Digging Out of Holiday Debt

Now that the post-holiday bills have started creeping in, many people are quaking in their boots at the thought of hefty bills eating away at their bank account.

The pandemic has been a harsh reminder of how fleeting financial security can be, especially for younger generations. In this coming-of-age story, we’ll look at how the pandemic has shaken things up for both Millennials and Gen Z.

The Pandemic Drives Credit Card Debt

Although new research shows that credit card debt did not hit the record highs experts in the U.S. originally predicted, this still didn’t stop most consumers from turning to credit cards.

Since more than 50 million Americans found themselves out of work due to government-ordered shutdowns, it’s no surprise to see that Millennials and Gen Z were affected the most.

If people are temporarily stopping their credit card payments, they are definitely not saving for emergencies, never mind retirement.

The Pandemics Lasting Impact

Need Help Digging Out

The debt snowball method is a strategy where you pay off debt in order of smallest to largest, gaining momentum as you pay off each remaining balance.

When the smallest debt is paid in full, you roll the minimum payment you were making on that debt into the next-smallest debt payment. If you’re having trouble figuring out where to start, reach out Debt.com for help.

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