit card debt in the first place (shit happens, no judgment). This study benefits the millions of Americans who are literally $800 billion in collective credit card debt according to the Federal Reserve. So it’s a problem that needs a solution.
The researchers tested a couple of different methods for credit card debt reduction:
- Dispersing payments equally across every debt account each month.
- Concentrating as high a payment as possible on one account at a time.