**TOTAL INTEREST paid over the life of the loan will be $4,178 (**yes below it equals $4,180 due to rounding).

**However**, if she decides to take out a new larger loan of $10,000 at an interest rate of 13% while repaying at the same $150 rate then it will take 119 payments (months) to payoff and

**TOTAL INTEREST paid over the life of the loan will be $7,832.**In other words she will be paying

**$3,654 MORE INTEREST.**

Despite these facts OECD says the answer is as follows

Clearly A, as I showed earlier, is not correct. Therefore C is also wrong. While she is paying a lower interest

**RATE,**she is clearly paying**HIGHER INTEREST**in total ($7,832 vs $4,178)**.**B is in fact correct, she will have more money available but she will be paying interest on that money and unless she has an investment that is going to earn her more then the cost of funds (13%) she would be better off taking a smaller loan.
Why am I not surprised that the OECD would come up with this clearly incorrect answer regarding interest paid? Because they seem to encourage over-leveraged economies at every opportunity, so here they are teaching incorrect information, helping everyone become slaves to debt through bad information.