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I have a $14,000 balance at 12.5% interest. My questions is should I sell my long term common stocks to payoff the credit card balance? Or, just keep paying a little over the minimum each month? I am aware of the capital gains tax I will have to eat if I sell the stocks. Thoughts.

Mathematically, I'd say sell the stocks to pay off the credit cards.

Have you solved the issues that led up to the debt? If you have not, then you may be in a position in the future where you have debt again and not any stock to pay it off. Some people suggest you go through the long process of paying it off so you are more motivated not to go into debt again.

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