Looking for ways to pay down credit card debt and lines of credit, during the first half of the year, consumers cashed in about $29 billion from their maturing certificates of deposit to do so.

From January to June, consumers pulled out nearly $200 billion from their CDs, according to research firm Market Rates Insight. About $171 billion was moved to liquid accounts such as money market, savings and checking accounts.

Total consumer debt, both revolving and nonrevolving, decreased $29 billion from January to June, MRI noted. The lion share of the decrease in consumer debt during the same time period occurred in credit cards and other revolving credit from $859 billion to $832 billion-a decrease of $27 billion.

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