June 29, 2007, Newsletter Issue #71: Credit Card Balance Transfers

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Transferring your high interest rate debt to lower rate credit cards may be one way to get some credit card debt relief, but it's not necessarily the best way. However, if you have considered all your other options, such as a home equity line of credit or loan, then by all means transfer away. Just keep in mind that you may end up paying a hefty balance transfer fee so make sure the fee isn't more than any interest savings you'll gain. If you take control of your debt situation, you won't need to seek out debt relief tips. The only way you are going to get ahead of your credit card debt is to pay more than the monthly minimum due. Even though your minimum payment will go down once you've transferred to the lower rate card, keep paying the same amount (or more!) you were paying in the first place. And, if you want to really get serious about paying off your credit card debt, consider setting up a push payment plan. It will save you interest and get you out of debt faster.

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