If you were to pay off each credit card separately, you would be spending 0 per month for 28 months and you would end up paying a total of around ,441.73 in interest.
Consolidating loans and bills
“If the principal is paid down faster [than it would have been without the loan], the balance is paid off sooner, which helps to boost your credit score,” says Freeman.
For example, say an individual with three credit cards and a total of $20,000 owing at a 22.99% annual rate compounded monthly needs to pay $1047.37 a month for 24 months to bring the balances to zero.
(In circumstances where you need actual debt relief or don't qualify for loans, it may be best to look into a debt settlement rather than, or in conjunction with, a debt consolidation.
Debt settlement aims to reduce your obligations rather than just reducing the number of creditors.
Consumers can use debt consolidation as a tool to deal with student loan debt, credit card debt and other types of debt.
There are several ways consumers can lump debts into a single payment.
This works out to ,371.84 being paid in interest.
The monthly savings is 5.21, and over the life of the loan the amount of savings is ,765.04.
There are also several consolidation options available from the federal government for those with student loans.