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Maria Pays off Her Debt


Maria's Debts


Interest Rate

Minimum Due

Credit Card Bill #1



$36 per month

Credit Card Bill #2



$16 per month

Private Loan



$12 per month

Maria can pay $200 each month for her debts. She decides to pay the minimum amount due for all her bills, but she has some money left over.  There are two options available below, which one is the best way for her to tackle the bills? [Scroll over with your mouse to find the answer ]