Debt Consolidation

Custom Search

Debt Consolidation
Debt Relief
Student Loan Consolidation,
Debt Stress, The
Loans for bad
Avoid the Trap
Debt Management Brings
Term Life Insurance:
Debt relief 101:
Debt consolidation home
Correcting Your Debt
Debt - Strategically
15 Ways Average
Debt Consolidation or
Debt Consolidation 101
Guide to free
Guide to online
Debt Handling Solutions
Consolidation Loan Student
Get Out Of
Student Loan Debt
How to Avoid
Debt Consolidation Loans
Debt Collection--Tips for
Debt Management Plans
Consolidate, Before It's
How To Find
Bad Credit Debt
Business Debt and
Christian Debt Consolidation
Consumer Debt Consolidation
Credit Card Debt
Debt and Bill
Debt Consolidation Advice:
Debt Consolidation Companies:
Debt Consolidation Credit
UK Debt Consolidation
Debt Consolidation
Debt Relief
Moving Debt Between Cards Can Save You Money
by Cassandra Stinchcombe
If you're like most people, you have plenty of credit cards, and you have stacks of offers for more. The credit card industry is so competitive that, whatever card you have, the chances are that somewhere out there is one that would be cheaper or

If you're like most people, you have plenty of credit cards, and you have stacks of offers for more. The credit card industry is so competitive that, whatever card you have, the chances are that somewhere out there is one that would be cheaper or better for you - and you can change as often as you want!

Take Up Teaser Offers.

To try and get customers, credit cards are still offering massive discount rates when you transfer balances over to them. These 'teaser' rates will only last for a set period (check the terms and conditions), but they can still save you a lot of money - especially if you switch to another card's teaser rate each time one ends.

Yes, this does mean applying for a new card relatively often - but if you do it online, you'll find it's quite painless. Is it really worth hundreds of dollars to save the trouble of applying for a new card?

Extend Your Offers.

You might not even need to move to another card to get a teaser offer for longer. If you phone and ask, many lenders will extend the preferential rate for longer, in an effort to get you to stick around.

Check the Small Print.

You might find that the 'low, low rate' only lasts a few months, and you might also find that it only applies to balance transfers, not new purchases. A common trap is for a card to allow you to transfer your balance of thousands at 0% APR, only to charge you 20% or more on anything new you buy with it. Of course, as soon as you ditch that card and move to the next, the new purchases become a balance transfer again.

A more nasty thing you might find is that you're signing up to a minimum term to get the teaser offer - they won't let you transfer your balance away again for a year, or even more. Avoid these cards like the plague.

Keep Track of Time.

Your card issuer isn't going to go out of their way to alert you when your teaser rate is over. Make sure you keep track: make a mark on the calendar. Months can go by far more quickly than you'd think, and missing the end of the teaser period by even a day will mean that you'll end up paying interest at the normal rate.

Moving Around and Your Credit Rating.

Moving debt around between cards often affects your credit rating in an odd way. On the one hand, it shows that you could be an unprofitable customer - after all, you change cards before they can make a profit from you. On the other hand, it also shows that you're likely to take up offers that you're sent, and companies tend to believe that they have a great strategy to keep you with them where others have failed.

In other words, some companies will hate you for it, and some will love you. Bear in mind, though, that the longer you do it for, the fewer companies will want to send you their very best teaser rates.

Cassandra Stinchcombe - Don't let credit cards control you. Take control of your finances. Understanding credit card debit information is the first step. For more articles on this topic visit

The site is not responsible for any content in it. E-mail: alldir[at]gmx[dot]com
debt consolidation, home loan, mortgage, debt free, debt help, refinance, equity loan, unsecured, secured debt, bankruptcy, credit card , bad credit, payday, cash advance, cash settlement, line of credit, student loan, interest rate, borrow money, car loan, adverse credit, compensation, quote, credit score, consolidate debt South McLean UT Clarendon Rainelle town Pleasant township Waukegan Lake Buena Vista Bladen County Grove Lake township Nelsonville Meadow Vale Kingsley village Central Lake village Sims township Anne Arundel County Oak City town Idalou Cannelburg town New Sharon Eden village Star City town Dazey Normanna township Stoystown borough East Vandergrift borough Bell Center village Freeport village Scottsboro Balance of Blissfield township Barry city (pt.) Balance of Boardman township USA UK Australia Canada Macau Netherlands Antilles Nagorno-Karabakh Bosnia and Herzegovina Northern Cyprus Malta Solomon Islands Italy Colombia Bahamas, The Clackmannanshire Inverness-shire Fermanagh Perthshire Midlothian Caithness Caernarfonshire Staffordshire Cheshire Kinross Oregon (OR) Florida (FL) Arkansas (AR) Palau (PW) Connecticut (CT) Minnesota (MN) Washington (WA) Minnesota (MN) Mississippi (MS) Nebraska (NE) Palau (PW) New York (NY) New Mexico (NM) Ohio (OH) Nebraska (NE) Maryland (MD) Kentucky (KY) Virgin Islands (VI) Virginia (VA)