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Is it better to pay off the highest amounts of late debt or pay off the oldest first?
I have some old debt that I am trying to get paid off. Is it better to pay off the newer debt that has a higher amount? or is it better to pay off the older debt that has a lower amount? What helps the credit score more or at all?

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It's not just age and amount that matter.  The type of debt matters.  If there are derogs associated with the debt then you need to see if you can get the derogs removed.

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