Step 5 - Make the monthly payments.
Print your Monthly Payment Schedule by clicking the Payment Schedule button on the Debt Repayment Screen.
The Monthly Payment Schedule is your yellow brick road. Each brick represents a monthly payment. These monthly payments have been carefully layed out to ensure you get out of debt as fast as possible. You follow the yellow brick road by making each payment.
Along the way you will encounter transitions. Transitions are a good things. A transition happens when the last payment is made to a creditor. When a creditor is paid off, it frees up some money. That freed up money gets shifted to the next creditor. This shift is called a transition.
The first transition is shown by the red outlined section below. The monthly payment going to Sears gets shifted to MasterCard. It is partially shifted in March because Sears has smaller last payment. It is fully shifted in April because Sears is now completely paid off.
The second and third transitions are highlighted below. The monthly payments from paid off accounts is shifted to the next priority debt.
These transitions form what is called a payment snowball. This video, taken from Credit Card Math, explains the concept of payment snowballing and demonstrates how the transitions are created.
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