If you’re finding the holidays crushing your budget a bit you may need to get creative. Finding ways to save money could be right under your nose. If you’re like the average American family you have some percentage of debt weighing you down. Now more than ever people are buried under credit cards, mortgages, and loans.
You could significantly reduce your payments for the holidays by taking advantage of balance transfer offers. The interest is the biggest part of your payment. This is why credit card companies loan people money in the first place. By bouncing your balance around you can not only save yourself payments, but pay off more of the principal. Since you won’t be paying interest your entire payment will go towards your balance.
If you’re paying a card with a 20% interest rate now you’re most likely only paying down 75% of your balance. Depending on the terms of your credit card it could be even less! This keeps you in debt for years and years and insures a fat monthly payment for your credit card company. Many transfer offers are 0 APR and can help you avoid this scenario.
Doing this could help you save up some cushion money, pay down your debt, have money for Christmas and plenty of other options. If you find the right deal you can get 0% for 6 months or more! This can really help if you have a hefty credit card bill. You may even be able to get no or lower payments for a limited time.
Make sure to shop around for the best deal. Just because you’re not approved for one card does not mean you won’t be approved for another. Some also offer other perks like cash back advantages or special promotions that could get you free stuff with the deal was well.
Check what your new interest rate will be. Some companies will offer a low introductory rate, but then jack up the rate after your term is up. Make sure to find one you can live with or you may have to try to balance transfer again.
Originally posted 2011-12-13 00:04:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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